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Big Rock is a township in Kane County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Big Rock. For links to other places called Big Rock, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Big Rock is 41.763N. The longitude is -88.546W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 709 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,938.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Big Rock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60554 ZIP code.
27% of Big Rock residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Big Rock ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Big Rock was $29,858, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Big Rock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Big Rock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $547. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,409.
Kane County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Big Rock political report.
The average commute time for Big Rock workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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