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People

Total Population 2,061
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 9.6%
Employed Population 16+ 995
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 40.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12%
Median Earnings25+ $36,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,139
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,774

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,341
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $958
Median House Value $131,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.6%
US/American 0%
English 2.7%
Irish 12.2%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station JOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
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
Station GEBHARD WOODS STATE PARK
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crest Hill 20,479 $63,609
Elwood 2,130 $62,390

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

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