Rochester is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,443 people and just one neighborhood, Rochester is the 240th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Rochester are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Rochester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rochester is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in office and administrative support (12.86%), management occupations (11.94%) and sales jobs (10.92%).
Also of interest is that Rochester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Rochester is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rochester a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rochester has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rochester’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Rochester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.42 minutes every day commuting to work.