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Rochester township, IL map Land area: 33.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 4,486 (70% urban, 30% rural)
Males: 2,212  (49.3%)
Females: 2,274  (50.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,478 (4,119 owner occupied, 359 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

33%


Races in Rochester township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.8%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 40.6
Median age of females: 41.7

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Average household size: 2.70

Rochester township:

2.7 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $74,792 ($60,904 in 1999)
This township:

$74,792
Illinois:

$53,966

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $495 (lower quartile is $270, upper quartile is $574)
Here:

$495
State:

$708

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $174,111 (it was $123,800 in 2000)
Rochester township:

$174,111
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $117,742 - $225,059

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $231,257
Here:

$231,257
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $255,930
Here:

$255,930
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $153,092
Here:

$153,092
State:

$282,193

Mobile homes: $92,514
Here:

$92,514
State:

$35,670
Population density: 134 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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

1.9%
Whole state:

10.7%

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

0.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rochester township: Derry Farm (A), Rochester Fire Protection District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Branch (A), McCoy Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 71 (63% naturalized citizens)

Rochester township:  1.6%
State:  12.3%

67% of Rochester township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Illinois.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3681
  • Northeast: 49
  • Midwest: 401
  • South: 137
  • West: 71

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $59,600


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.3%

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

8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,603
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 32
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • 20 to 49: 10
  • Mobile homes: 70

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in Rochester township with a mortgage: 980 (145 second mortgage, 148 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 379

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 47
  • 1995 to 1998: 120
  • 1990 to 1994: 167
  • 1980 to 1989: 281
  • 1970 to 1979: 494
  • 1960 to 1969: 278
  • 1950 to 1959: 147
  • 1940 to 1949: 43
  • 1939 or earlier: 154

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rochester township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 14
  • 4 rooms: 56
  • 5 rooms: 239
  • 6 rooms: 325
  • 7 rooms: 297
  • 8 rooms: 343
  • 9 or more rooms: 224

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester township, Illinois:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 29
  • 4 rooms: 55
  • 5 rooms: 44
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 16
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rochester township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 132
  • 3 bedrooms: 880
  • 4 bedrooms: 424
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 51

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 49
  • 2 bedrooms: 55
  • 3 bedrooms: 44
  • 4 bedrooms: 15
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Rochester township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 27
  • 1 vehicle: 281
  • 2 vehicles: 771
  • 3 vehicles: 302
  • 4 vehicles: 89
  • 5 or more vehicles: 28

Cars and other vehicles available in Rochester township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 83
  • 2 vehicles: 56
  • 3 vehicles: 14
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Public administration (17%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Rochester township:

  • German (29.1%)
  • English (19.8%)
  • Irish (11.7%)
  • United States or American (7.5%)
  • Italian (7.0%)
  • Swedish (2.9%)
  • Polish (2.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Germany (27%)
  • Taiwan (23%)
  • Other Northern Europe (17%)
  • Other Northern Africa (14%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • India (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,018 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 229 (10%)
  • Taxi: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 22 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 104 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (1%)

8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

96.2% of residents of Rochester township speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English not well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (24% speak English very well, 76% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,415
  • In family households: 4,062 (1,143 male householders, 179 female householders)
    1,206 spouses, 1,461 children (1,337 natural, 22 adopted, 102 stepchildren), 26 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 10 other relatives, 32 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 353 (100 male householders (85 living alone)), 209 female householders (184 living alone)), 44 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 557 2-persons, 346 3-persons, 310 4-persons, 94 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 269 1-person, 37 2-persons, 3 3-persons,

969 married couples with children.
196 single-parent households (44 men, 152 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

2.5%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

3.2%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

10.8%
Illinois:

25.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Rochester township:

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