Statewide Claims to Fame

Rochester is 3rd in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Current population (2012)

Rochester is 3rd in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Households

Rochester is 3rd in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Housing units

Rochester is 3rd in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Size in square miles

Rochester is 4th in Minnesota out of 130 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Rochester is 4th in Minnesota out of 138 other cities in Retail sales

Rochester is 7th in Minnesota out of 133 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Rochester is 16th in Minnesota out of 143 other cities in Foreign born residents

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Rochester Rank Minnesota US
Current population (2012) 108,992 3rd 5,379,139 313,914,040
Size in square miles 54.6 3rd 79,626.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,956 51st 66.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Rochester Rank Minnesota US
Residents younger than 5 7.9% 34th 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.8% 72nd 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.7% 66th 13.6% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Rochester Rank Minnesota US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 93.8% 57th 91.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 42.7% 31st 31.8% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Rochester Rank Minnesota US
Race - White 82.0% 115th 86.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 6.3% 24th 5.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 119th 1.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 6.8% 21st 4.4% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 80th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.6% 48th 2.2% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.2% 40th 4.9% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 79.2% 118th 82.4% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Rochester Rank Minnesota US
Female residents 51.6% 53rd 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 11.9% 16th 7.1% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Rochester Rank Minnesota US
Housing units 45,683 3rd 2,354,034 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 26.0% 49th 21.6% 25.9%
Households 42,613 3rd 2,094,265 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 72.0% 82nd 73.6% 66.1%
Home median value $165,800 98th $201,400 $186,200
People per household 2.4 84th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Rochester Rank Minnesota US
Income per capita $32,948 39th $30,310 $27,915
Income per household $63,428 67th $58,476 $52,762
Income below poverty line 9.4% 62nd 11.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Rochester Rank Minnesota US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 6,845 7th 496,657 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,932,140 4th $71,384,103 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $19,308 46th $13,751 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $312,758 4th $10,423,660 $613,795,732

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