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Rochester, MN: What you need to know

Livability.com's No. 1 city on its 2017  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.



Rochester, MN City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 116,000
Median Age 35
Median Household Income $64,554
Median Home Price $164,900
Walkscore 30

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Rochester, MN Demographics

Median Population in Rochester, MN

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 in Rochester, MN

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

Population By Gender in Rochester, MN

  Male 48.5%
  Female 51.5%

Language in Rochester, MN

  English Only 83.5%
  English Other 16.5%

Economics in Rochester, MN

  Median Household Income $64,554
  Median Home Price $164,900
  Homes Owned 30.5%
  Homes Rent 69.5%
  Median Property Rent $823

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Commute Types in Rochester, MN

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

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 17
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