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The City of Rochester had a population of 6,262 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Rochester is located at latitude 41.0648 and longitude -86.2158 in Fulton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rochester 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 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.

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Rochester, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 6,262 (100%)
Population in Households 6,144 (98.1%)
Population in Families 4,691 (74.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 118 ( 1.9%)
Population Density 1,370
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $50,450
Average Household Income $63,931
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $26,890
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,799 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 944 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 544 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $121,616
Average Home Value $182,838
Housing Affordability Index3 207


Total Households 2,743
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,642
Average Family Size 3.00
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.06% -0.09%
Households -0.03% -0.01%
Families   -0.09%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
Owner Occupied HU   0.13%

Rochester, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 696 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 111 84th
Population Density # 300 57th
Median Household Income # 585 16th
Housing Affordability Index # 409 59th
Per Capita Income # 559 20th
Diversity Index # 193 72nd

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