Rochester, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 3,769 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.3%
Males: 1,716  (45.6%)
Females: 2,053  (54.4%)
Median resident age:  40.4 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62563, 62712.

Rochester Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $89,343 (it was $62,891 in 2000)
Rochester:

$89,343
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $37,653 (it was $26,881 in 2000)

Rochester village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $164,753 (it was $114,800 in 2000)
Rochester:

$164,753
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $190,878; Detached houses: $191,488; Townhouses or other attached units: $157,020; In 2-unit structures: $191,913; Mobile homes: $38,383

Median gross rent in 2012: $918.

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  • White alone - 3,545 (96.1%)
  • Two or more races - 55 (1.5%)
  • Hispanic - 40 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 20 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 12 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rochester: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.4%), English (11.5%), Irish (11.2%), United States (7.3%), Italian (4.3%), French (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/12/1874

Land area: 2.11 square miles.

Population density: 1,789 people per square mile   (low).

Rochester,IL real estate house value index trend

Rochester, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester village:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

121 residents are foreign born (0.5% Europe).

This village:  3.2%
Illinois:  13.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,712 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,797 (1.9%)

Rochester satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.75 N, Longitude: 89.54 W

Area code: 217

Rochester household income distribution Rochester home values distribution

Crime rates in Rochester by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 00000000000N/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A
Rapes 00000000000N/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A
Robberies 00001100000N/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.034.034.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A
Assaults 21005212230N/A
per 100,000 69.134.60.00.0169.968.133.364.963.192.70.0N/A
Burglaries 668811413971514N/A
per 100,000 207.4207.4276.5272.6373.8136.1432.8292.0220.8463.5430.8N/A
Thefts 2543474748403327283532N/A
per 100,000 864.21486.31624.61601.41631.01361.01098.5876.1883.01081.6984.6N/A
Auto thefts 2222112200N/A1
per 100,000 69.169.169.168.134.034.066.664.90.00.0N/A27.0
Arson 00000000000N/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 71.289.993.592.2143.994.289.776.766.098.1N/AN/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Illinois average:

2.78
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +98 (+3.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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

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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 the city 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 the city 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 Rochester 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 (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, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 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)

Airports located in Rochester:

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

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 74.9. This is about average.

City:

74.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 25.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.8%
(0.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 51.1% for two or more races residents)
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

Rochester, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Rochester compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income above 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.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Rochester travel time to work - commute Rochester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Other fuel (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rochester village (based on Sangamon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.89%
Here: 56.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents34.2%14.0%10.6%7.6%6.9%
Congregations11.0%2.8%17.7%6.6%9.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents5.4%4.6%3.2%2.7%10.7%
Congregations6.6%7.7%2.8%5.5%29.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Sangamon County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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
Sangamon County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

27.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 2$6,598$39,5880$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,103$37,2360$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$35,849$53,7741$314
Water Supply 4$18,001$54,0030$0
Totals for Government 15$63,551$50,8411$314

Rochester government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $472,000 ($125.23)
    Water Utilities: $397,000 ($105.33)
    Police Protection: $383,000 ($101.62)
    Regular Highways: $153,000 ($40.59)
    Central Staff Services: $128,000 ($33.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $95,000 ($25.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $175,000 ($46.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $12,000 ($3.18)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $347,000 ($92.07)

Rochester government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $481,000 ($127.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $87,000 ($23.08)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($10.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $489,000 ($129.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $312,000 ($82.78)
    Highways: $80,000 ($21.23)
    Public Welfare: $15,000 ($3.98)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $177,000 ($46.96)
    Property: $176,000 ($46.70)
    NEC: $10,000 ($2.65)

Rochester government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,913,000 ($772.88)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,000 ($1.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $677,000 ($179.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,073,000 ($550.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $168,000 ($44.57)

Rochester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,505,000 ($399.31)

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($69 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.01%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  0.38% ($34,115 average AGI)
from Menard County, IL  0.22% ($37,706)
from Christian County, IL  0.19% ($36,387)


4.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($279 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  0.32% ($35,734 average AGI)
to Christian County, IL  0.19% ($32,861)
to Menard County, IL  0.19% ($37,592)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rochester, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 313
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

Rochester fatal accident list:

Dec 30, 2011 05:46 PM, Sr-29, Lat: 39.75526, Lon: -89.54649, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
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
  • 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: 06/14/2005, Expiration Date: 08/11/2015, 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:

2
  • 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: 07/08/2008, Expiration Date: 07/08/2018, Certifier: Anthony Hopp
    Registrant: Eos, Inc., 6900 Preston Drive, Springfield, IL 62711, Phone: (217) 241-6000, Fax: (217) 241-6001, 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:

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)
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

Incident types - Rochester

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

Businesses in Rochester, IL

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

Rochester on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • David Wooten, Jr. (23)
  • David R. Wooten, Jr. (10)
  • Robert Ostermeier (3)
  • William E. Midden (3)
  • David R. Wooten (1)
  • Jason Jeffrey Smith (1)
  • Gregory J. Trame (1)
  • David Wooten (1)
  • Zachary T. Spraetz (1)
  • Larry Dennis Steck, Jr. (1)

Total of 45 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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