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.

In terms of college education, Rochester is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.81% of adults 25 and older in Rochester have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.