Rochester, NH
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Living in Rochester


Rochester is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 30,345 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the sixth largest community in New Hampshire.

Unlike some cities, Rochester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rochester are a mix 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 (13.68%), management occupations (9.73%), and sales jobs (9.57%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Rochester is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Rochester area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Rochester are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.98% of adults in Rochester having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rochester in 2010 was $28,302, which is lower middle income relative to New Hampshire, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,208 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 Irish, English, French Canadian, and Italian.

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