Rochester, MN : What you need to know

Livability.com's No. 1 city on its 2016 ranking of Top 100 Best Places to Live, Rochester is home to the Mayo Clinic, the world’s first and largest not-for-profit group medical practice and the city's top employer. In part because of the international talent and guests the Mayo Clinic attracts, the city has more arts organizations and cultural events than one might expect for a city its size. Residents also enjoy proximity to Minneapolis, which is about 85 miles away. The University of Minnesota–Rochester and close to a dozen other colleges and universities work to prepare and educate the area's students and workforce, and the student population also adds a youthful vibe to the city's atmosphere. U.S. News and World Report placed Rochester in the top 10 of both the Best Places to Grow Up and the Best Cities for Job-Seeking Retirees.


Rochester, MN City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 110275
Latest Population Increase 99.91
Median age 35.3
Median Household Income $64554
Median Home Price $164900
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Rochester, MN Rankings

Rochester , Business and Economy

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Rochester , Schools

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Rochester, MN Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 48.5%
  Population Women 51.5%

 
17% CIVILIAN VETERANS
In Rochester

Median Population

Median age 35.3
Age 18 Over 75.7
Age 21 Over 72.5
Age 62 Over 16.8
Age 65 Over 13.7

Race

  Ethnicity White 81.9%
  Ethnicity Black 6.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 7.4%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 5.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 0.9%

Economics

  Median Household Income 64554
  Median Home Price 164900
  Homes Owned 30.5
  Homes Rent 69.5
  Median Property Rent 823

Language

  English Only 83.5
  English Other 16.5
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 16.1 MINUTES
in Rochester

 
CLOSEST AIRPORT
within 60 miles of Rochester

Commute Types

  Walked 3.9
  Worked at Home 3.2
  Public Transportation 6.1
  Other Means 1.9
  Drove Alone 72.9
  Carpooled 11.9

30/100
WALK SCORE
for Rochester