Rockford, IL

147,404 Population
63.3 square miles 2,361.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.2%
was 1.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in IL
Population Density
2,361.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
57.1%
was 58.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
11.5%
was 11.4%
Ranked 16th Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
24.5%
was 26.6%
Ranked 10th Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
16.2%
was 14.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.8
was 8.3
Ranked 27th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
22.6%
was 23.2%
Ranked 18th Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$40,143
was $40,215
Ranked 19th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
49.8
46.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
12.8
was 12.6
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,585.3
was 1,374.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,952
was 4,686.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
66,291
was 66,772
Ranked 3rd Highest in IL
Median Rent
$712
was $701
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
11
was 30
 
Occupied Housing Units
60,659
was 58,122
 
Homeownership Rate
49.7%
was 56.3%
Ranked 15th Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
11
was 18
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,044.5
was 1,054.0
Ranked 15th Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
15.6%
was 25.4%
Ranked 16th Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 12
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.6
Ranked 14th Highest in IL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.2
was 0.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.1
was 0.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.2%
was 98.4%
Ranked 11th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
90.7%
Ranked 11th Highest in IL
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 99.2%
Ranked 9th Highest in IL

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
81.9%
was 83.6%
Ranked 15th Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.6%
was 20.1%
Ranked 16th Highest in IL

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