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0.22% decline
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2.34% growth
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1.54% growth
Median Property Value
2.1% growth

About the photo: Downtown Rochester from the Broad Street Bridge, looking north.


The economy of Rochester, NY employs 89,105 people. The economy of Rochester, NY is specialized in Healthcare & Social Assistance; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.62; 1.29; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Rochester, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (20,143), Educational Services (10,490), and Retail trade (10,458), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,827), Finance & Insurance ($42,474), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,526).

Median household income in Rochester, NY is $31,684. Males in Rochester, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,738. The income inequality of Rochester, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.503 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Rochester, NY. In Monroe County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 103 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,289. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Rochester, NY is from the county of Monroe County, NY.

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Rochester, NY is home to a population of 210,291 people, from which 95% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Rochester, NY is composed of 81,232 Black residents (38.6%), 77,265 White residents (36.7%), 37,093 Hispanic residents (17.6%), 6,953 Asian residents (3.31%), and 6,686 Two+ residents (3.18%). The most common foreign languages in Rochester, NY are Spanish (25,477 speakers), African Languages (1,427 speakers), and Other Indic (1,359 speakers), but compared to other places, Rochester, NY has a relative high number of Laotian (413 speakers), Other Indic (1,359 speakers), and African Languages (1,427 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Rochester, NY awarded 3,723 degrees. The student population of Rochester, NY is skewed towards females, with 1,750 male students and 1,973 female students. Most students in Rochester, NY are White (1,797 and 48.3%), followed by Unknown (294 and 7.9%), Asian (293 and 7.87%), and Black or African American (175 and 4.7%). The largest universities in Rochester, NY by number of graduates are University of Rochester (3,583 and 96.2%), Sharp Edgez Barber Institute (71 and 1.91%), and Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage-Rochester (44 and 1.18%). The most popular majors in Rochester, NY are Registered Nursing (261 and 7.01%), General Biological Sciences (208 and 5.59%), and General Economics (177 and 4.75%). The median tuition costs in Rochester, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $49,260 and $49,260 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rochester, NY is $77,800, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $76,200 to $77,800, a 2.1% increase. The homeownership rate of Rochester, NY is 36.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Rochester, NY have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rochester, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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