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Rochester
  • Suburb of Springfield, IL

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade C+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade C+
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  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

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Rochester is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 3,940. 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 highly rated.

About

About Rochester...
Population
3,940

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,900
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    8%
  • Own
    92%
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Rochester Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    53.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    134.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    646.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  11%

Working in Rochester

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$105,140
National
$69,021

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