Rockton, IL

Rockton profile

Living in Rockton

Rockton is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,863 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rockton is the 264th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, Rockton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rockton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockton is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockton who work in office and administrative support (14.52%), management occupations (13.17%), and sales jobs (11.57%).

Also of interest is that Rockton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.46% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Rockton 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, Rockton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Rockton 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.

The percentage of people in Rockton who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.66% of adults in Rockton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rockton in 2018 was $36,443, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,772 for a family of four. However, Rockton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rockton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rockton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Rockton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.

Real Estate in Popular Rockton Neighborhoods

Zip Codes in Rockton, IL