Rockford Metropolitan Area

The Rockford Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of four counties in north-central Illinois, anchored by the city of Rockford. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 349,431 (though a 2011 estimate placed the population at 348,360).[1] The Rockford MSA is adjacent to the Janesville-Beloit MSA and the Chicago MSA. It forms the main part of the larger Rockford–Freeport–Rochelle Combined Statistical Area (est. pop. 455,595).



  • Places with more than 150,000 inhabitants



As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 320,204 people, 122,577 households, and 84,896 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 83.46% White, 9.27% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.57% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.63% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $48,142, and the median income for a family was $55,881. Males had a median income of $41,141 versus $25,819 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $21,392.

Combined Statistical Area

The Rockford–FreeportRochelle Combined Statistical Area is made up of four counties in north-central Illinois. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area and two micropolitan areas. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 420,215 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 455,595).[3]

  • Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
    • Rockford (Winnebago and Boone counties)

See also

  • Illinois census statistical areas


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