Rockford employment information

IndexRockfordIllinoisNational
Income per capita$22,608$31,502$29,829
Median household income$40,143$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$56,146$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,156$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$30,239$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$21,850$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate8.4%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level22.7%14.0%15.1%
The Rockford, IL employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Rockford is $22,608, which is 28% lower than than the Illinois average and 24% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $40,143, which is 32% lower than than the Illinois average and 27% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Rockford is 8%, which is 81% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Rockford is 23% which is 50% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$26,759$40,143$80,286
City
$39,460$59,196$118,392
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Rockford is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Rockford is 27% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Rockford is 81% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Rockford is 50% higher than the national average.

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Rockford employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.6%0.6%
Manufacturing sector28.8%0.3%
Financial & insurance services1.8%3.5%
Wholesale & retail services13.1%12.9%
Public administration2.6%2.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%2.8%
Education, health & social services11.7%35.9%
Other26.0%26.6%

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Escondido, CA149,912$54,2682%
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Source: The Rockford, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).