Rochester, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 3,729 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +28.9%
Males: 1,736  (46.6%)
Females: 1,993  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Illinois median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 62563, 62712.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $85,068 (it was $62,891 in 2000)
Rochester:

$85,068
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $44,306 (it was $26,881 in 2000)

Rochester village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $182,369 (it was $114,800 in 2000)
Rochester:

$182,369
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $210,751; detached houses: $209,831; townhouses or other attached units: $223,389

Median gross rent in 2016: $881.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rochester: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.2%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rochester, IL (2010)
    • 3,54596.1%White alone
    • 551.5%Two or more races
    • 401.1%Hispanic
    • 200.5%Black alone
    • 160.4%Asian alone
    • 120.3%Other race alone
    • 10.03%American Indian alone

Races in Rochester detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Rochester, Illinois as of October 16, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rochester is 1,222 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Rochester by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A1
(26.4)
1
(26.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A1
(26.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(52.8)
1
(26.4)
2
(53.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.0)
1
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(169.9)
2
(68.1)
1
(33.3)
2
(64.9)
2
(63.1)
3
(92.7)
0
(0.0)
N/A2
(52.8)
1
(26.4)
4
(105.6)
3
(79.1)
9
(238.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(272.6)
11
(373.8)
4
(136.1)
13
(432.8)
9
(292.0)
7
(220.8)
15
(463.5)
14
(430.8)
N/A5
(132.1)
4
(105.7)
4
(105.6)
0
(0.0)
4
(106.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
47
(1,601)
48
(1,631)
40
(1,361)
33
(1,099)
27
(876.1)
28
(883.0)
35
(1,082)
32
(984.6)
N/A12
(317.0)
9
(237.7)
18
(475.2)
8
(210.9)
10
(265.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(68.1)
1
(34.0)
1
(34.0)
2
(66.6)
2
(64.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A1
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.4)
1
(26.4)
3
(79.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(26.4)
1
(26.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.0)92.2138.390.586.273.763.494.369.563.2106.475.091.947.4114.5

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City-data.com crime index in Rochester, IL

Crime rate in Rochester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Illinois average:

2.74
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Ancestries: English (18.4%), German (15.5%), Irish (15.2%), American (15.1%), European (9.3%), Italian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/12/1874

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 1,770 people per square mile   (low).

Rochester,IL real estate house value index trend

Rochester, Illinois map

30 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.8%
Illinois:

13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,884 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,356 (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 )

Latitude: 39.75 N, Longitude: 89.54 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Rochester, IL in 2016
Distribution of house value in Rochester, IL in 2016
Rochester satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $144,800
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2004: 33 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2006: 46 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $202,700
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $256,200
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $289,500
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $231,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $218,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $293,300
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $236,000
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $252,900
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $249,400
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $250,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Rochester, IL residents
Average permit cost in Rochester, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Rochester, IL
Historical housing units in Rochester, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +98 (+3.5%).
Most common industries in Rochester, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (21.7%)
  • Educational services (13.4%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (23.1%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.1%)
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Public administration (20.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Rochester, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Registered nurses (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (10.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.8%)

Average climate in Rochester, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rochester, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 0.725. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.725
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rochester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 91% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 126.3 miles away from Rochester center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 109.5 miles away from Rochester center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.5 miles away from Rochester center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 111.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 178.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sangamon County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rochester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rochester:

  • ADLOFF PLACE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • TAYLOR HOUSE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • CURTISS COURT (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ANDREW MCFARLAND MENTAL HLTH CTR (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • BROTHER JAMES COURT (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • GLENWOOD TERRACE-SPRINGFIELD (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)

Amtrak station near Rochester:

  • 7 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 5 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 5 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Millikin University (about 31 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Richland Community College (about 36 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 59 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Illinois State University (about 61 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Heartland Community College (about 61 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)

Public high school in Rochester:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rochester:

See full list of schools located in Rochester

Library in Rochester:

  • ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $366,234; Location: 1 COMMUNITY DRIVE; 29,083 books; 1,210 audio materials; 1,232 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 95 print serial subscriptions; 1,008 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Doctors Hospital is closed. added by Mr. MagicHands
  • St. John's Hospital should be listed under hospitals/medical centers; Doctors Hospital should be removed-- closed in May 2003

Points of interest:

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Cemetery: Rochester Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Horse Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: AVS Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 10685 East State Route 29).

