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. 41.93% of the Rochester workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Rochester is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in management occupations (10.26%), office and administrative support (8.71%), and sales jobs (7.09%).
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.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Rochester rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.05% of adults 25 and older in Rochester have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Rochester in 2010 was $24,190, 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 $96,760 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, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.