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Rochester INFORMATION

Population: 205,311

Male 48% Female 51%
Married 38%
Single 61%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.

6/10

Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.

6/10

Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Rochester has a low population density. Rochester is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

5,729 Rochester
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Rochester, NY, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Rochester, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Rochester has a population density of 5,729, with 205,311 current residents.

Out of the 205,311 current residents, 48% are male and 51% are female. 38% of the residents are married and 61% are single.

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Residence

Air quality

Best air quality

Weather

  • 45% Sun
  • 32% Rain
  • 85% Snow

Condition

49°F average temperature

  • 197 years Median home age
  • $82,860 Median home price
  • 3.95% Home appreciation rate
  • 28.04% Annual property tax
  • 34.4%
    Homes owned
  • 51.1%
    Homes rented
  • 14.6%
    Homes vacant

Residence

As for living in Rochester, the air quality is 77% and the weather, on average, is 45% sunny, 32% rainy, and 85% snowy. The average temperature is 49°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Rochester, you should know that 34.4% of homes are owned while 51.1% of homes are rented, and 14.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $82,860, the median age of homes is 197 years, the annual home appreciation is 3.95% and the annual property tax is 28.04%.

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Community

Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

    9
  • Average age

    33
  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat

Community

When looking at the community of Rochester, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Rochester’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Rochester is 33 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 58.18% Democratic, 40.47% Republican, and 1.34% Independent.

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Locale

Unemployment

11%

Education

Student teacher ratio 1:14

Occupation

  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
    9%
  • Sales & Office Occupations
    23.8%
  • Service Occupations
    21.2%
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
    17.6%
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
    6.3%
  • 73%
    High school diploma
  • 8%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 12%
    Bachelors degree
  • 8%
    Graduate or professional degree

Locale

When looking at Rochester, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.70% of residents are unemployed in Rochester (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Rochester residents: 9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 22.15% are in the arts and sciences field, 21.2% are in the customer service field, 23.8% are in the sales field, 0.08% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.3% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 17.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 73.42%, 7.71% of residents have an associate’s degree, 12.44% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 8.30% have a master’s degree.

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Transit

Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
    transportation
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home

Transit

If you plan on commuting to work in Rochester, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Rochester have a few different options. 70% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 8% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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