B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$728
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,132
    273
  • Murder
    13
    6
  • Rape
    100
    41
  • Robbery
    340
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    972
    525
  • Theft
    2,651
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    329
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,716
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Rockford Reviews

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Rockford is a rural city in the state of Illinois with a population of approximately 150,300. There is quite a few things to do in Rockford the most popular and known locations are Magic Waters, Burpee Museum, Coronado Theater and the Discovery Center Museum. There are many job opportunities and housing is quite affordable, depending on where you live prices can vary from $30,000-$200,000. Private/Public schools are available for all ages, including colleges. If a big city or a small town is not what your looking for then Rockford is perfect for you, there's no overcrowding in the streets, traffic is fairly light and the houses are spread apart so you'll always have privacy.
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Rockford has a bit of everything. With its close proximity to Chicago and Wisconsin, it's a hub for major trucking companies. Being situated in the Midwest, you get a taste of all the seasons and there activities to cater for those seasons. If it's winter, there are snowboarding and skiing parks. Fall, there are pumpkin patches and apple orchards. Summer, Rockford has enough parks to cater for your style. If you're into fishing and hiking, Rock Cut State park in Rockford would be perfect for you.
I have really come to love living in Rockford, Illinois as it a place of great people and work ethic. When I first moved to Rockford, I was a bit stressed because I didn't really know anyone in my area. This feeling was quickly removed as I found that my fellow neighbors were just waiting to welcome me and my family to the city. It also says something of how much of a family atmosphere exists here in Rockford, as each and every person looks out for the other. Lastly, the working environment is great as most people are not shy about working hard to get the job done.