Sangamon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rochester that have no violations reported:

  • SANGCHRIS STATE PARK OFFICE (10066) (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SANGCHRIS STATE PARK HIDDEN POND (95927) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

78.6%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

3.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Rochester (2011 data):

  • Rochester State Bank: at 133 North John Street, branch established on 1912/10/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $71.8 mil, Deposits: $61.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Rochester State Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bank & Trust Company: Rochester Branch at Route 29 And Walnut, branch established on 1998/03/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $258.4 mil, Deposits: $229.0 mil, headquarters in Litchfield, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Lbt Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Rochester:

Marital status in Rochester, IL
  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Illinois average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Rochester
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rochester, IL (based on Sangamon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,075115
Catholic31,73416
Mainline Protestant22,81161
Other6,66319
Black Protestant4,51313
Orthodox2801
None89,389-
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: 28
Here:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Here:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
Sangamon County:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sangamon County:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

13.0%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

58.5%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rochester:

59.3%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Rochester:

27.3
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.9%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.1%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.0%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

64.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.5%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rochester, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$35,849$53,7741$314
Water Supply 4$18,001$54,0030$0
Financial Administration 2$6,598$39,5880$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,103$37,2360$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 15$63,551$50,8411$314

Rochester government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $616,000 ($165.19)
    Water Utilities: $537,000 ($144.01)
    Sewerage: $333,000 ($89.30)
    Central Staff Services: $318,000 ($85.28)
    Regular Highways: $287,000 ($76.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $205,000 ($54.97)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $85,000 ($22.79)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $724,000 ($194.15)

Rochester government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $582,000 ($156.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($14.75)
    Other: $23,000 ($6.17)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $18,000 ($4.83)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $65,000 ($17.43)
    Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($12.07)
    Fines and Forfeits: $16,000 ($4.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $660,000 ($176.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $352,000 ($94.40)
    Highways: $86,000 ($23.06)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $328,000 ($87.96)
    Property: $234,000 ($62.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $47,000 ($12.60)
    Other License: $20,000 ($5.36)

Rochester government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $935,000 ($250.74)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $606,000 ($162.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $329,000 ($88.23)

Rochester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,304,000 ($617.86)

3.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Illinois average:

4.69%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  0.40% ($36,881 average AGI)
from Menard County, IL  0.20% ($48,524)
from Morgan County, IL  0.19% ($42,549)


4.82% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Illinois average:

5.50%

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 Cook County, IL  0.30% ($45,023 average AGI)
to Menard County, IL  0.22% ($51,042)
to Macoupin County, IL  0.18% ($39,418)

Businesses in Rochester, IL

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 1
  • Subway: 1
  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WFMB (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIHM (1410 AM; 1 kW; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: COVENANT NETWORK)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WQQL (101.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WDZQ (95.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WXAJ (99.7 FM; HILLSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, INC.)
  • WTIM-FM (97.3 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WDKR (107.3 FM; MAROA, IL; Owner: WDKR, INC.)
  • W242AE (96.3 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rochester:

  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • W29BG (Channel 29; DECATUR, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
Rochester fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Rochester fatal accident list:

Mar 26, 2012 10:15 AM, Cardinal Hill Rd, Droege St, Lat: 39.673753, Lon: -89.535531, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 30, 2011 05:46 PM, Sr-29, Lat: 39.755261, Lon: -89.546494, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 289ft / 88.3mTotal length
  • $1,251,000Total costs
  • 50,400Total average daily traffic
  • 4,717Total average daily truck traffic
  • 36,479Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rochester, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rochester, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rochester)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1 Community Dr (Lat: 39.744500 Lon: -89.526750), Type: Bant, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 16.7 m, Call Sign: KNAS935, Licensee ID: L00360655,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.150 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2015, Expiration Date: 08/11/2025, Certifier: William D Marass, Registrant: Rochester, Village Of
  • S On Rt 29 Out Of Berry 2 Mi Turn Left 1st Farm On Right (Lat: 39.712833 Lon: -89.469806), Call Sign: KNFC258,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.875 MHz, Grant Date: 01/10/1997, Expiration Date: 02/19/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Beaty, Larry, 2494 N 625 East Rd, Rochester, IL 62563-8103, Phone: (217) 623-5924

