Rockford, IL Demographics

The total population of Rockford is estimated to be 148,173 with 72,282 males (48.78%) and 75,891 females (51.22%). There are 3,609 more females than males in Rockford.
The median household income in Rockford was $50,805 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 73(0.14%) from $50,732 in 2020. This income is 68.10% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Rockford sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $66,312. Overall, the median household income for the city of Rockford stands at $53,994.
In Rockford, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $36,578 for males and $25,362 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $50,877 for males and $41,893 for females.
In Rockford, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 5 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $81,602, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $31,744.
In 2022, the population of Rockford was 146,713, a 0.60% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Rockford's population was 147,595, a decline of 0.55% compared to a population of 148,407 in 2020.
The median age in Rockford, IL is 37.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 20.92% were under the age of 15, 19.54% aged 15 to 29, 42.62% aged 30 to 64, 13.62% aged 65 to 84, and 3.31% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Rockford population: 62.77% are White, 21.70% are Black or African American, 0.35% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.56% are Asian, 0.06% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 4.12% are some other race and 7.43% are multiracial.