For population 25 years and over in Rochester:
For population 15 years and over in Rochester village:
133 residents are foreign born (0.7% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $3,403 (2.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (6.2 miles , pop. 111,454).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (86.3 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (174.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Clear Lake, IL (2.1 miles ), Southern View, IL (2.4 miles ), Springfield, IL (2.5 miles ), Grandview, IL (2.5 miles ), Riverton, IL (2.6 miles ), Jerome, IL (2.7 miles ), Leland Grove, IL (2.8 miles ), Spaulding, IL (2.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 39.75 N, Longitude: 89.54 W
Area code: 217
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Rochester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +98 (+3.5%).
Work and jobs in Rochester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Rochester, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rochester-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 184% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Rochester village center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 8/6/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Rochester-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from Rochester center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Sangamon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Local government website: WWW.ROCHESTERIL.ORG
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.416. This is worse than average. There were 44 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.54. This is about average. There were 44 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.4. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 21.7. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.65. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 2.4%
(0.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.2% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Rochester compared to Illinois state average:
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Religion statistics for Rochester (based on Sangamon County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.89%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 28
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
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Rochester government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,491 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($251 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($42,014 average adjusted gross income)
0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 8,779
Total average daily truck traffic: 583
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 9,411
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rochester)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rochester)
FAA Registered Aircraft:11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rochester)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 32 patent applications in 2008-2014.