Rockford, Illinois

Current Temperature ° Population 151,019

Homefacts City Report

Rockford is located in Winnebago County, IL. The population is 151,019, making Rockford the largest city in Winnebago County and the 3rd largest city in the state of Illinois.

There are 54 public schools in Rockford with an average Homefacts rating of C-. The total crime rate for Rockford is high, and there are 458 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Rockford is high and the median home sales price is $70,000.

Cities near Rockford include Rockford Township, Cherry Valley and Cherry Valley Township.

Schools

School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 16.7%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 62.9%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 20.4%

Crime Rate

66.05% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 248
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 262
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

53.65% Higher than national avg.
  • 458 offenders in Rockford
  • 30.33 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $78,900
  • Median Sales Price: $70,000
  • Foreclosures: 1,079
  • Homes For Sale: 1,045
  • Homes For Rent: 8

Environmental Hazards

1,904 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 67
  • Registered Polluters: 490
  • Superfunds: 61
  • Tanks & Spills: 1,286

Unemployment

High 10.0%
  • Illinois unemployment average: 6.2%
  • National unemployment average: 5.8%

Schools view all

54 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 54 K-12 public schools in Rockford, IL and 28 private schools. Homefacts rates Rockford's schools as Average, with an overall C- rating.

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Crime view details

458 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index view report

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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  • Violent Crime Index
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Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$78,900 compared to October 2013
Median Sales Price
$70,000 compared to October 2013

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    12.5%
  • Rented
    40.1%
  • Owned
    47.4%

1,045 Homes For Sale View All

$74,900
1316 Lindsay Way
Rockford, IL 61108
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$62,000
7574 Creek Bend
Rockford, IL 61114
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$349,000
637 Roxbury Rd
Rockford, IL 61107
3 Beds | 3 Baths
$54,900
1841 E State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
NR Beds | 2 Baths

1,079 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
$35,050  
$2,320,000
Auburn St
Rockford, IL 61101
NR Beds | NR Baths
$59,959
Myott Ave
Rockford, IL 61103
NR Beds | NR Baths
$127,200
Palo Verde Dr
Rockford, IL 61114
NR Beds | NR Baths
$2,320,000
W State St
Rockford, IL 61102
NR Beds | NR Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

3 Building Permits View All

  • In 2013, the city of Rockford, IL issued 3 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2012, the city of Rockford, IL issued 30 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 30 permits, 18 were issued for single family homes and 18 were issued for multi-family homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

8 Rental Properties View All

$850
3320 N Church Street
Rockford, IL 61108
3 Beds | 1 Baths
$1,200
1237 Woodcreek Bend
Rockford, IL 61114
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$700
1063 School Street
Rockford, IL 61107
4 Beds | 1 Baths
$1,350
1504 S Mulford
Rockford, IL 61104
4 Beds | 2 Baths

Fair Market Rents

  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $490
  • 1 Bedroom: $560
  • 2 Bedrooms: $754
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,029
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,168

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Environmental Hazards

1904 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in Rockford, IL
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  • Registered Polluters
    in Rockford, IL
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  • Superfunds
    in Rockford, IL
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  • Tanks & Spills
    in Rockford, IL
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (751/774)
    Rockford, IL has 97.03% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Rockford, IL is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.27 Average
    Rockford, IL is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 20.82°
  • February 24.92°
  • March 38.88°
  • April 49.85°
  • May 61.4°
  • June 70.37°
  • July 74.77°
  • August 72.08°
  • September 64.35°
  • October 52.88°
  • November 40.53°
  • December 25.83°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Rockford, IL

Earthquakes
Rockford, IL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Rockford, IL has a very low risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Rockford, IL has a very low risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Rockford, IL has a very low risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Rockford, IL: $37,363

Median Cost Of Living

Cost of Living index National Average is 100. Values under are lower cost and values over are higher cost.

Unemployment

Unemployment in Rockford is 10.0%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 6.2% and 5.8% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 50.15%
White Collar - 49.85%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Pat Quinn
  • Sen. Mark Kirk
  • Sen. Richard J. Durbin

City Representatives

  • Adam Kinzinger

Neighborhood Info

6 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

68 FCC Towers view all

2 Police Stations view all

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