Winnebago County is located in north-central Illinois. The County Seat is Rockford and the largest city is Rockford. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.wincoil.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 288,542 and the 2010 census population was 295,264. The land area is 513.36 square miles and there are 575.2 persons per square mile.
81.7% of the population is White, 12.7% is Black or African American, 11.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.5% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 86.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $123,400, there are 113,449 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,495, the median household income is $47,072, and 17.5% of the persons in Winnebago County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 23,683. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,851,993, and sales per capita were $12,943. The percentage of black-owned firms is 7%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.9%.
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