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 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.

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, 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 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: 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.