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Rochester
  • Suburb of Springfield, IL

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade A
  4. Nightlife
    grade C+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Rochester is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 3,801. Rochester is in Sangamon County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Rochester offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Rochester and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Rochester are above average.

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About Rochester...
Population
3,801

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,085
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    26.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    53.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    26.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    592.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%

Working in Rochester

Jobs
grade A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,111
National
$62,843

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