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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rochester is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in healthcare (18.82%), management occupations (8.68%), and office and administrative support (8.55%).
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.
One of the benefits of Rochester is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.77 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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 citizens of Rochester are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.67% 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 $38,647, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,588 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.