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Rockford, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Rockford had a population of 6,465 as of July 1, 2017. Rockford ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rockford is located at latitude 43.137 and longitude -85.5545 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockford (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 702 feet.

The City of Rockford (GNIS ID: 1626991) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Rockford, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,465
Daytime Population: Workers 7,541
Daytime Population: Residents 3,118
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,659
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.65
Population in Households 6,415
Population in Familes 5,454
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 1,991
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $59,406
Average Household Income $79,125
Per Capita Income $30,655


Total Housing Units 2,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,697 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 758 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $158,258
Average Home Value $180,955


Total Households 2,455
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,704
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.71% 1.19%
Households 1.52% 1.12%
Families 1.43% 1.0%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Rockford, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockford to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 147 79th
Population Density # 136 80th
Diversity Index # 311 55th
Median Household Income # 107 85th
Per Capita Income # 140 80th

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