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.
When you are in Rochelle, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.36% of Rochelle’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Rochelle is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochelle who work in office and administrative support (13.62%), sales jobs (10.83%), and management occupations (7.57%).
The education level of Rochelle citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.49% of adults 25 and older in Rochelle have a college degree.
The per capita income in Rochelle in 2010 was $21,748, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,992 for a family of four. However, Rochelle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 23.10% 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.