Rockdale, Illinois

Rockdale is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,976 at the 2010 census.

"Harmony And Industry"
Location of Rockdale in Will County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°30′27″N 88°6′55″W
CountryUnited States
  Total0.80 sq mi (2.06 km2)
  Land0.80 sq mi (2.06 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
  Density2,441.51/sq mi (943.05/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)815
FIPS code17-64902
Wikimedia CommonsRockdale, Illinois


Rockdale is located at 41°30′27″N 88°6′55″W (41.507480, -88.115233).[3] It is immediately south of the city of Joliet, and is about 36 miles southwest of Chicago.

According to the 2010 census, Rockdale has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), all land.[4] Rockdale was founded in 1894 by a group of local businessmen.


Historical population
Est. 20161,941[2]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,888 people, 762 households, and 473 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,377.4 people per square mile (922.7/km²). There were 826 housing units at an average density of 1,040.1 per square mile (403.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 82.89% White, 0.85% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 10.86% from other races, and 4.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.98% of the population.

There were 762 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,954, and the median income for a family was $47,232. Males had a median income of $35,761 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,738. About 7.7% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Emergency service

The village's fire suppression services are operated by the Rockdale Fire Protection district. EMS is provided by Daley's Ambulance, and law enforcement by Rockdale Police.


  1. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  5. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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