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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Rochester is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 3,696. 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.
About Rochester...
Population
3,696

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,069
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Rochester Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    53.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    53.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    375
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Rochester

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$94,564
National
$55,322
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Rochester Reviews

3 reviews
Rochester IL is an amazing place to raise a family. The community always has events going like free fun library events (such as Movie in the Park, Book and Movie Clubs, and loads of fun days for kids), Sparks in the Park (our annual 4th of July celebration), and a fall Ole Town Festival (where we celebrate the heritage of our wonderful small town). Rochester has a great school district with buildings that are updated and technology centered. Rochester is about 15 minutes outside of Springfield IL that contains shopping centers, Lincoln exhibits, and many other enrichment activities. Rochester is the perfect small town for any family.
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Not much, but always handled when there is crime.
Small town so kind of boring, but a great place.