Rochester is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 118,935 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the third largest community in Minnesota.
Rochester is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rochester is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in healthcare (18.57%), office and administrative support (8.55%), and management occupations (8.46%).
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.
Another interesting thing about Rochester, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rochester spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.82 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Rochester is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Rochester, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Rochester are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.70% of adults in Rochester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rochester in 2018 was $39,518, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,072 for a family of four. However, Rochester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rochester is a very 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rochester include German, Norwegian, Irish, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.