Rockford is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 6,175 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Rockford is the 164th largest community in Michigan.
Rockford real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Rockford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Rockford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.81% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Rockford is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Rockford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The education level of Rockford ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Rockford, 48.42% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Rockford in 2018 was $42,657, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,628 for a family of four. However, Rockford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Important ancestries of people in Rockford include German, Dutch, Polish, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Rockford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.