Rochelle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,309 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rochelle is the 225th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities, Rochelle isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rochelle are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rochelle is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochelle who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), sales jobs (10.04%), and management occupations (7.16%).
The citizens of Rochelle are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.95% of adults in Rochelle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Rochelle in 2010 was $21,535, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,140 for a family of four. However, Rochelle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rochelle is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rochelle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rochelle residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rochelle also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rochelle include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Rochelle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.