Rockford, MI
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Rockford is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 6,134 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rockford is the 181st largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rockford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockford is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockford who work in office and administrative support (16.34%), management occupations (9.88%), and business and financial occupations (8.93%).

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.

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.

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 very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.54% of adults in Rockford have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rockford in 2010 was $26,094, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,376 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 Dutch, English, Irish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Rockford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Other Indo-European.