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Rochester, MI
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Rochester profile


Living in Rochester


Rochester is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 13,035 people and four 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 91.46% 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 (21.58%), sales jobs (11.04%), and healthcare (8.75%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.72% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Rochester is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

As is often the case in a small city, Rochester doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rochester. 62.29% 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 2018 was $57,512, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,048 for a family of four. However, Rochester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.