Rockford, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 6,264 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +35.4%
Males: 2,986  (47.7%)
Females: 3,278  (52.3%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49341.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,216 (it was $50,562 in 2000)
Rockford:

$67,216
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,091 (it was $19,906 in 2000)

Rockford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $179,042 (it was $114,900 in 2000)
Rockford:

$179,042
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $211,429; detached houses: $219,023; townhouses or other attached units: $223,217; in 2-unit structures: $209,242; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,964; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $197,560; mobile homes: $37,976

Median gross rent in 2017: $858.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rockford: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.5%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 92.4% for Black residents, 15.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Rockford, MI (2010)
    • 5,28292.4%White alone
    • 2143.7%Hispanic
    • 961.7%Two or more races
    • 601.0%Asian alone
    • 360.6%Black alone
    • 250.4%American Indian alone
    • 40.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.03%Other race alone

Races in Rockford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Rockford, Michigan as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rockford is 140 to 1.


Crime rates in Rockford by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(60.5)
2
(39.6)
1
(19.1)
3
(55.3)
2
(36.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.5)
5
(84.8)
6
(99.7)
11
(179.1)
4
(64.3)
5
(79.2)
3
(47.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(20.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.2)
1
(18.1)
1
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
1
(15.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(80.7)
3
(59.4)
23
(438.3)
6
(110.7)
5
(90.9)
8
(144.8)
10
(175.0)
2
(33.9)
1
(16.6)
10
(162.8)
18
(289.5)
5
(79.2)
4
(63.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
21
(423.6)
15
(297.1)
20
(381.1)
11
(202.9)
12
(218.1)
24
(434.4)
9
(157.5)
11
(186.6)
5
(83.1)
5
(81.4)
7
(112.6)
6
(95.0)
3
(47.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
110
(2,219)
141
(2,793)
110
(2,096)
84
(1,549)
126
(2,290)
83
(1,502)
75
(1,312)
76
(1,289)
67
(1,114)
74
(1,205)
85
(1,367)
54
(855.0)
54
(851.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(40.3)
2
(39.6)
4
(76.2)
2
(36.9)
1
(18.2)
6
(108.6)
1
(17.5)
1
(17.0)
2
(33.2)
2
(32.6)
2
(32.2)
1
(15.8)
2
(31.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.8)
3
(57.2)
3
(55.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
5
(87.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.6)
2
(32.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(31.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)192.2179.2219.5145.5161.0133.6119.2140.7136.1232.3179.3126.090.3

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City-data.com crime index in Rockford, MI

Crime rate in Rockford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: Dutch (15.5%), English (13.4%), American (9.0%), Romanian (4.2%), Irish (3.8%), European (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 693 feet

Land area: 3.00 square miles.

Population density: 2,091 people per square mile   (low).

Rockford, Michigan map

350 residents are foreign born (3.4% Europe, 1.8% Latin America, 0.8% Asia).

This city:

5.6%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,476 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,521 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (12.3 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (121.2 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (139.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Northview, MI (2.5 miles ),
Cedar Springs, MI (2.6 miles ),
Sparta, MI (2.8 miles ),
Comstock Park, MI (2.9 miles ),
Kent City, MI (3.4 miles ),
Sand Lake, MI (3.5 miles ),
Grand Rapids, MI (3.5 miles ),
Walker, MI (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 43.12 N, Longitude: 85.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,320 (+37.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 603 (19.6%)

Area code: 616

Distribution of median household income in Rockford, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rockford, MI in 2017
Rockford satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2001: 33 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2002: 39 buildings, average cost: $136,100
  • 2003: 41 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2004: 44 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $185,300
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $204,000
  • 2015: 33 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2016: 22 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2017: 28 buildings, average cost: $201,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Rockford, MI residents
Average permit cost in Rockford, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Rockford, MI
Historical housing units in Rockford, MI

Population change in the 1990s: +859 (+22.8%).
Most common industries in Rockford, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.9%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Rockford, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Child care workers (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Rockford, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rockford, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.235. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.235
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.171. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.171
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.01. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.01
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00613. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00613
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Rockford-area historical tornado activity is near Michigan state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Rockford city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.7 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 248.2 miles away from Rockford center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 287.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 345.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 189.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 321.3 miles away from Rockford center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 350.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockford topographic map

Main business address for: WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE INC /DE/ (FOOTWEAR, (NO RUBBER)).

