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Rockford, IL
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Rockford profile

Living in Rockford

Rockford is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 146,713 people and 57 associated neighborhoods, Rockford is the fifth largest community in Illinois.

The citizens of Rockford are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.07% of adults in Rockford having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rockford in 2018 was $29,187, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,748 for a family of four. However, Rockford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rockford is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rockford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rockford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockford include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Rockford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.