Rochester, WA
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Rochester is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,471 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the 176th largest community in Washington.

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 town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in sales jobs (15.24%), management occupations (13.39%), and teaching (8.75%).

One downside of living in Rochester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.58 minutes every day commuting to work.

Rochester is a small town, and as is often the case with smaller towns, the population isn't large or dense enough to support much in the way of a public transportation system. In fact, there are many rural roads around Rochester, which makes walking or biking to and from work a bit difficult. This makes for a very car-oriented town: 0.97% of residents commute to work by private automobile, and people often drive out of town for work, shopping, and other activities.

As is often the case in a small town, Rochester doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Rochester citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.71% of adults in Rochester have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rochester in 2010 was $28,556, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,224 for a family of four. However, Rochester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rochester is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Rochester include German, Norwegian, English, and Scottish.

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

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