Demographics


The Rockford Region is strong because of its diverse demographics and connected location — central in the Midwest and right next to the expanding Chicagoland market. And it is strong because of the cooperative, attractive cities and villages of all sizes across north-central Illinois.

There are more than 800,000 people within 45 miles of Rockford and 13 million within 120 miles.

The RAEDC understands your decisions are often based upon data that can not be obtained from any other source than the regional economic development organization.  The RAEDC invests annually in tools that allow us to gather the information you require and organize it the way you need it.  We have the capability of generating customized reports for your specific needs and welcome your inquiries. To begin, download the Northern Stateline Economy and Jobs Report.

2016 Winnebago County Population Characteristics by Gender 

Total 288,896
Male141,2030549%
Female147,69351%

Source: US Census Bureau

2016 Winnebago County Population Characteristics by Age

AgePercent
0-56.3
5-96.7
10-146.7
15-196.5
20-246.3
25-296.2
30-346.2
35-395.9
40-446.3
45-496.6
50-547.3
55-596.9
60-646.4
65+15.6

Source: US Census Bureau

2016 Winnebago County Population Characteristics by Race

RacePercentage of Population
White77.4
Black or African American12.2
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3
Asian 2.3
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0
Hispanic or Latino10.9
Other4.9

Note: Total percentage may be more than 100% due to people selecting more than one race.
Source: US Census Bureau

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