Rockford Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Rockford is 148,539. 27.76% is under 18, while 17.48% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 7.18% of the population was five years old or younger, 27.76% were 18 years or younger and 28.79% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 50.70% female and 49.30% male.

Rockford Housing

According to the US Census, Rockford has 66,905 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Rockford was 89.54%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $101,700

Rockford Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 75.28% of Rockford's population. Residents of the city who were Some Other Race Alone, made up 9.92% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Asian Alone, constituting 3.51% of the city's population and White Black Or African American at 2.26%

White Alone52.25%
Black Or African American Alone23.03%
Some Other Race Alone9.92%
Asian Alone3.51%
White Black Or African American2.26%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone0.76%

How Educated is Rockford

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 15.4% of Rockford residents had a bachelor's degree, while 8.8% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 24.20% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Rockford CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher85.7%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency32.8%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher27.6%
Some College No Degree22.6%
Some College Or Associates Degree22.5%
Bachelors Degree15.4%

Average Income in Rockford

The median household income in Rockford is $44,525. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $44,525.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $57,955 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $78,618.

A closer examination of the income groups of Rockford households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $35,000 and $49,999 (14.3%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (3.2%). 9.4% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$78,618
Nonfamily households$30,515