Hospitals and medical centers in Rockford:

  • RENAL ADVANTAGE - ROCKFORD PARK (311 ROCKFORD PARK DR NE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Rockford:

  • DIAMOND HOME CARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • METRON OF CEDAR SPRINGS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; CEDAR SPRINGS, MI)
  • GUARDIAN ANGEL HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • PINNACLE SENIOR CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • HEARTLAND HOME CARE GRAND RAPI (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)
  • GRAND RAPIDS HOME FOR VETERANS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

Airports located in Rockford:

Amtrak station:

ROCKFORD (39 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockford:

  • Cornerstone University (about 11 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,573)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 13 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)
  • Calvin College (about 14 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Davenport University (about 19 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 20 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 21,982)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 34 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,293)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 34 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 3,310)

Public high school in Rockford:

  • PICKFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Location: 333 SOUTH PLEASANT ST, Grades: KG-12)
See full list of schools located in Rockford

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hospitals: Spectrum Hospital (Butterworth and Blodgett)in Grand Rapids and coming soon, MSU Medical school at Spectrum Butterworth Campus

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rockford: Rockford City Hall (A), Krause Memorial Library (B), Rockford Public Schools Administration Building (C), Rockford Police Department (D), Rockford Fire Department (E), Rockford Area Historical Museum (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Rockford: WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE INC /DE/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Rockford include: Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church (A), Saint Peter's Lutheran Church (B), Rockford United Methodist Church (C), First Congregational Church (D), Rockford Baptist Church (E), Rockford Reformed Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rockford Cemetery (1), Old Rockford Cemetery (2), Briggs Family Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Rum Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Rockford include: Glen Park (1), Heritage Parkland (2), Memorial Park (3), Rotary Park (4), Richardson-Sowerby Park (5), Pickett Park (6), Garden Club Park (7), Peppler Park (8), Cahill Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Cannon Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 8045 Cannonsburg Road Northeast), Blossoming Rose (4707 Indian Lakes Road Northeast).

Hotel: Colonial Motel (330 Northland Drive Northeast).

Court: Rockford City - 63rd District Court (105 Maple Street).

Birthplace of: Adam Kieft - 2005 NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, born: Aug 21, 1982), John C. Sjogren - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Mike Redell - College basketball player (Cleveland St. Vikings).

Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rockford and their reported violations in the past:

HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 52, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-02-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2012), St Site Visit (enforcement) (OCT-02-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2012), St Unresolved (OCT-16-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (4 times from OCT-22-2012 to NOV-02-2012), St Unresolved (2 times from NOV-05-2012 to NOV-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-28-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-28-2012), St Site Visit (enforcement) (MAR-29-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-10-2012), St Public Notif issued (MAY-14-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2012), St Site Visit (enforcement) (2 times from MAY-16-2012 to MAY-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2012)
WOLVERINE SERVICE CLUB RECREATION AREA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rockford that have no violations reported:

  • PANDO WINTER SPORTS PARK (Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEE'S TRADING POST (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST STEPHEN EVANGELICAL LUTHERN (Population served: 228, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCKFORD SPRINGS CHURCH (Population served: 170, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OAKFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH KENT SERVICE CENTER (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH KENT GOLF COURSE INC (Population served: 90, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH KENT BIBLE CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SILVER LAKE COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCKFORD AMBULANCE (Population served: 42, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
42 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Rockford (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Rockford Branch, Rockford Branch, Rockford Branch, Rockford Branch. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • ChoiceOne Bank: Rockford Branch at 6795 Courtland Drive Ne, branch established on 2004/09/01; Northstar Cinema Atm Branch at 11699 Northland Drive, branch established on 2001/11/11. Info updated 2007/01/23: Bank assets: $495.7 mil, Deposits: $403.9 mil, headquarters in Sparta, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Choiceone Financial Services, Inc.
  • Fifth Third Bank: Rockford West Banking Center Branch at 2805 10 Mile Road, branch established on 2005/08/22; Rockford Branch at 4985 Ten Mile Road, N.E., branch established on 1979/12/17. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Independent Bank: Rockford Branch at 78 South Main Street, branch established on 2005/03/21. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Rockford Branch at 23 South Main Street, branch established on 1951/09/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Rockford Branch at 501 East Division, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • United Bank of Michigan: Rockford Branch at 155 Marcel Drive Ne, branch established on 2002/08/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $458.0 mil, Deposits: $375.9 mil, headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Financial Corporation
  • Macatawa Bank: Rockford Branch at 2820 10 Mile Road, branch established on 2005/06/13. Info updated 2011/07/20: Bank assets: $1,506.0 mil, Deposits: $1,225.8 mil, headquarters in Holland, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: Macatawa Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Rockford:

Marital status in Rockford, MI
  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rockford:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rockford
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rockford, MI (based on Kent County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant141,345354
Catholic114,43737
Mainline Protestant47,892117
Other15,67441
Black Protestant8,45411
Orthodox1,7306
None273,090-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 118
Kent County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Kent County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 54
This county:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 130
Kent County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 403
Here:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

28.1%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rockford:

56.2%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

57.6%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.5
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rockford:

20.5%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rockford:

8.0%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rockford:

7.0
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rockford:

31.3%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Rockford:

