Income/capita 12%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 28%
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Income per capita$26,347$27,549$29,829
Median household income$60,565$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$81,250$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,265$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$46,767$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$23,125$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level11.5%16.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rockford is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Rockford is 9% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rockford is 28% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rockford is 24% lower than the national average

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      Rockford employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.1%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector32.7%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services1.7%1.3%
      Wholesale & retail services12.5%12.8%
      Public administration6.7%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%1.6%
      Education, health & social services8.7%37.9%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Forest Hills, MI27,667$119,473116.0%
      East Grand Rapids, MI11,297$118,393114.0%
      Lowell, MI3,930$61,39711.0%
      Northview, MI15,393$54,1372.1%
      Walker, MI24,458$53,4523.4%
      Rockford, MI6,044$60,5659.5%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hewlett, NY6,043$94,94271.6%
      Ada, OH6,046$35,02236.7%
      Raleigh Hills, OR6,046$69,42325.5%
      McKees Rocks, PA6,046$29,43146.8%
      Bangor Base, WA6,046$50,7758.2%
      Rockford, MI6,044$60,5659.5%
      Source: The Rockford, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).