Rochelle, Illinois


Rochelle, Illinois

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name = Rochelle
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category = City
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nickname = The Hub City



image_caption = Sign seen entering the city of Rochelle.


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symbol = Seal_of_Rochelle.png‎ country = United States
state = Illinois
region_type = County
region = Ogle, Lee
district_type = Township
district = Flagg, Dement, Alto
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area_imperial = 19.4
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population = 9424
population_date = 2000
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leader_type = Mayor
leader = Chet Olson (R)
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
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postal_code = 61068
area_code = 815
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map_caption = Location of Rochelle within Illinois
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commons = Rochelle, Illinois
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Rochelle is a city in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 9,424 at the 2000 census. As of the 2005 estimate, the population had risen to 9,712. Rochelle is about 75 miles west of Chicago and 25 miles south of Rockford. Rochelle is the birthplace and hometown of three-time Academy Award nominee Joan Allen.

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Transportation & Industry

Rochelle is well known among railfans as the location of the Rochelle Railroad Park, which has spawned many imitators, such as the Railroad Platform in Folkston, Georgia. For many years the Whitcomb Locomotive Works, founded by George Dexter Whitcomb, manufactured industrial locomotives as well as the Partin Palmer automobile, in Rochelle.

Rochelle is also home to Union Pacific’s Global III Intermodal Facility, at the time it opened it was Union Pacific's largest intermodal facility. Construction on the state-of-the-art facility was completed in 2003. [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1215/is_8_204/ai_108114495]

Geography

Rochelle is located at coor dms|41|55|24|N|89|3|56|W|city (41.923274, -89.065694)GR|1, along the Kyte River (commonly, if inaccurately, known to most locals as "Kyte Creek").

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.4 km²), of which, 7.5 square miles (19.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.27%) is water.

Education

Rochelle is served by two separate school districts. Rochelle Community Consolidated District 231 serves Rochelle and limited areas just outside of town. District 231 has four elementary schools serving grades K-5: Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Central Elementary, Floyd J. Tilton Elementary, and Phillip May Elementary. The district also operates one middle school, Rochelle Middle School, serving grades 6-8. Rochelle Township High School District 212 operates Rochelle Township High School. About half of the high school's students come from Rochelle and District 231; the remaining students come from a number of outlying communities, including Kings, Steward, Creston, Hillcrest, Esmond, and Lindenwood.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,424 people, 3,688 households, and 2,415 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,260.9 people per square mile (487.1/km²). There were 3,895 housing units at an average density of 521.1/sq mi (201.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.81% White, 1.14% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 8.69% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.16% of the population.

References

External links

* [http://www.cityofrochelle.net/ City of Rochelle]
*http://www.rochellechamber.org/
* [http://rochelleparkdistrict.org/index.htm Flagg=Rochelle Park District]


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