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Rockford Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Rockford Area is 346,031. The Rockford Area population density is 431.85 people per square mile, which is higher than the state average density of 222.21 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Rockford Area is white, which represent 80.96% of the total population. The average Rockford Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 346,031. #145

Population Density, #56

Rockford Area
431.85 per square mile
222.21 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:280,155 (80.96%, #581)
Black:37,420 (10.81%, #237)
Hispanic:44,521 (12.87%, #208)
Asian:7,976 (2.30%, #163)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):698 (0.20%, #698)
One Race, Other:10,580 (3.06%, see rank)
Two or More Races:9,202 (2.66%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:36,728 (82.50%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:3,035 (6.82%, see rank)
Cuban:1,008 (2.26%, see rank)
Central American:1,575 (3.54%, see rank)
South American:1,050 (2.36%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,541 (19.32%, see rank)
Chinese:930 (11.66%, see rank)
Filipino:1,687 (21.15%, see rank)
Japanese:111 (1.39%, see rank)
Korean:521 (6.53%, see rank)
Vietnamese:876 (10.98%, see rank)
Asian, Other:2,310 (28.96%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

301,385 (87.10%) out of the total population of 346,031 reported first ancestry.

 Rockford Area% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Arab1,1880.34%, see rank0.71%0.56%
Czech1,9670.57%, see rank0.92%0.47%
Danish1,8600.54%, see rank0.38%0.42%
Dutch5,6001.62%, see rank1.37%1.40%
English26,0557.53%, see rank5.90%8.02%
French9,0192.61%, see rank2.13%3.34%
German87,27725.22%, see rank19.07%15.03%
Greek9710.28%, see rank0.76%0.41%
Hungarian1,0320.30%, see rank0.40%0.46%
Irish45,96213.28%, see rank12.00%10.80%
Italian25,3657.33%, see rank6.14%5.52%
Norwegian11,8743.43%, see rank1.25%1.42%
Polish14,3634.15%, see rank7.22%3.01%
Portuguese3920.11%, see rank0.08%0.44%
Russian1,2090.35%, see rank0.97%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2,1280.61%, see rank0.59%0.99%
Scottish4,0561.17%, see rank1.16%1.72%
Subsaharan African1,2790.37%, see rank0.64%0.95%
Swedish26,8217.75%, see rank2.13%1.27%
Swiss1,7140.50%, see rank0.27%0.30%
Ukrainian6910.20%, see rank0.40%0.31%
American20,9696.06%, see rank5.00%7.12%
Welsh1,3480.39%, see rank0.37%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 169,591 (49.01%, see rank)
Females: 176,440 (50.99%, see rank)

Rockford Area
Male: 49.01%
Female: 50.99%
Male: 49.06%
Female: 50.94%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Rockford Area
38.80 years old
37.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Rockford Area
37.70 years old
35.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Rockford Area
39.90 years old
38.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Rockford Area% of the Total PopulationIllinoisU.S.
Under 5 years22,1606.40%, see rank6.30%6.36%
5 to 9 years24,0326.95%, see rank6.58%6.51%
10 to 14 years24,6207.11%, see rank6.71%6.59%
15 to 19 years23,7346.86%, see rank6.94%6.85%
20 to 24 years21,1146.10%, see rank6.95%7.13%
25 to 34 years41,80312.08%, see rank13.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years44,59312.89%, see rank13.20%12.96%
45 to 54 years50,13114.49%, see rank14.17%14.09%
55 to 64 years44,07612.74%, see rank12.13%12.29%
65 to 74 years27,5117.95%, see rank7.18%7.64%
75 to 84 15,4244.46%, see rank4.10%4.25%
85 years and over6,8331.97%, see rank1.90%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Rockford AreaIllinoisU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population230,371, 100%8,560,555209,056,129
Less Than High School30,929, 13.43%, see rank12.41%13.67%
High School Graduate78,011, 33.86%, see rank27.01%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree72,305, 31.39%, see rank28.70%29.09%
Bachelor Degree31,193, 13.54%, see rank19.72%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree17,933, 7.78%, see rank12.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.18, see rank13.7213.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Rockford Area IllinoisU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten10,82570.46%29.54%71.39%28.61%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)38,56185.10%, see rank14.90%, see rank88.78%11.22%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)20,14784.01%, see rank15.99%, see rank90.75%9.25%90.60%9.40%
College16,20375.26%, see rank24.74%, see rank73.17%26.83%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School3,29752.78%, see rank47.22%, see rank48.20%51.80%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Rockford AreaIllinoisU.S.
Total Households131,715, 100%4,778,633116,211,092
Average Household Size2.59, see rank2.632.63
1 Person Households36,309, 27.57%, see rank28.68%27.57%
2 or More Person Households95,406, 72.43%, see rank71.32%72.43%
Family Households (Families)88,762, 67.39%, see rank65.52%66.22%
Average Family Size3.26, see rank3.363.32
Married-Couple Family63,847, 48.47%, see rank48.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households42,953, 32.61%, see rank34.48%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Rockford Area%IllinoisU.S.
15 Years and Over Total275,219see rank10,347,484252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over133,612100%, see rank5,027,649123,281,364
Never Married43,98432.92%, see rank37.51%35.77%
Married70,18452.53%, see rank51.36%52.04%
Widowed3,8902.91%, see rank2.51%2.57%
Divorced15,55411.64%, see rank8.63%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over141,607100%, see rank5,319,835129,692,771
Never Married39,31827.77%, see rank31.52%29.48%
Married70,18549.56%, see rank48.23%49.19%
Widowed13,5379.56%, see rank9.25%9.16%
Divorced18,56713.11%, see rank10.99%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Rockford Area%IllinoisU.S.
Native316,47091.46%, see rank86.11%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence235,83368.15%, see rank67.04%58.73%
Born in Different State78,16322.59%, see rank18.03%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2,4740.71%, see rank1.05%1.42%
Foreign Born29,5618.54%, see rank13.89%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship13,4673.89%, see rank6.52%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship16,0944.65%, see rank7.37%7.09%
Born In Europe5,2481.52%, see rank2.94%1.53%
Born In Asia6,5801.90%, see rank3.90%3.82%
Born In Africa6100.18%, see rank0.41%0.55%
Born In Oceania880.03%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America16,7614.84%, see rank6.47%6.83%
Born In Northern America2740.08%, see rank0.14%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Rockford Area%IllinoisU.S.
English114,07186.60%, see rank78.40%79.39%
Spanish11,2748.56%, see rank11.07%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages3,8132.89%, see rank6.60%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages2,0121.53%, see rank2.95%3.36%
Other5450.41%, see rank0.98%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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