Demographics & Statistics

Belvidere-Boone County is a fast-growing community on the I-90 corridor immediately next to the Chicago metro area. Since 2000, Boone County has been the 5th fastest-growing county in Illinois, and the fastest-growing outside of the Chicago metro area. Companies locating here will find a strong workforce and easy access to the major markets of the Midwest.

 

Demographics by Age
Rockford MSA Boone County
Total Population 347,722 54,114
Under 15 years 72,273 20.7% 12,471 23.0%
15 to 19 years 24,183 7.0% 4,365 8.1%
20 to 24 years 20,845 6.0% 3,096 5.7%
25 to 34 years 42,154 12.1% 5,654 10.4%
35 to 44 years 45,473 13.1% 7,882 14.6%
45 to 54 years 50,946 14.7% 7,814 14.4%
55 to 64 years 43,469 12.5% 6,256 11.6%
65 years and over 48,379 13.9% 6,576 12.2%
Median age (years) 38.5 37.2
18 years and over 260,132 74.8% 38,859 71.8%
21 years and over 246,420 70.9% 36,470 67.4%
65 years and over 48,379 13.9% 6,576 12.2%
Source: US Census Bureau, 2010-2012 American Community Survey estimates

 

Demographics by Sex
Rockford MSA Boone County
Total Population 347,722 54,114
Male 170,225 49.0% 26,794 49.5%
Female 177,497 51.0% 27,320 50.5%
Source: US Census Bureau, 2010-2012 American Community Survey estimates

 

Demographics by Race
Rockford MSA Boone County
Total Population 347,722 54,114
White 282,728 81.3% 48,375 89.4%
Black or African American 37,974 10.9% 1,299 2.4%
Asian 8,044 2.3% 950 1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native 525 0.2% 46 0.1%
Some other race 10,045 2.9% 2,648 4.9%
Two or more races 8,406 2.4% 796 1.5%
Source: US Census Bureau, 2010-2012 American Community Survey estimates

 

Demographics by Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity
Rockford MSA Boone County
Total Population 347,722 54,114
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 43,855 12.6% 10,922 20.2%
Source: US Census Bureau, 2010-2012 American Community Survey estimates

 

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