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City of Rockford

Rockford is a city in Wright and Hennepin counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 4,316 at the 2010 census. While Rockford is mainly located within Wright County, a small part of the city extends into Hennepin County. It is part of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan statistical area. Minnesota State Highway 55 serves as a main route in the city.

Rockford was platted in 1857, and named for a nearby rocky ford on the Crow River. A post office has been in operation at Rockford since 1856. Rockford was incorporated in 1881.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.67 square miles (6.92 km2); 2.61 square miles (6.76 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.

The Crow River is formed at Rockford by the confluence of its North and South Forks.

Notable People

  • Ivan R. Gates, an American aviator and businessman born in Rockford
  • Joel McKinnon Miller, an American actor born in Rockford


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