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Rochester, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Rochester is the 3rd largest city in Minnesota with a population of 121,137 as of July 1, 2019. 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 44.0216 and longitude -92.4699 in Olmsted County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rochester 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rochester: City of Rochester.

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Rochester, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rochester, MN Housing Affordability Index is 160
State of Minnesota Housing Affordability Index is 135
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rochester, MN Wealth Index is 112
State of Minnesota Wealth Index is 112
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 121,137 (100%)
Population in Households 118,837 (98.1%)
Population in Families 92,506 (76.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,300 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 2,195
Diversity Index2 46
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,493
Average Household Income $97,446
Per Capita Income $39,157
Wealth Index4 112

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 51,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,308 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,331 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,964 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $225,824
Housing Affordability Index3 160
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 48,640
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 30,177
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.37% 1.38%
Households 1.33% 1.35%
Families 1.27% 1.26%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Rochester, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 61 93rd
Diversity Index # 80 91st
Median Household Income # 163 82nd
Per Capita Income # 115 87th

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