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 91.85% 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 (20.55%), sales jobs (12.01%), and business and financial occupations (8.82%).
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.
Because of many things, Rochester is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rochester really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rochester perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Rochester is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rochester, the average commute to work is 31.07 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Rochester does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Rochester, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Rochester is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.14% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Rochester in 2010 was $60,828, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,312 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, Italian, Polish, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.