Rockford, Illinois Houses for Sale

Rockford is the largest Illinois city which is located outside the metropolitan area of Chicago. Situated by the banks of the Rock River, the town is Winnebago County’s government seat. Often referred to as “the Forest City,” is a mid-sized city that sits in the far northern part of Illinois. Historically, it has been known as a sleepy city, but when water and power companies were organized and the trains from Chicago reached the area, it became a significant and growing industrial hub that is known and noted for many agricultural types of machinery. It has now become known because of its output for the production of heavy machinery, hardware, and tools. It has become the second leading center when it comes to furniture manufacturing in the United States. The city’s government has exerted effort to ensure that its economy will be diverse, which has led to the growth of aerospace, automotive, and of the tourism industry.

Rockford, IL Prices for Houses for Sale

159,346 -4%
119,531 +2%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Rockford Homes for Purchase

243 -14%
372 -9%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

29 +18%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 289  
Police Civilians 43  
Total Arrests 2,834 (2020)
Total Incidents 11,738 (2020)
CrimeScore 61.28  
National Rank 4408th  
Statewide Rank 5th  

Local Statistics

Population 144,835 (-0.01%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,535 (-5.39%)

Criminal Offenses

Animal Cruelty 1
Arson 60
Assault Offenses 4,202
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 761
Counterfeiting/Forgery 114
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 3,066
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 481
Embezzlement 2
Extortion/Blackmail 3
Fraud Offenses 714
Homicide Offenses 29
Kidnapping/Abduction 110
Larceny/Theft Offenses 3,090
Motor Vehicle Theft 404
Pornography/Obscene Material 29
Prostitution Offenses 6
Robbery 240
Sex Offenses 156
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 6
Stolen Property Offenses 83
Weapon Law Violations 517