Rochester, Wisconsin

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Rochester, Wisconsin

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High Points

Rochester strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Rochester People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Rochester Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Rochester Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Rochester Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Rochester Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Rochester, Wisconsin

Comparing Rochester to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 6
Age of the Population 3 4
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 5 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
People Living Alone 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Rochester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles S of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Racine
P.O. Box Zip Codes 53167
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.741
Longitude -88.224

Rochester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
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Rochester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,149 100%
Male 598 52%
Female 551 48%
Under 18 351 30.5%
18+ 798 69.5%
65+ 78 6.8%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.22
White 1,118 97.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 8 0.7%
Mixed Race 16 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 40 3.5%

Estimated Rochester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,125
Growth -24
Growth % -2.1%

Rochester Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 43.7%
Polish 10.1%
Irish 7%
English 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
US/American 5.4%
Norwegian 5.1%
Italian 4.1%
Hungarian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Danish 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
British 0.8%
Slovak 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
European 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rochester 1,149 $61,875
Big Bend 1,278 $61,771
Burlington 9,936 $54,045
East Troy 3,564 $54,422
Mukwonago 6,162 $64,354
Muskego 21,397 $69,722
Union Grove 4,322 $57,453

Rochester Public Libraries

Rochester Public Library
Rochester, Wisconsin
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