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 115,415 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rochester: City of Rochester.

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Rochester, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 115,415
Daytime Population: Workers 91,740
Daytime Population: Residents 54,051
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 145,791
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 113,068
Population in Familes 88,159
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,347
Population Density2 2,114
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $68,028
Average Household Income $92,066
Per Capita Income $37,415


Total Housing Units 49,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,127 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,293 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,619 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $178,773
Average Home Value $218,558


Total Households 46,420
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 28,856
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.08% 1.09%
Households 1.05% 1.06%
Families 1.0% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 2017 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 Density # 65 93rd
Diversity Index # 80 91st
Median Household Income # 168 82nd
Per Capita Income # 96 90th

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