Rochester, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Rochester had a population of 6,253 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rochester is located at latitude 41.0606 and longitude -86.1982 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rochester (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.69 sq. miles and a water area of 1.11 sq. miles. Fulton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 781 feet.

The City of Rochester (GNIS ID: 2396394) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Rochester is located within Township of Rochester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fulton County.

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, 2016.

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Rochester, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,253
Population in Households 6,096
Population in Familes 4,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 157
Population Density1 1,333
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 2,677
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,655
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,673 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,004 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 494 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $88,562
Average Home Value $127,077


Median Household Income $38,581
Average Household Income $54,897
Per Capita Income $23,270
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.05%
Households -0.15% -0.04%
Families 0.05% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rochester, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 104 85th
Population Density1 # 338 50th
Diversity Index2 # 180 74th
Median Household Income # 562 18th
Per Capita Income # 317 54th

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