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.

Rockford is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rockford is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockford who work in office and administrative support (15.14%), food service (8.16%), and business and financial occupations (8.10%).

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.

Because of many things, Rockford is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rockford really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rockford perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

As is often the case in a small city, Rockford doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Rockford are among the most well-educated in the nation: 40.36% 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 2010 was $26,113, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,452 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 English, Dutch, Irish, and French .

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