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Rochester, MN
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Rochester profile


Living in Rochester



Rochester is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 121,878 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the third largest community in Minnesota.

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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.76% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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.

One of the benefits of Rochester is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.70 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 education level of Rochester ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Rochester, 48.66% 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 $43,827, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $175,308 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.