Rochelle, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 588.
Males: 284  (48.4%)
Females: 304  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

47.7 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 76872

Estimated median household income in 2017: $45,825 (it was $30,903 in 2000)
Rochelle:

$45,825
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,584 (it was $15,670 in 2000)

Rochelle CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $146,304 (it was $66,100 in 2000)
Rochelle:

$146,304
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $165,153; detached houses: $176,981; townhouses or other attached units: $269,802; mobile homes: $73,179
March 2019 cost of living index in Rochelle: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Rochelle, Texas as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rochelle is 294 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 260.7 square miles.

Population density: 2.3 people per square mile   (very low).

Rochelle, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Rochelle CCD:

0.5% ($325)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: San Angelo, TX (75.0 miles , pop. 88,439).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Austin, TX (110.1 miles , pop. 656,562).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (133.7 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Brady, TX (3.7 miles ),
Richland Springs, TX (3.9 miles ),
Melvin, TX (4.9 miles),
San Saba, TX (5.4 miles ),
Bangs, TX (5.4 miles ),
Brownwood, TX (5.6 miles ),
Santa Anna, TX (5.6 miles ),
Early, TX (5.9 miles )

Latitude: 31.29 N, Longitude: 99.20 W

Area code: 325

Distribution of median household income in Rochelle, TX in 2017
Rochelle satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Rochelle, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (27.6%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.6%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (3.8%)
  • Machinery (3.8%)
  • Truck transportation (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (46.8%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (2.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Rochelle, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Top executives (5.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (18.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Registered nurses (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.4%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.5%)

Average climate in Rochelle, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rochelle-area historical tornado activity is below Texas state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.5 miles away from the Rochelle place center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/30/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rochelle-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 257.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.6 miles away from Rochelle center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 183.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 282.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 178.2 miles away from Rochelle center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McCulloch County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rochelle:

  • SHUFFIELD REST HOME #1 (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • MEDWAY HOME HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • BRADY HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • BRADY EAST NURSING AND CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • BRADY WEST NURSING AND CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)
  • HEART OF TEXAS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; BRADY, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochelle:

  • Angelo State University (about 76 miles; San Angelo, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,019)
  • Cisco College (about 78 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Central Texas College (about 83 miles; Killeen, TX; FT enrollment: 15,911)
  • Tarleton State University (about 86 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 8,882)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 87 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Concordia University-Texas (about 101 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (about 104 miles; Belton, TX; FT enrollment: 2,885)

Public high school in Rochelle:

See full list of schools located in Rochelle

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rochelle: High Lonesome Windmill (A), Rochelle Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cox Cemetery (1), Cowboy Cemetery (2), Beasley Cemetery (3), Rochelle Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Soil Conservation Service Site 1 Lake (A), Soil Conservation Service Site 2 Reservoir (B), Soil Conservation Service Site 3 Reservoir (C), Soil Conservation Service Site 8 Lake (D), Soil Conservation Service Site 4 Reservoir (E), Soil Conservation Service Site 5 Reservoir (F), Soil Conservation Service Site 1 Reservoir (G), Lost Tank (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Onion Creek (A), Spring Branch (B), Chamberlain Creek (C), Wild Cow Branch (D), Tom Dean Creek (E), Cedar Creek (F), McDowell Creek (G), Long Branch (H), Little Brady Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Rochelle: Soldiers Waterhole Historical Monument (1). Display/hide its location on the map

McCulloch County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.8%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.8%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.7%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.7%

For population 15 years and over in Rochelle:

Marital status in Rochelle, TX
  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Rochelle:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.9
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rochelle, TX (based on McCulloch County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,65723
Catholic1,1002
Mainline Protestant8225
Other1162
None3,588-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
McCulloch County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

12.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
McCulloch County:

26.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.2%
Texas:

15.7%

6.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tom Green County, TX  0.80% ($39,667 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rochelle:

  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KNEL (1490 AM; 1 kW; BRADY, TX; Owner: FARRIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rochelle:

  • KNEL-FM (95.3 FM; BRADY, TX; Owner: FARRIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXYL-FM (96.9 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: WATTS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KELI (98.7 FM; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KOXE (101.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: BROWN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KHPU (91.7 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: HOWARD PAYNE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPSM (99.3 FM; BROWNWOOD, TX; Owner: LIVING WORD CHURCH OF BROWNWOOD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rochelle:

  • K02GM (Channel 2; BRADY/ROCHELLE, TX; Owner: SAGEBRUSH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K05EF (Channel 5; BRADY, ETC., TX; Owner: SAGEBRUSH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K04GI (Channel 4; BRADY/ROCHELLE, TX; Owner: SAGEBRUSH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K61CV (Channel 61; MULLIN, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65BC (Channel 65; MULLIN, TX; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KLST (Channel 8; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: JEWELL TELEVISION CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rochelle)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • 1217176, 1.5 Miles Past The Post Office On County Road 420 (Lat: 31.212944 Lon: -99.221722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WQLG392,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 21835.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11365.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2010, Expiration Date: 01/12/2020, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • Rochelle ISD, 5902 Lafayette Ave (Lat: 31.223611 Lon: -99.205000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQLG591,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23035.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/14/2010, Expiration Date: 01/14/2020, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • ROCHELLE, 0.6 Mi E Of Sr-2315, 0.3 Mi N Of Us 190 & 0.6 Mi Ne Of Rochelle (Lat: 31.232444 Lon: -99.208222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQON448, Licensee ID: L00588607,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 11/28/2011, Expiration Date: 11/28/2021, Certifier: Mike Higgins, Registrant: West Central Wireless, 3389 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo, TX 76902, Phone: (325) 944-9016, Fax: (325) 949-9500, Email:
  • ROCHELLE, 4533 E Us Hwy 190 (Lat: 31.212944 Lon: -99.221722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WQTT325,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11585.0 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, Grant Date: 04/08/2014, Expiration Date: 04/08/2024, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • HWY 377 RR 602, 2640 County Road 454 (Lat: 31.370806 Lon: -99.167222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 101.2 m, Call Sign: WQUF811,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 06/25/2014, Expiration Date: 06/25/2024, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • DA05570A, 1.5 Miles Past The Post Office On County Road 420 (Lat: 31.212944 Lon: -99.221722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WQXN260,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz... (+20 more), Grant Date: 04/19/2016, Expiration Date: 04/19/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • ROCHELLE, 0.6 Mi E Of Sr-2315, 0.3 Mi N Of Us 190 & 0.6 Mi Ne Of Rochelle (Lat: 31.232444 Lon: -99.208222), Type: Mast, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WRAQ288,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz... (+18 more), Grant Date: 01/26/2018, Expiration Date: 01/26/2028, Certifier: Darryl Huffman, Registrant: Intelpath, Hindsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rochelle)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 19CT , Serial Number: 4642, Year manufactured: 2018, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 07/17/2018
    Registrant (Corporation): Martin Right Of Way Inc, 2175 Cr 245, Rochelle, TX 76872

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rochelle, TX
  • 54.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 38.6%Electricity
  • 4.7%Wood
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rochelle, TX
  • 74.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.0%Electricity
  • 12.0%Wood


Rochelle compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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