Rockford SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
6
Commute
8.5

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Rockford, Illinois Info Snack

Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. It is the county seat of Winnebago County and is located on both banks of the Rock River in far northern Illinois. A small portion of Rockford dips down into neighboring Ogle County. According to 2010 census data, the City of Rockford had a population of 152,871, with an outlying metropolitan area population of 348,360, which was estimated to have decreased to 150,251 and 344,623, respectively, by July 2013. During 2017, a special census was completed putting the population at 153,379.
Population
148,640
Unemployment
12.8%
Poverty
22.2%
Median Home
$89,500
Median Income
$41,991
Median Rent
$731

2 Reviews & Comments About Rockford

Overall User Rating
1.0
/5

07/23/2018

Rockford is a crime filled, dirty city, with no one really caring you are there or not.

Looks of criminal looking people walking around and it was shady. Bad experience.


09/10/2018

Rockford is one of the more depressing Illinois bigger cities. There really is a terrible night life, day life - it tries but ultimately fails in bringing in culture from Chicago or even the suburbs.

Be careful crossing the river - it gets a little sketch.

Rankings for Rockford in Illinois

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Map Of Rockford, IL

Population over time in Rockford

Year Population % Change
2017 148,640 -0.6%
2016 149,597 -0.5%
2015 150,283 -0.7%
2014 151,290 -0.6%
2013 152,138 -0.5%
2012 152,948 -0.4%
2011 153,509 -0.7%
2010 154,517 -

Crime in Rockford Per 100k

Crime Rockford IL USA
Violent Crime 1588.2 438.8 382.9
Murder 12.3 7.8 5.3
Robbery 290.9 137.2 98.0
Aggravated Assault 1208.0 250.4 248.9
Property Crime 3567.5 2011.4 2362.0
Burglary 942.3 339.5 430.4
Larceny 2318.6 1508.8 1694.0
Car Theft 306.6 163.1 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Rockford

White
54.1% (80,425)
African American
21.2% (31,461)
American Indian
0.1% (200)
Asian
3.2% (4,784)
Hawaiian
0.0% (4)
Other
0.2% (238)
Two Or More
2.8% (4,230)
Hispanic
18.4% (27,298)
Race Rockford IL USA
White 54.1% 61.9% 61.5%
African American 21.2% 14.1% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 3.2% 5.2% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.8% 1.8% 2.3%
Hispanic 18.4% 16.8% 17.6%

Household Income For Rockford, Illinois

Less than $10,000
11.0% (1,635,040)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.0% (1,040,480)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.9% (1,917,456)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.4% (1,694,496)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.5% (2,303,920)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.2% (2,705,248)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.4% (1,545,856)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.6% (1,278,304)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.7% (401,328)
$200,000 or more
2.4% (356,736)
Income Rockford IL USA
Less than $10,000 11.0% 6.9% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 4.2% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.9% 9.3% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.4% 8.8% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.5% 12.3% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.2% 17.4% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.4% 12.7% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.6% 15.0% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.7% 6.5% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 2.4% 6.9% 6.3%

Gender in Rockford

Female
51.3% (76,188)
Male
48.7% (72,451)
Gender Rockford IL USA
Female 51.3% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 48.7% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Rockford for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.5% (9,635)
9-12th Grade
10.4% (15,458)
High School / GED
30.0% (44,576)
Some College
23.4% (34,777)
Associate's Degree
8.3% (12,362)
Bachelor's Degree
12.9% (19,127)
Master's Degree
6.4% (9,536)
Professional Degree
1.4% (2,049)
Doctorate Degree
0.8% (1,116)
Education Rockford IL USA
< 9th Grade 6.5% 5.2% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 10.4% 6.3% 7.2%
High School / GED 30.0% 26.3% 27.3%
Some College 23.4% 20.9% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 8.3% 7.9% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 12.9% 20.5% 19.1%
Master's Degree 6.4% 9.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.4% 2.2% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.8% 1.3% 1.4%

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