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People

Total Population 3,883
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,812
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 59%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.4%
Median Earnings25+ $56,170
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,536
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,375

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,426
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $892
Median House Value $175,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
US/American 0%
English 19.7%
Irish 20.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rochester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62563
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.749
Longitude -89.531

Rochester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SPRINGFIELD CAPITAL AP
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station MORRISONVILLE
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35 inches
Station MOWEAQUA
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rochester, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Berry (62563)

Breckenridge (62563)

Buckhart (62563)

New City (62563)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dawson 545 $76,667
Grandview 1,406 $41,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rochester Public Libraries

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#1 COMMUNITY DRIVE
Rochester, Illinois
(217) 498-8454
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Rochester High Schools

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1 ROCKET DR
217-498-9761
Serves 589 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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