Rochester is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,713 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the 388th largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some villages, Rochester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rochester are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rochester is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in sales jobs (13.83%), teaching (10.33%), and management occupations (9.59%).
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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Rochester is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
If knowledge is power, Rochester is a pretty powerful place. 54.81% of the adults in Rochester have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Rochester in 2010 was $46,505, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $186,020 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, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.