Rockford City PUMA, IL

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Population

198,336

0.501% decline

Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$46,893

4.4% growth

Poverty Rate

18.4%


Number of Employees

82,283

0.62% decline

Median Property Value

$103,800

0.575% decline

About

In 2017, Rockford City PUMA, IL had a population of 198k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $46,893. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rockford City PUMA, IL declined from 199,335 to 198,336, a -0.501% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,915 to $46,893, a 4.4% increase.

The population of Rockford City PUMA, IL is 61.9% White Alone, 17% Black or African American Alone, and 15.5% Hispanic or Latino. 17.2% of the people in Rockford City PUMA, IL speak a non-English language, and 94.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockford City PUMA, IL are Rock Valley College (2,080 degrees awarded in 2016), Rasmussen College-Illinois (578 degrees), and Rockford University (325 degrees).

The median property value in Rockford City PUMA, IL is $103,800, and the homeownership rate is 61.4%. Most people in Rockford City PUMA, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockford City PUMA, IL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Rockford City PUMA, IL employs 82.3k people. The largest industries in Rockford City PUMA, IL are Restaurants & Food Services (5,838 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,509 people), and Hospitals (4,222 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of physicians ($205,574), Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing ($103,111), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($97,411).

Median household income in Rockford City PUMA, IL is $46,893. Males in Rockford City PUMA, IL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,645. The income inequality in Rockford City PUMA, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,893

2017 value

± $745

4.4%

1 Year Growth

± 2.61%

Households in Rockford City PUMA, IL have a median annual income of $46,893, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,915 in 2016, which represents a 4.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$54,602

Average Male Salary

± $6,591

$40,645

Average Female Salary

± $4,668

In 2017, full-time male employees in Rockford City PUMA, IL made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,548 ± $32,584

  2. White

    $42,488 ± $4,162

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,137 ± $17,260

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rockford City PUMA, IL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.441

2017 Wage GINI

0.439

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Rockford City PUMA, IL was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.304% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Rockford City PUMA, IL was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rockford City PUMA, IL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockford City PUMA, IL was Vernon, Moraine, West Deerfield & Libertyville (Southeast) Townships PUMA, IL with a value of $138,556, followed by Northfield & New Trier Townships PUMA, IL and DuPage & Wheatland Townships PUMA, IL, with respective values of $122,004 and $104,719.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockford City PUMA, IL (35.8k out of 194k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    17,976 ± 861

  2. Black

    13,226 ± 714

  3. Hispanic

    7,115 ± 543

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rockford City PUMA, IL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

82.3k

2017 Value

-0.62%

1 Year decline

± -0.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rockford City PUMA, IL declined at a rate of -0.62%, from 82.8k employees to 82.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockford City PUMA, IL, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,481 people), Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (2,001 people), and Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators (1,974 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockford City PUMA, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rockford City PUMA, IL, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,481 people), Nursing, psychiatric, & home health aides (2,001 people), and Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators (1,974 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Rockford City PUMA, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer control programmers & operators (5.92 times higher than expected), Machine tool cutting setters, operators, & tenders, metal & plastic (5.41 times), and Miscellaneous metal workers & plastic workers, including multiple machine tool setters (4.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rockford City PUMA, IL, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($340,256), Credit counselors & loan officers ($137,954), and Chief executives & legislators ($124,753).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

82.3k

2017 Value

-0.62%

1 Year decline

± -0.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rockford City PUMA, IL declined at a rate of -0.62%, from 82.8k employees to 82.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockford City PUMA, IL, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,838 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,509 people), and Hospitals (4,222 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockford City PUMA, IL, though some of these residents may live in Rockford City PUMA, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Rockford City PUMA, IL, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (5,838 people), Elementary & secondary schools (4,509 people), and Hospitals (4,222 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Rockford City PUMA, IL has an unusually high number of Metalworking machinery manufacturing (10.6 times higher than expected), Cutlery & hand tool manufacturing (10.2 times), and Machine shops; turned product; screw, nut & bolt manufacturing (5.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rockford City PUMA, IL, by average salary, are Offices of physicians ($205,574), Commercial, industrial & other intangible assets rental & leasing ($103,111), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($97,411).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

