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 87.36% 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 teaching (13.02%), management occupations (11.62%), and sales jobs (10.97%).
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.
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.
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. 54.39% 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 2010 was $44,199, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,796 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 Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.