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Income/capita 24%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 81%
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%

Key findings

  • 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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      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.

      Rockford median earnings by income bracket

      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%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Timberlane, IL1,023$120,875118%
      Roscoe, IL10,666$76,46338%
      Poplar Grove, IL4,728$76,22238%
      Rockton, IL7,596$74,27634%
      Winnebago, IL3,008$73,71933%
      Rockford, IL149,597$40,14327%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sunnyvale, CA149,596$109,79998%
      Kansas City, KS149,755$39,53629%
      Lakewood, CO149,793$58,2275%
      Escondido, CA149,912$54,2682%
      Hollywood, FL148,114$48,57912%
      Rockford, IL149,597$40,14327%
      Source: The Rockford, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).