64.6%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Rockford:

82.9%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rockford, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$50,236$60,2832$2,022
Parks and Recreation 9$35,597$47,4634$6,244
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$13,899$55,5961$2,739
Financial Administration 3$16,523$66,0922$6,415
Water Supply 2$7,526$45,1560$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,925$71,1000$0
Police - Other 1$3,408$40,8960$0
Fire - Other 1$5,983$71,7960$0
Totals for Government 30$139,097$55,6399$17,420

Rockford government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $90,000 ($14.37)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,380,000 ($220.31)
    Police Protection: $953,000 ($152.14)
    Regular Highways: $765,000 ($122.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $756,000 ($120.69)
    Water Utilities: $633,000 ($101.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $311,000 ($49.65)
    Central Staff Services: $272,000 ($43.42)
    Libraries: $189,000 ($30.17)
    General - Other: $146,000 ($23.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000 ($20.11)
    Financial Administration: $44,000 ($7.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $109,000 ($17.40)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $9,000 ($1.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $151,000 ($24.11)
    Water Utilities: $133,000 ($21.23)
    Police Protection: $85,000 ($13.57)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($6.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($3.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,706,000 ($272.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $45,000 ($7.18)

Rockford government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,603,000 ($255.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $195,000 ($31.13)
    Other: $76,000 ($12.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($6.39)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $553,000 ($88.28)
    Other: $19,000 ($3.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $141,000 ($22.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $199,000 ($31.77)
    Donations From Private Sources: $52,000 ($8.30)
    General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($4.63)
    Interest Earnings: $21,000 ($3.35)
    Special Assessments: $17,000 ($2.71)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($0.32)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,084,000 ($173.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $444,000 ($70.88)
    Highways: $308,000 ($49.17)
    Other: $91,000 ($14.53)
  • Tax - Property: $2,413,000 ($385.22)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $64,000 ($10.22)
    Other License: $8,000 ($1.28)

Rockford government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,508,000 ($719.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,738,000 ($596.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $770,000 ($122.92)

Rockford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,579,000 ($731.00)

5.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.02%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.93% ($48,138 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.22% ($49,535)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.21% ($41,105)


5.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($550 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.95% ($59,021 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.27% ($55,112)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($43,991)
Businesses in Rockford, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Meijer1
Burger King1Nike1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Starbucks2
GNC1Subway3
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS4
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockford:

  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)
  • WNWZ (1410 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WTKG (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WION (1430 AM; 5 kW; IONIA, MI; Owner: AGRICULTURAL RESOURCE GROUP, INC.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBL (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockford:

  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WBLU-FM (88.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP)
  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: FURNITURE CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTRV (100.5 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WAYG (89.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMUS-FM (106.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W214AY (90.7 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WGNB (89.3 FM; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around Rockford:

  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W19BA (Channel 19; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOGC-CA (Channel 25; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXSP-CA (Channel 15; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W48CL (Channel 48; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W44BQ (Channel 44; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WOLP-CA (Channel 27; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W67DN (Channel 67; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Rockford: John C. Sjogren.

Rockford fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Rockford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 292ft / 89.1mTotal length
  • $1,510,000Total costs
  • 237,379Total average daily traffic
  • 18,198Total average daily truck traffic
  • 225,288Total future (year 2023) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rockford, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 141960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rockford, MI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rockford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 106 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Rockford, MI)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 171 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rockford)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rockford)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED34$142,16823$110,335159$132,6017$60,2073$69,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$102,8701$5,99010$159,8922$5,9900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$136,0734$83,14335$137,7631$14,9803$114,517
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$102,2005$120,64244$146,0151$7,9900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$68,4107$139,1040$01$31,960

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$119,84313$145,810
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$141,483
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$166,785
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rockford, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rockford, MI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 87. The highest number of fires - 110 took place in 2018, and the least - 50 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Rockford, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.3%), and Outside Fires (33.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rockford, MI
    • 66745.3%Structure Fires
    • 48633.0%Outside Fires
    • 26518.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 553.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rockford, MI
Most common first names in Rockford, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9076.2 years
Mary7177.7 years
William7076.6 years
Robert6371.3 years
Helen5182.1 years
Charles4877.9 years
James4774.7 years
Donald4573.1 years
George4578.5 years
Margaret4579.0 years
Most common last names in Rockford, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3777.3 years
Smith3674.3 years
Wilson2078.4 years
Miller1878.8 years
Bennett1779.7 years
Brown1777.8 years
Streeter1373.4 years
Nelson1275.2 years
Carpenter1080.3 years
Thompson1076.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rockford, MI
  • 93.1%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rockford, MI
  • 81.4%Utility gas
  • 16.1%Electricity
  • 2.5%No fuel used


Rockford compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Rockford on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other services, except public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (population 500+)"
  • #61 (49341) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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