Rochester, MN

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Population

214,485

0.854% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$69,003

4.16% growth

Poverty Rate

8.65%


Number of Employees

113,997

0.769% growth

Median Property Value

$179,700

4.72% growth

About

In 2017, Rochester, MN had a population of 214k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $69,003. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rochester, MN grew from 212,669 to 214,485, a 0.854% increase and its median household income grew from $66,248 to $69,003, a 4.16% increase.

The population of Rochester, MN is 85.1% White Alone, 4.27% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.26% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Rochester, MN speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rochester, MN are Rochester Community and Technical College (1,197 degrees awarded in 2016), Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (179 degrees), and University of Minnesota-Rochester (105 degrees).

The median property value in Rochester, MN is $179,700, and the homeownership rate is 76%. Most people in Rochester, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Rochester, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Rochester, MN employs 114k people. The largest industries in Rochester, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (39,313 people), Retail Trade (11,567 people), and Manufacturing (11,099 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,517), Public Administration ($58,191), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,985).

Median household income in Rochester, MN is $69,003. Males in Rochester, MN have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,870. The income inequality in Rochester, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,003

2017 value

± $1,052

4.16%

1 Year Growth

± 2.04%

Households in Rochester, MN have a median annual income of $69,003, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,248 in 2016, which represents a 4.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$69,210

Average Male Salary

± $1,573

$52,870

Average Female Salary

± $1,202

In 2017, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $53,440 ± $951

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $51,343 ± $59,950

  3. Asian

    $50,326 ± $4,235

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rochester, MN is from Minnesota.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.466

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.29% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rochester, MN was Carver County, MN with a value of $101,271, followed by Scott County, MN and Washington County, MN, with respective values of $98,538 and $91,866.

The following map shows all of the counties in Rochester, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.65% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rochester, MN (18.3k out of 211k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,409 ± 664

  2. Black

    3,507 ± 407

  3. Hispanic

    1,757 ± 298

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rochester, MN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

114k

2017 Value

± 1,814

0.769%

1 Year growth

± 2.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rochester, MN grew at a rate of 0.769%, from 113k employees to 114k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rochester, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,187 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (12,662 people), and Management Occupations (11,103 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rochester, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rochester, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,187 people), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (12,662 people), and Management Occupations (11,103 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Rochester, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.79 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.37 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.07 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rochester, MN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($89,702), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,972), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,542).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

114k

2017 Value

± 1,814

0.769%

1 Year growth

± 2.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rochester, MN grew at a rate of 0.769%, from 113k employees to 114k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rochester, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (39,313 people), Retail Trade (11,567 people), and Manufacturing (11,099 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rochester, MN, though some of these residents may live in Rochester, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Rochester, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (39,313 people), Retail Trade (11,567 people), and Manufacturing (11,099 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Rochester, MN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.55 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (2.49 times), and Manufacturing (0.962 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rochester, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,517), Public Administration ($58,191), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,985).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($19.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.9% of the population of Rochester, MN has health coverage, with 60.1% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.664% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Rochester, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Rochester, MN see 1111 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1104 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 468 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,111 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minnesota see an average of 1,111 patients per year. This represents a 0.634% increase from the previous year (1,104 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.12%

Uninsured

60.1%

Employer Coverage

11.6%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

0.664%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rochester, MN declined by 9.44% from 5.65% to 5.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rochester, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Rochester, MN is home to a population of 214k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.11% of Rochester, MN residents were born outside of the country (17.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Rochester, MN is composed of 183k White Alone residents (85.1%), 9.16k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.27%), 9.13k Asian Alone residents (4.26%), 8.58k Black or African American Alone residents (4%), 4.4k Two or More Races residents (2.05%), 332 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.155%), 313 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.146%), and 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0117%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rochester, MN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rochester, MN was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Rochester, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Rochester, MN residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

17.4k people

7.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

16.8k people

As of 2017, 8.11% of Rochester, MN residents (17.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rochester, MN was 7.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    65,949 ± 6,267 people

  2. Somalia

    30,092 ± 4,247 people

  3. India

    29,695 ± 4,219 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 65,949 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 30,092 and India with 29,695.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Rochester, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rochester, MN was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    183k ± 141

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9.16k ± 700

  3. Asian Alone

    9.13k ± 393

In 2017, there were 19.9 times more White Alone residents (183k people) in Rochester, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.16k Hispanic or Latino and 9.13k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Rochester, MN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Rochester, MN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Rochester, MN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Rochester, MN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,881 ± 255

  2. Korea

    1,526 ± 206

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,419 ± 221

Rochester, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Rochester, MN awarded 1,761 degrees. The student population of Rochester, MN is skewed towards women, with 2,604 male students and 4,272 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rochester, MN are White (1,379 and 80%), followed by Black or African American (111 and 6.44%), Asian (85 and 4.93%), and Hispanic or Latino (70 and 4.06%).

The largest universities in Rochester, MN by number of degrees awarded are Rochester Community and Technical College (1,197 and 68%), Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (179 and 10.2%), and University of Minnesota-Rochester (105 and 5.96%).

The most popular majors in Rochester, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (285 and 16.2%), General Health Services (110 and 6.25%), and Registered Nursing (96 and 5.45%).

The median tuition costs in Rochester, MN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,896 and $11,896 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 96 degrees awarded

  2. 84 degrees awarded

  3. 285 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rochester, MN was Registered Nursing with 96 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Rochester, MN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,197 degrees awarded

  2. 179 degrees awarded

  3. 105 degrees awarded

$11,896

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Rochester, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rochester Community and Technical College with 1,197 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

597

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,164

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 597 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rochester, MN, which is 0.513 times less than the 1,164 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Rochester, MN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,379 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    111 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    85 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rochester, MN were to White students. These 1,379 degrees mean that there were 12.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 111 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rochester, MN was $179,700 in 2017, which is 0.826 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,600 to $179,700, a 4.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Rochester, MN is 76%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rochester, MN have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rochester, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$69,003

Median Household Income

± $1,052

85k

Number of Households

± 1,516

In 2017, the median household income of the 85k households in Rochester, MN grew to $69,003 from the previous year's value of $66,248.

The following chart displays the households in Rochester, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$179,700

2017 Median

± $2,108

$171,600

2016 Median

± $1,309

In 2017, the median property value in Rochester, MN grew to to $179,700 from the previous year's value of $171,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rochester, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rochester, MN the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rochester, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rochester, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76%

2017 Homeownership

75.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76% of the housing units in Rochester, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Rochester, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rochester, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rochester, MN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rochester, MN have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.6% of the workforce in Rochester, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rochester, MN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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