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.
One thing that you will notice about Rochester is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Rochester a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.82 minutes getting to work every day.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Rochester use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Rochester‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The education level of Rochester ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Rochester, 46.70% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.