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Rockford, Illinois (IL) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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19.6% of Rockford, IL residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 35.9% greater than the poverty level of 12.6% across the entire state of Illinois. Taking into account residents not living in families, 16.6% of high school graduates and 40.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 16.9% among disabled males and 21.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 74.4%. For comparison, it was 33.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Rockford, IL

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Rockford:

19.6%
Whole state:

12.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Rockford:

8.4%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Rockford:

16.9%
Illinois:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Rockford:

30.6%
Illinois:

26.5%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Rockford:

21.1%
Illinois:

17.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 18.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Rockford:

29.9%
Illinois:

27.9%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

74.4%
Residents above poverty level:

33.3%

Poverty by age in Rockford, IL

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Rockford
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Rockford,IL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 33.8%Under 5 years
  • 12.4%5 years
  • 30.0%6 to 11 years
  • 28.3%12 to 14 years
  • 11.9%15 years
  • 2.4%16 and 17 years
  • 15.7%18 to 24 years
  • 23.8%25 to 34 years
  • 14.9%35 to 44 years
  • 16.0%45 to 54 years
  • 15.3%55 to 64 years
  • 4.8%65 to 74 years
  • 4.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Rockford
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Rockford,IL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 22.9%Under 5 years
  • 36.2%5 years
  • 35.9%6 to 11 years
  • 24.8%12 to 14 years
  • 15.3%15 years
  • 29.5%16 and 17 years
  • 34.3%18 to 24 years
  • 23.6%25 to 34 years
  • 17.5%35 to 44 years
  • 21.2%45 to 54 years
  • 17.5%55 to 64 years
  • 10.0%65 to 74 years
  • 6.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Rockford, IL
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Rockford,IL (% below half of poverty level)
  • 11.4%Under 5 years
  • 12.2%5 years
  • 9.8%6 to 11 years
  • 8.3%12 to 14 years
  • 10.5%15 years
  • 8.2%16 and 17 years
  • 11.2%18 to 24 years
  • 7.2%25 to 34 years
  • 4.9%35 to 44 years
  • 4.3%45 to 54 years
  • 4.3%55 to 64 years
  • 2.2%65 to 74 years
  • 2.6%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Rockford, IL

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Rockford, IL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Rockford, IL (%)
  • 13.1%White
  • 38.4%Black
  • 29.7%American Indian
  • 18.0%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 19.1%Other race
  • 30.7%2+ races
  • 17.2%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Rockford, IL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Rockford, IL (absolute numbers)
  • 10,371White
  • 12,080Black
  • 159American Indian
  • 897Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 1,131Other race
  • 1,7992+ races
  • 4,776Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 19.3%Below poverty level
  • 80.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 21.2%Below poverty level
  • 78.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Rockford, IL

Children below poverty level:
Rockford, Illinois:

26.9%
State:

16.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Rockford:

16.6%
Illinois:

16.2%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Rockford:

40.0%
Illinois:

37.3%
Poor families by family type
  • 28.3%Married-couple family
  • 9.6%Male, no wife present
  • 62.1%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Rockford not in families by work experience
  • 3.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 32.0%Worked part-time
  • 64.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.2%Both worked full-time
  • 4.9%One full-time, other part-time
  • 13.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 21.8%Both worked part-time
  • 28.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 30.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.5%1999 to 2000
  • 3.8%1995 to 1998
  • 2.7%1990 to 1994
  • 2.0%1980 to 1989
  • 10.4%1970 to 1979
  • 13.7%1960 to 1969
  • 19.8%1950 to 1959
  • 16.6%1940 to 1949
  • 30.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.6%1999 to 2000
  • 4.1%1995 to 1998
  • 4.9%1990 to 1994
  • 7.5%1980 to 1989
  • 11.4%1970 to 1979
  • 16.1%1960 to 1969
  • 22.2%1950 to 1959
  • 11.8%1940 to 1949
  • 21.5%1939 or earlier
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