Rockford, IL

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2022 Population
148,173
0.516% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dick Durbin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.5
0.266% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.2%
1.08% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,744
7.96% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$114,100
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
63,217
0.167% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Rockford, IL had a population of 148k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $50,744. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rockford, IL declined from 148,942 to 148,173, a −0.516% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,002 to $50,744, a 7.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rockford, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (21.4%), White (Hispanic) (7.2%), Other (Hispanic) (5.57%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.23%).

None of the households in Rockford, IL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.1% of the residents in Rockford, IL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockford, IL are Rock Valley College (1,630 degrees awarded in 2022), Rasmussen University-Illinois (1,312 degrees), and Stautzenberger College-Rockford Career College (435 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Rockford, IL was $114,100, and the homeownership rate was 54.1%.

Most people in Rockford, IL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockford, IL was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Rockford, IL is home to a population of 148k people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.6% of Rockford, IL residents were born outside of the country (17.2k people).

In 2022, there were 2.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.5k people) in Rockford, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.1%
2022 Citizenship
92.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.1% of Rockford, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rockford, IL was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rockford, IL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    76.5k ± 1.28k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    31.7k ± 1.08k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    10.7k ± 1.35k
19.1%
Hispanic Population
28.3k people

In 2022, there were 2.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.5k people) in Rockford, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 31.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.1% of the people in Rockford, IL are hispanic (28.3k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    622,347 ± 18,890 people
  2. India
    165,336 ± 9,918 people
  3. Poland
    123,006 ± 8,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 622,347 Illinois residents, followed by India with 165,336 and Poland with 123,006.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.2k people
12.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
18.9k people

As of 2022, 11.6% of Rockford, IL residents (17.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rockford, IL was 12.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,530 ± 353
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,147 ± 240
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    795 ± 234

Rockford, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rockford, IL employs 63.2k people. The largest industries in Rockford, IL are Manufacturing (12,156 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,283 people), and Retail Trade (7,756 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,000), Public Administration ($60,958), and Wholesale Trade ($53,932).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

63.2k
2022 Value
± 1,904
−0.167%
1 Year decline
± 4.26%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rockford, IL declined at a rate of −0.167%, from 63.3k employees to 63.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockford, IL, are Production Occupations (8,368 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,990 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,186 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockford, IL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63.2k
2022 Value
± 1,904
−0.167%
1 Year decline
± 4.26%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rockford, IL declined at a rate of −0.167%, from 63.3k employees to 63.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockford, IL, are Manufacturing (12,156 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,283 people), and Retail Trade (7,756 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockford, IL, though some of these residents may live in Rockford, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,067
Median earning men ± $1,514
$30,502
Median earning women ± $1,304

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,887), Wholesale Trade ($58,359), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,519).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,925), Wholesale Trade ($48,056), and Information ($47,500).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.47%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Illinois. This represents a 2.47% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.1%).

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth are the senators currently representing Illinois.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois

Illinois is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Rockford, IL awarded 3,961 degrees. The student population of Rockford, IL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,524 male students and 6,951 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockford, IL are White (1,928 and 48.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (772 and 19.5%), Black or African American (677 and 17.1%), and Unknown (277 and 7%).

The largest universities in Rockford, IL by number of degrees awarded are Rock Valley College (1,630 and 41.2%), Rasmussen University-Illinois (1,312 and 33.1%), and Stautzenberger College-Rockford Career College (435 and 11%).

The most popular majors in Rockford, IL are Registered Nursing (872 and 22%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (639 and 16.1%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (187 and 4.72%).

The median tuition cost in Rockford, IL for private four year colleges is $30,559.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Rockford, IL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 54.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,475 (33.6% men and 66.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,475 students enrolled in Rockford, IL, 33.6% men and 66.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,604 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 639 degrees awarded
  2. 170 degrees awarded
  3. 760 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rockford, IL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 639 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,630 degrees awarded
  2. 1,312 degrees awarded
  3. 435 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rock Valley College with 1,630 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,107 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rockford, IL, which is 0.388 times less than the 2,854 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,928 degrees mean that there were 2.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 772 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,559) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,084) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.01% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.62M), Some college (2.15M), and Bachelors Degree (2.1M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rockford, IL was $114,100 in 2022, which is 0.405 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $97,500 to $114,100, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Rockford, IL is 54.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rockford, IL have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rockford, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rockford, IL is $50,744. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Rockford, IL was Census Tract 5.06 with a value of $106,299, followed by Census Tract 5.10 and Census Tract 5.11, with respective values of $104,253 and $101,694.

Property

$114,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,135
$33,141
Median Property Taxes
±$1,258

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rockford, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54.1%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.1% of the housing units in Rockford, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5.06
  2. Census Tract 5.10
  3. Census Tract 5.11

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockford, IL was Census Tract 5.06 with a value of $106,299, followed by Census Tract 5.10 and Census Tract 5.11, with respective values of $104,253 and $101,694.

The following map shows all of the places in Rockford, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$50,744
Median Household Income
± $1,827
61.2k
Number of Households
± 1,887

In 2022, the median household income of the 61.2k households in Rockford, IL grew to $50,744 from the previous year's value of $47,002.

The following chart displays the households in Rockford, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rockford, IL is from Illinois.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Carpooled (11.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.06%)

In 2022, 77% of workers in Rockford, IL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.9%) and those who worked at home (7.06%).

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockford, IL have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.72% of the workforce in Rockford, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockford, IL (32.2k out of 145k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rockford, 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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Health

92.6% of the population of Rockford, IL has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 30.4% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 9.81% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Winnebago County, IL see 1333 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.522% decrease from the previous year (1340 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1177 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 470 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,333 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Winnebago County, IL

Primary care physicians in Winnebago County, IL see an average of 1,333 patients per year. This represents a 0.522% decrease from the previous year (1,340 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Winnebago County, IL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 21.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.42%
Uninsured
36.6%
Employer Coverage
30.4%
Medicaid
14.6%
Medicare
9.81%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockford, IL declined by 1.02% from 7.5% to 7.42%.

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