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Rockford, MI
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Rockford profile


Living in Rockford



Rockford is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 6,177 people and seven associated 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: 18.68% 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.

Because of many things, Rockford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rockford a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rockford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rockford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Rockford is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Rockford are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.22% of adults in Rockford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rockford in 2018 was $51,801, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $207,204 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.