Rochelle, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Rochelle, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Rochelle had a population of 9,535 as of July 1, 2018. Rochelle ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rochelle is located at latitude 41.9198 and longitude -89.0623 in Ogle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rochelle (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Ogle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 820 feet.

The City of Rochelle (GNIS ID: 2396392) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Rochelle is located within Township of Flagg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ogle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rochelle population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rochelle: Hickory Grove, Lane, Lane Depot, Loblolly Grove, Story.

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Rochelle, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,535
Population in Households 9,483
Population in Familes 7,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 735
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $52,546
Average Household Income $64,494
Per Capita Income $25,896


Total Housing Units 4,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,392 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,484 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 283 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $144,196
Average Home Value $157,825


Total Households 3,877
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,455
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.08% -0.45%
Households 0.1% -0.31%
Families 0.26% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Rochelle, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochelle to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 227 83rd
Population Density # 918 33rd
Diversity Index # 136 90th
Median Household Income # 771 44th
Per Capita Income # 849 38th

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