Rochester, MI
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Living in Rochester


Rochester is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 13,348 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the 90th largest community in Michigan.

Rochester home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Rochester real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Rochester is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rochester is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in management occupations (17.61%), sales jobs (11.18%), and office and administrative support (9.36%).

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.

Being a small city, Rochester does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rochester. 57.80% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rochester in 2010 was $50,150, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,600 for a family of four.

Rochester is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rochester include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.