N/A% of the population of Rockford City PUMA, IL has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Rockford City PUMA, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Rockford City PUMA, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockford City PUMA, IL N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Rockford City PUMA, IL is home to a population of 198k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Rockford City PUMA, IL residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Rockford City PUMA, IL is composed of 123k White Alone residents (61.9%), 33.6k Black or African American Alone residents (17%), 30.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.5%), 5.58k Asian Alone residents (2.81%), 5.01k Two or More Races residents (2.53%), 356 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.179%), 272 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.137%), and 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00403%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rockford City PUMA, IL are Spanish (22,284 speakers), Arabic (1,030 speakers), and Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (1,021 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rockford City PUMA, IL was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Rockford City PUMA, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Rockford City PUMA, IL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

9.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

19.1k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Rockford City PUMA, IL residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rockford City PUMA, IL was 9.56%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    10,311 ± 2,427 people

  2. Philippines

    646 ± 623 people

  3. India

    576 ± 588 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rockford City PUMA, IL was Mexico, the natal country of 10,311 Rockford City PUMA, IL residents, followed by Philippines with 646 and India with 576.

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Citizenship

94.4%

2017 Citizenship

94.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.4% of Rockford City PUMA, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rockford City PUMA, IL was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    123k ± 749

  2. Black or African American Alone

    33.6k ± 792

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    30.7k ± 1.76k

In 2017, there were 3.65 times more White Alone residents (123k people) in Rockford City PUMA, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.6k Black or African American Alone and 30.7k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Rockford City PUMA, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    22,284 speakers (12%)

  2. Arabic

    1,030 speakers (0.556%)

  3. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages

    1,021 speakers (0.551%)

17.2% of Rockford City PUMA, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Rockford City PUMA, IL was Spanish. 12% of the overall population of Rockford City PUMA, IL are native Spanish speakers. 0.556% speak Arabic and 0.551% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,321 ± 339

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,455 ± 272

  3. Korea

    1,264 ± 188

Rockford City PUMA, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Rockford City PUMA, IL awarded 3,307 degrees. The student population of Rockford City PUMA, IL is skewed towards women, with 4,466 male students and 7,242 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockford City PUMA, IL are White (2,336 and 70.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (459 and 13.9%), Black or African American (275 and 8.34%), and Unknown (76 and 2.31%).

The largest universities in Rockford City PUMA, IL by number of degrees awarded are Rock Valley College (2,080 and 62.9%), Rasmussen College-Illinois (578 and 17.5%), and Rockford University (325 and 9.83%).

The most popular majors in Rockford City PUMA, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (671 and 20.3%), Registered Nursing (373 and 11.3%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (242 and 7.32%).

The median tuition costs in Rockford City PUMA, IL are $26,271 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 216 degrees awarded

  2. 191 degrees awarded

  3. 671 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rockford City PUMA, IL was Biological & Physical Sciences with 216 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Rockford City PUMA, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,080 degrees awarded

  2. 578 degrees awarded

  3. 325 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$26,271

Median Private

In 2016, the Rockford City PUMA, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rock Valley College with 2,080 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,288

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,019

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,288 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rockford City PUMA, IL, which is 0.638 times less than the 2,019 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,336 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    459 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    275 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rockford City PUMA, IL were to White students. These 2,336 degrees mean that there were 5.09 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 459 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rockford City PUMA, IL was $103,800 in 2017, which is 0.477 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $104,400 to $103,800, a 0.575% decrease. The homeownership rate in Rockford City PUMA, IL is 61.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rockford City PUMA, IL have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rockford City PUMA, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,893

Median Household Income

± $745

79.9k

Number of Households

± 1,624

In 2017, the median household income of the 79.9k households in Rockford City PUMA, IL grew to $46,893 from the previous year's value of $44,915.

The following chart displays the households in Rockford City PUMA, IL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$103,800

2017 Median

± $1,953

$104,400

2016 Median

± $2,069

In 2017, the median property value in Rockford City PUMA, IL declined from to $103,800 from the previous year's value of $104,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rockford City PUMA, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rockford City PUMA, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rockford City PUMA, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rockford City PUMA, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.4%

2017 Homeownership

60.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.4% of the housing units in Rockford City PUMA, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Rockford City PUMA, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rockford City PUMA, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rockford City PUMA, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockford City PUMA, IL have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.33% of the workforce in Rockford City PUMA, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rockford City PUMA, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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