Send us your Rochester photos:
Rochester is a township in Sangamon County, in the Springfield metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Rochester. For links to other places called Rochester, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rochester is 39.746N. The longitude is -89.533W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 571 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,486.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rochester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sangamon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62520 ZIP code.
29% of Rochester residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rochester ancestry & family history guide.
Post a query on a message board:
Records & databases:
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rochester was $26,326, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Rochester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rochester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $395. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,158.
Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rochester political report.
The average commute time for Rochester workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
More info about Rochester:
Send us your corrections and additions
Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.
Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!