Rochester Hills, MI
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Rochester Hills is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 73,424 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Rochester Hills is the 20th largest community in Michigan.

Rochester Hills real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Rochester Hills house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Rochester Hills is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rochester Hills is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester Hills who work in management occupations (14.62%), sales jobs (12.11%), and office and administrative support (11.94%).

Also of interest is that Rochester Hills has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Rochester Hills 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 Hills really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rochester Hills 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Rochester Hills, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Rochester Hills is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.03% 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 Hills in 2010 was $41,363, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,452 for a family of four. However, Rochester Hills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rochester Hills is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rochester Hills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rochester Hills residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rochester Hills include Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Rochester Hills's cultural character, accounting for 15.94% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Rochester Hills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.