Rochester, NH
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Rochester is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 30,038 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the sixth largest community in New Hampshire.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rochester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rochester is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in office and administrative support (13.63%), sales jobs (10.82%), and management occupations (9.62%).

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.

The education level of Rochester citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.81% of adults 25 and older in Rochester have a college degree.

The per capita income in Rochester in 2010 was $26,580, which is low income relative to New Hampshire, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,320 for a family of four. However, Rochester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rochester include French , English, French Canadian, and Italian.

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