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Population in 2012: 5,852 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.5%
Males: 2,606  (44.5%)
Females: 3,246  (55.5%)

Median resident age:  33.7 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49341.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,341 (it was $50,562 in 2000)
Rockford:

$55,341
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,855

Rockford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $137,652 (it was $114,900 in 2000)
Rockford:

$137,652
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $165,867; Detached houses: $168,480; Townhouses or other attached units: $150,077; In 2-unit structures: $124,049; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,671; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $125,646

Median gross rent in 2012: $635.

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  • White alone - 5,302 (92.9%)
  • Two or more races - 186 (3.3%)
  • Hispanic - 159 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 44 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 9 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rockford: 85.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (15.7%), Dutch (13.8%), English (10.5%), Polish (10.1%), Irish (9.0%), United States (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 693 feet

Land area: 3.00 square miles.

Population density: 1,953 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rockford:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockford city:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 60.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

126 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.2% North America).

This city:  2.2%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Rockford, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Rockford to the number of sex offenders is 1,463 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,981 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,500 (1.8%)

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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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.12 N, Longitude: 85.56 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,767 (+30.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 451 (17.7%)

Area code: 616

Rockford household income distribution Rockford home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Rockford by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 00100000000
per 100,000 0.00.020.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 13313213201
per 100,000 21.564.162.720.660.539.619.155.336.30.017.5
Robberies 00101000111
per 100,000 0.00.020.90.020.20.00.00.018.218.117.5
Assaults 4938432365810
per 100,000 86.0192.362.7165.080.759.4438.3110.790.9144.8175.0
Burglaries 182736422115201112249
per 100,000 387.1577.0752.0866.3423.6297.1381.1202.9218.1434.4157.5
Thefts 101125112122110141110841268375
per 100,000 2172.02671.52339.72516.52218.62792.62096.01549.22289.71502.31312.3
Auto thefts 87022242161
per 100,000 172.0149.60.041.340.339.676.236.918.2108.617.5
Arson 12420133015
per 100,000 21.542.783.641.30.019.857.255.30.018.187.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 154.9237.9245.5204.6183.6171.2209.7139.0153.8127.6113.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Michigan average:

1.74

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Rockford, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +859 (+22.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Rockford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 50% 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 above Michigan state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

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

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

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


Hospital/medical center in Rockford:

  • RENAL ADVANTAGE - ROCKFORD PARK (Dialysis Facility, 311 ROCKFORD PARK DR NE)

Other hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Rockford, MI

Airports located in Rockford:

Amtrak station:

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

Local government website: www.rockford.mi.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockford:

  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 13 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,546)
  • Calvin College (about 14 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,895)
  • Davenport University (about 19 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 21 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 34 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 34 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • Hope College (about 37 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)

Public high schools in Rockford:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Rockford:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rockford:

  • ROCKFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 6060 BELDING RD NE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • WHITE PINE MONTESSORI (Students: 38; Location: 6070 KUTTSHILL DR NE; Grades: PK - KG)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

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

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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

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).

 
Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  CO  Ozone  PM2.5 Pb  SO2 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.0. This is about average.
City:

33.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.277. This is better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.277
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.45. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.912. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.912
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 14.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.3
U.S.:

11.6

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

NORTH KENT SERVICE CENTER (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TENDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-27-1997 to SEP-02-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-1997)
WOLVERINE EMPLOYEES REC AREA (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HALFWAY RESTAURANT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1998 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-08-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-1999), St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-1999)
KNAPE INDUSTRIES (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HUNTINGTON NATIONAL BANK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and JUN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-08-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-1999), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-1999)

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

  • ST STEPHEN EVANGELICAL LUTHERN (Population served: 400, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MUNCHEY'S CAFE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ZAINS PARTY STORE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCKFORD SPRINGS CHURCH (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TACO TOMMY'S (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROSIE'S DINER (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RESURRECTION LIFE WORSHIP CENTER (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PANDO SKI AREA (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH KENT GOLF COURSE INC (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCKFORD AMBULANCE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.1%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 42.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 48.7% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rockford, MI

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

Rockford compared to Michigan state average:

Rockford, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rockford travel time to work - commute


Rockford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Rockford city (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.86%
Here52.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesUnited Methodist Church
Adherents37.8%16.1%5.8%3.8%3.5%
Congregations8.4%17.6%7.7%7.2%8.1%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches Independent Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.5%2.4%21.8%
Congregations1.4%0.7%2.9%3.4%42.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 118
This 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.
State:

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

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

8.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kent County:

15.7%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$16,908$50,7240$0
Other Government Administration 4$17,581$52,7430$0
Police Protection - Officers 10$45,132$54,1582$1,691
Police - Other 2$5,898$35,3880$0
Firefighters 4$16,822$50,46613$4,231
Streets and Highways 8$26,254$39,3811$1,802
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$6,128$36,7682$2,559
Water Supply 3$12,604$50,4161$2,506
Totals for Government 37$147,327$47,78219$12,789

Rockford government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $165,000 ($28.20)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($1.37)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $883,000 ($150.89)
    Sewerage: $582,000 ($99.45)
    Regular Highways: $582,000 ($99.45)
    Water Utilities: $500,000 ($85.44)
    Housing & Community Development: $428,000 ($73.14)
    Fire Protection: $343,000 ($58.61)
    Central Staff Services: $276,000 ($47.16)
    General - Other: $133,000 ($22.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $81,000 ($13.84)
    Financial Administration: $61,000 ($10.42)
    Libraries: $32,000 ($5.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $214,000 ($36.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $454,000 ($77.58)
    General: $5,000 ($0.85)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $104,000 ($17.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $163,000 ($27.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $143,000 ($24.44)
    Regular Highways: $109,000 ($18.63)
    Water Utilities: $75,000 ($12.82)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($9.57)
    Fire Protection: $51,000 ($8.71)
    Police Protection: $51,000 ($8.71)
    Housing & Community Development: $17,000 ($2.90)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($1.03)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,514,000 ($258.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $225,000 ($38.45)

Rockford government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,390,000 ($237.53)
    Housing & Community Development: $147,000 ($25.12)
    All Other: $56,000 ($9.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $486,000 ($83.05)
    All Other: $29,000 ($4.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $56,000 ($9.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $132,000 ($22.56)
    General Revenue, NEC: $114,000 ($19.48)
    Rents: $87,000 ($14.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $993,000 ($169.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $482,000 ($82.37)
    Highways: $263,000 ($44.94)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • Tax - Property: $1,652,000 ($282.30)
    NEC: $50,000 ($8.54)

Rockford government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,620,000 ($618.59)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,448,000 ($589.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $214,000 ($36.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $3,425,000 ($585.27)
    Other, NEC: $3,064,000 ($523.58)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $195,000 ($33.32)
    Other, NEC: $170,000 ($29.05)

Rockford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,505,000 ($257.18)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,944,000 ($332.19)

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($289 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.09%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.82% ($36,905 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.21% ($30,313)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.19% ($30,428)


5.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.94% ($48,103 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.24% ($40,250)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($33,522)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rockford, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 27
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 21
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 47
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

See more detailed statistics of Rockford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total average daily traffic: 25,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 198
Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic: 43,440

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rockford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Rockford, MI)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (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: 149 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rockford)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rockford)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 37 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 90
  • Hazardous Condition: 124
  • Service Call: 25
  • Good Intent Call: 15

Incident types - Rockford


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Rockford, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Meijer1
Burger King1Nike1
Curves1Penske1
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1Starbucks2
H&R Block1Subway3
Jones New York1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS4
Little Caesars Pizza1
Browse common businesses in Rockford, MI

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