Rochester is a very small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,779 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the 388th largest community in Illinois.
Rochester is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 90.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (12.55%), healthcare (12.28%), and teaching (11.85%).
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.
Rochester is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Rochester, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Rochester is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.99% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Rochester in 2010 was $42,762, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $171,048 for a family of four. However, Rochester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rochester include English, Irish, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.