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • Ramsey Grain Omni, Lat: 39.712778 Lon: -89.472222, Type: Silo, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQJA669,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2018, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Jeff Kohler, Registrant: Rise Broadband, 61 Inverness Drive East Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80112, Phone: (815) 544-1168, Fax: (815) 380-6512, Email:
  • CH03IP135, 228 E Main St (Lat: 39.748444 Lon: -89.534361), Type: Stack, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WQTC885, Licensee ID: L01744207,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/08/2024, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprintcom, Inc.
  • ELEMENTARYCA, 456 Education Ave (Lat: 39.753972 Lon: -89.547167), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 20 m, Call Sign: WQYW232,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 10995.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 02/08/2017, Expiration Date: 02/08/2027, Certifier: Wilson Avendano, Registrant: Entre Solutions Ii, 211 S Prospect Road, Suit 11, Bloomington, IL 61704, Phone: (309) 452-3157, Email:
  • HSCAMPUS, 1 Rocket Drive (Lat: 39.752583 Lon: -89.538333), Type: Building, Structure height: 23.5 m, Overall height: 25 m, Call Sign: WQYW233,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz... (+8 more), Grant Date: 02/08/2017, Expiration Date: 02/08/2027, Certifier: Wilson Avendano, Registrant: Entre Solutions Ii, 211 S Prospect Road, Suit 11, Bloomington, IL 61704, Phone: (309) 452-3157, Email:
  • INTERMEDIATE, 3 Rocket Drive (Lat: 39.749278 Lon: -89.518833), Type: Building, Structure height: 17 m, Overall height: 18.5 m, Call Sign: WQYW235,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17900.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz, 17900.0 MHz, 17980.0 MHz... (+12 more), Grant Date: 02/08/2017, Expiration Date: 02/08/2027, Certifier: Wilson Avendano, Registrant: Entre Solutions Ii, 211 S Prospect Road, Suit 11, Bloomington, IL 61704, Phone: (309) 452-3157, Email:
  • RWT, Rocket Water Tower (Lat: 39.755611 Lon: -89.531417), Type: Tank, Structure height: 50 m, Overall height: 52 m, Call Sign: WQYW236,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 19460.0 MHz, 19540.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz... (+48 more), Grant Date: 02/08/2017, Expiration Date: 02/08/2027, Certifier: Wilson Avendano, Registrant: Entre Solutions Ii, 211 S Prospect Road, Suit 11, Bloomington, IL 61704, Phone: (309) 452-3157, Email:
  • ROCHESTER, 228 E. Main St (Lat: 39.748083 Lon: -89.532861), Overall height: 106.1 m, Call Sign: WAX71, Licensee ID: L00115313,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3750.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3910.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz... (+14 more), Grant Date: 12/19/2000, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/24/2003, Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc. (Debtor-In-Possession)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rochester)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: DIAMOND AIRCRAFT IND INC DA 42 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AUSTRO E4 (168 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 422GL , Serial Number: 42.AC050, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/2011, Certificate Issue Date: 06/02/2014
    Registrant (LLC): Twinstar LLC, 725 W Main St, Rochester, IL 62563
  • Aircraft: HIGGINSON MONOPLANE TH-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 452J , Serial Number: 100, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 04/30/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 02/05/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Lynn C Brockmeyer, 6672 Mottar Rd, Rochester, IL 62563
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5041D , Serial Number: 51141, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 04/30/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Marvin Lee Miller, 33 Merlin Dr, Rochester, IL 62563
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6154D , Serial Number: 22-4801, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 03/04/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Winn J Iii Ross, 11803 Ross Rd, Rochester, IL 62563
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 11/07/2013
  • Aircraft: ISUM WAYNE/TEAM AIRCRAFT TEAM MINI MAX (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: HIRTH F-23 (50 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 75183 , Serial Number: LB 1952, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 11/20/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 11/05/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Lynn C Brockmeyer, 6672 Mottar Rd, Rochester, IL 62563

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$105,4084$95,5981$30,060
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$40,5800$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$42,4401$56,7200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$90,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$146,010
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 7
Fire incident types in Rochester, IL

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rochester, IL
Most common first names in Rochester, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3573.3 years
Mary3183.1 years
William2771.2 years
Robert2567.6 years
Helen2387.3 years
James1668.6 years
George1578.7 years
Dorothy1381.5 years
Charles1269.5 years
Harold1070.7 years
Most common last names in Rochester, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Taft1477.2 years
Smith1474.2 years
Johnson1280.1 years
Fairchild883.6 years
Miller884.6 years
Campbell776.1 years
Williams675.1 years
Davis683.0 years
Moore673.2 years
Rhodes680.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rochester, IL
  • 75.4%Utility gas
  • 22.5%Electricity
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rochester, IL
  • 53.1%Electricity
  • 24.3%Utility gas
  • 22.6%No fuel used


Rochester compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Rochester on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Northern America (population 500+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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