Rochester is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 13,296 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 91.42% 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 (20.14%), sales jobs (11.35%), and healthcare (8.54%).
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.
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 is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Rochester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.33 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small city, Rochester does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
If knowledge is power, Rochester is a pretty powerful place. 59.70% of the adults in Rochester have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Rochester in 2018 was $56,290, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,160 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 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 Spanish.