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Rochester is a village 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 39.749N. The longitude is -89.531W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 558 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,943.


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Median household income
Local
$62,891
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rochester demographic reports
Nearby parks & recreation: Sangchris Lake State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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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, Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62563 ZIP code.

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30% of Rochester residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rochester ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rochester was $26,881, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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44% of Rochester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rochester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $422.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,082.


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Libraries in Rochester include Rochester Public Library ... View libraries

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Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rochester political report.

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The average commute time for Rochester workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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