Rochester, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rochester, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Rochester is the 3rd largest city in Minnesota with a population of 112,808 as of July 1, 2016. Rochester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rochester is located at latitude 44.0154 and longitude -92.4772 in Olmsted County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rochester (see map below) encompass a land area of 54.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Olmsted County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Rochester (GNIS ID: 2396395) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rochester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rochester: City of Rochester.

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Rochester, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 112,808
Population in Households 110,386
Population in Familes 86,051
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,422
Population Density1 2,066
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 45,494
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 28,260
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 48,272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,703 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,792 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,778 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $171,411
Average Home Value $212,669


Median Household Income $66,114
Average Household Income $89,859
Per Capita Income $36,649
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.99%
Households 0.9% 0.99%
Families 0.82% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rochester, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 68 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 82 91st
Median Household Income # 159 83rd
Per Capita Income # 97 89th

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