Rochester is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 6,065 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the 108th largest community in Indiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Rochester is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.33% of the Rochester workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Rochester is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in office and administrative support (9.24%), management occupations (9.20%), and sales jobs (7.70%).
The overall crime rate in Rochester is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The citizens of Rochester are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.29% of adults in Rochester have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Rochester in 2010 was $23,001, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,004 for a family of four. However, Rochester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Rochester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rochester residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Rochester include English, Irish, French , and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.