Rockford, IL

149,346 Population
63.3 square miles 2,388.2 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.2%
was 1.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in IL
Population Density
2,388.2
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
55.6%
was 58.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
12.3%
was 11.4%
Ranked 15th Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
24.8%
was 26.6%
Ranked 9th Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
15.3%
was 14.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
9.6
was 8.3
Ranked 41st Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
22.4%
was 23.2%
Ranked 16th Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$40,720
was $40,215
Ranked 19th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.5
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
65,363
was 66,772
Ranked 2nd Highest in IL
Median Rent
$695
was $701
Ranked 18th Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
11
was 30
 
Occupied Housing Units
57,858
was 58,122
 
Homeownership Rate
56.0%
was 56.3%
Ranked 14th Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
11
was 18
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,031.8
was 1,054.0
Ranked 15th Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
22.8%
was 25.4%
Ranked 4th Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
0
was 12
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
Ranked 12th 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
96.8%
was 98.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
89.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 99.2%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
83.0%
was 83.6%
Ranked 14th Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
20.9%
was 20.1%
Ranked 15th Highest in IL

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