Since the settlement existed largely on land owned or sold by Smith Lapham, it became known as Laphamville.
By the fall of 1845, the settlement had about 5 houses.
The White Pine Trail runs through the downtown area of Rockford, next to the Rogue River and the Rockford Dam. There were 2,201 households of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families.
The downtown area hosts a summer farmer's market on Saturday. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the city was ,113, and the median income for a family was ,700.
Males had a median income of ,015 versus ,325 for females. About 10.5% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.
The Supreme Court acknowledged that Kiribati faced challenges but said Mr Teitiota was not at risk of persecution or serious harm and his nation was taking steps to protect its citizens from the environmental threat.