Rockford, IL

ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

Published on 10.10.20 (Last updated on 11.23.20)

 

AGE IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years8,5005.8%
25 to 29 years10,7337.3%
30 to 34 years9,6816.6%
35 to 39 years9,0906.2%
40 to 44 years9,1696.2%
45 to 49 years9,5056.4%
50 to 54 years7,1124.8%
55 to 59 years8,0805.5%
60 to 64 years9,6766.6%
65 to 69 years7,0074.7%
70 to 74 years7,0714.8%
75 to 79 years4,8983.3%
80 to 84 years2,9812.0%
85+ years4,6143.1%

The median age in Rockford is 37.9 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White101,80268.9%
Black or African American31,98021.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native2160.1%
Asian5,5703.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific IslanderNA0.0%
Other2,0141.4%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point: Race

 

EDUCATION IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade4,2094.2%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma8,9339.0%
High school graduate (includes equivalency)33,16033.3%
Some college, no degree24,19524.3%
Associate’s degree7,9027.9%
Bachelor’s degree12,40912.5%
Graduate or professional degree8,8098.8%
High school graduate or higher86,47586.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher21,21821.3%
Less than Bachelor’s degree78,39978.7%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

Less than $10,0009.1%
$10,000 to $14,9996.4%
$15,000 to $24,99913.4%
$25,000 to $34,99912.4%
$35,000 to $49,99915.0%
$50,000 to $74,99917.6%
$75,000 to $99,9999.7%
$100,000 to $149,9999.5%
$150,000 to $199,9993.6%
$200,000 or more3.3%

Median household income: $42,489

Mean household income: $62,242

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$21,831
High school graduate (includes equivalency)$25,976
Some college or associate’s degree$31,199
Bachelor’s degree$50,138
Graduate or professional degree$58,809

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 117,388NA
Never married41,96235.7%
Now married (except separated)49,41542.1%
Separated2,6752.3%
Widowed7,3956.3%
Divorced15,94113.6%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

PopulationPercent
Living beneath the poverty line34,53624.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

Owner-occupied housing units32,607
Renter-occupied housing units26,796
Single-family detached units40,588
Homeownership rate54.9%
Vacancy rate10.9%
Renters rate45.1%
Average housing value$115,313
Average monthly owner cost (with a mortgage)$745
Average rent (housing)$653

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

Average income$59,759
Average household size2.42
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force62.2%
Percent disabled15.6%
Percent with health coverage92.3%
Average travel time to work21.2 minutes
Percent workers using public transportation2.3%
Percent veterans7.6%
Percent foreign born11.9%
Percent speaking Spanish at home4.7%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

Total consumer expenditures per household $53,572.11
Alcoholic beverages$400.29
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home 

$236.55

Beer consumed away from home$72.55
Wine consumed away from home$34.05
Apparel & services$1,538.58
Men’s apparel$294.71
Women’s apparel$512.55
Children’s apparel$237.68
Boys’ apparel$82.65
Girls’ apparel$90.28
Footwear$351.87
Dining out (food away from home)$2,635.36
Dining out – Breakfast$266.99
Dining out – Lunch$816.90
Dining out – Dinner$1,220.6
Education$1,090.09
Entertainment / recreation$2,328.47
Club membership fees$154.92
Dating services$0.61
Pet food$193.18
Pet services$44.01
Food consumed at home$3,792.59
Bakery products consumed at home$499.38
Dairy products consumed at home$390.99
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$728.87
Meat, poultry, fish, and eggs consumed at home$840.08
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$378.84
Snacks and other food products consumed at home$1,333.28
Health care$4,393.53
Medical services$795.55
Nonprescription drugs$107.01
Household services$1,451.4
Care for the elderly and handicapped$58.17
Lawn and garden services$319.84
Housekeeping services$113.94
PC repair$4.81
Housing$16,751.72
Home improvements$1,786.6
Utilities, fuel, and public services$3,656.87
Phone services$1,310.65
Water$521.61
Life and other insurance$331.12
Pensions and social security$5,586.42
Personal care products and services$639.84
Hair care products$78.37
Personal care products$268.81
Local transportation$6,316.32
Gasoline$1,640.98
Vehicle maintenance and repair$852.64
Travel$1,508.79
Airline fares$356.71
Auto / truck rental on trips$17.88
Lodging on trips$416.22
Food and drink on trips$365.4
Entertainment on trips$130.91

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY (home to Rockford, Illinois)

% with any debt in collections33%
Average debt in collections$1,253
% with medical debt in collections17%
Average medical debt in collections$576
% with student loan debt16%
Average student loan debt$18,756
Average monthly student loan payment$172
% with auto debt29%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS

YearPopulationPercent
January 20195,1137.6%
February 20194,5396.8%
March 20194,5516.8%
April 20193,4645.3%
May 20194,1056.2%
June 20194,4946.7%
July 20195,7178.4%
August 20195,0267.5%
September 20194,3106.5%
October 20194,0446.1%
November 20194,3066.5%
December 20194,5016.9%
January 20205,8018.9%
February 20203,5035.5%
March 20203,0605.1%
April 202014,79523.6%
May 202013,90221.4%
June 202012,62518.6%
July 202010,84016.6%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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