Rochester is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,709 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the 388th largest community in Illinois.
Rochester real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Rochester house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Rochester is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.08% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rochester is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in management occupations (14.83%), business and financial occupations (13.36%), and teaching (8.89%).
Also of interest is that Rochester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Rochester is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Rochester is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rochester a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rochester has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rochester’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Rochester is very much a car-oriented village. This is because the population of Rochester isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 97.36% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small village, Rochester doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rochester. 57.30% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Rochester in 2018 was $43,210, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,840 for a family of four.
The people who call Rochester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rochester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rochester include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.