Rockford is a small town in Iowa with approximately 1,000 residents. Middle-aged professionals can expect to fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 46, skews older than most cities in Iowa. Only 21% of residents rent in Rockford, as home ownership is common in the town. With a relatively low average rent of $472/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Iowa. Each month, renters in Rockford will pay around $337 less compared to the state average.
Rockford has an average commute time of about 25 minutes. Many residents (48%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transportation isn't used. Relatively few residents (3%) walk to work, though the number is higher than the national average.
If you're looking for career options, Rockford has them in spades. The four most common industries are manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and agriculture. Combined, these industries make up 34% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 13% of residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top field in the town. Rockford workers earn an average annual income of just over $63,000, around $4,000 less than the average Iowa resident. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Rockford has a high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (10%). Additionally, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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