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Overview

Introduction to Rochelle, Illinois

Rochelle, Illinois, in Ogle county, is 24 miles S of Rockford, Illinois (center to center) and 73 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Rochelle is part of the surrounding Rockford metro area.

Rochelle History

Rochelle is the largest city of Ogle County, which was founded in 1836. The county, which was created from Jo Daviess and LaSalle Counties, was named after Captain Joseph Ogle, a Revolutionary War veteran. The transcontinental railroads first arrived in the area now known as Rochelle in the late 1850s. Rochelle is also known as Hub City, and is the birthplace of Joan Allen, the three - time Academy Award nominee.

Rochelle and nearby Attractions

  • Caron Ridge Shopping Center
  • Flagg Township Museum
  • Rochelle Railroad Park
  • Franklin Creek State Park
  • John Deere Historic Site
  • Ellwood House Museum and Park

Things To Do In Rochelle

While in Rochelle one can enjoy shopping at the Caron Ridge Shopping Center as well as the Rochelle Commons Shopping Center. The Rochelle Country Club provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. The Connolly Park, Kelley Park, Drexler Park, Sweeney Park, Cooper Park, New Lake Park, and Marina Park are some of the local parks. History buffs can visit the Flagg Township Museum and the Ellwood House Museum and Park. The city hosts the Railroad Days every year in June.

Rochelle Transportation

Greater Rockford Airport less than half an hour's drive away.

Rochelle Higher Education

Kishwaukee College, Rock Valley College, and Northern Illinois University are the centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,385
Male Share of the Population50.3%
Female Share of the Population49.7%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+4,274
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married52.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,196
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,743
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,402

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,853
% Above Poverty Level91.2%
% Below Poverty Level8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$742
Median House Value$115,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.8%
Irish13.2%
English7.1%
Norwegian4.1%
Swedish3.3%
French Except Basque2.8%
Italian1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Polish1.2%
Danishn1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Welsh0.6%
Czech0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.2%
German0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Russian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Rochelle Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ogle County
Standard Zip Codes61068
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.91
Approximate Longitude-89.06

Rochelle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationROCHELLE
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches
StationPAW PAW 2 NW
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.7 inches
StationDIXON 1 NW
Distance22.8 miles
Jan Temp10 to 26 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashton1,008$60,893
Creston720$50,875
Hillcrest1,258$63,750
Lee358$57,500
Malta1,041$69,219

Rochelle Public Libraries

Flagg-rochelle Public Library District
619 FOURTH AVENUE
Rochelle, Illinois
(815) 562-3431

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Rochelle Hospitals

Rochelle Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
900 N 2nd St
(815) 562-2181

Rochelle Public Schools

Central Elem School
444 N 8th St
ZIP: 61068
(815) 562-8251
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Lincoln Elem School
1450 20th St
ZIP: 61068
(815) 562-4520
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
May Elem School
1033 N 2nd St
ZIP: 61068
(815) 562-6331
Primary
Total Enrollment 236
Rochelle Middle School
111 School Ave
ZIP: 61068
(815) 562-7997
Middle
Total Enrollment 544
Rochelle Twp High School
1401 Flagg Rd
ZIP: 61068
(815) 562-4161
High
Total Enrollment 920
Tilton Elem School
1050 N 9th St
ZIP: 61068
(815) 562-6665
Primary
Total Enrollment 247

Rochelle Private Schools

St Paul Lutheran School
1415 10th Ave
ZIP: 61068
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
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