Rockdale, Illinois

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Rockdale, Illinois

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High Points

Rockdale strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 6% Rockdale Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Rockdale Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Rockdale Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Rockdale Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Rockdale Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Rockdale, Illinois

Comparing Rockdale to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Racial Diversity 9 8
Senior Citizens 3 4
Age of the Population 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Short Commute Times 5 6
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Rockdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60436
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.506
Longitude -88.114

Rockdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Rockdale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,888 100%
Male 951 50.4%
Female 937 49.6%
Under 18 476 25.2%
18+ 1,412 74.8%
65+ 238 12.6%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.11
White 1,565 82.9%
African-American 16 0.8%
Asian 7 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.5%
Other 205 10.9%
Mixed Race 86 4.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 415 22%

Estimated Rockdale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,018
Growth 130
Growth % 6.9%

Rockdale Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.4%
German 13.3%
Italian 12.7%
Irish 11.3%
Polish 8.8%
English 3.8%
US/American 3%
Slovene 2.6%
Croatian 1.9%
Slovak 1.6%
Norwegian 1.5%
Swedish 1.3%
Slavic 1.3%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Arab/Arabic 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Serbian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Romanian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rockdale 1,888 $47,232
Crest Hill 13,329 $54,709
Elwood 1,620 $60,707
Joliet 106,221 $55,870
Lockport 15,191 $66,257
New Lenox 17,771 $72,947
Shorewood 7,686 $81,759
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