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Rockford, IL

Rockford, a mid-sized city in Illinois, has a population of just over 148,000. The city's population, with an average age of just over 38, skews younger than most cities in Illinois. Most residents own their homes in Rockford, and 44% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $781 a month, which is $271/month less than the state average.

With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, quicker than most cities in Illinois, Rockford residents are well aware that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (38%) drive to work, while public transportation is not widely used. Relatively few residents commute to work on foot.

Many Rockford residents work in one of three industries: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 22% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, making it the top career path in the city. Rockford workers earn an average annual income of around $55,000, less than the average Illinois resident. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Nine percent of Rockford residents older than 25 have earned a Bachelor's degree, while 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Average Rent in Rockford

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Jan 20$682$827$1,040$1,235
Dec 196818271,0401,235
Nov 199369751,0151,210
Oct 199759751,0001,210
Sep 191,1599751,0001,210
Aug 191,2609751,0001,210
Jul 195009751,0001,210
Jun 195009751,0001,210
May 194859871,0001,210
Apr 194859751,0001,210
Mar 194859509801,195
Feb 194759509801,195
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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