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Overview

Introduction to Rochester, Indiana

Rochester, Indiana, in Fulton county, is 41 miles S of South Bend, Indiana and 89 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Rochester History

Rochester is located on the banks of Lake Manitou. It is named after Rochester, New York. Fulton County was created in 1836 and named after Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat. Local Native Americans believed that a monster lived in Lake Manitou, and the area was uninhabited until the 18th century. Early settlers named it Devil's Lake.

Rochester and nearby Attractions

  • Round Barn Museum
  • Bessinger's Hillfarm Wildlife Refuge
  • Prill School Museum
  • Marshall Co. Historical Museum
  • Potato Creek State Park

Things To Do In Rochester

The Tokens 'n' Tickets Amusement Park and the Bass Lake State Beach are popular local recreational spots. Bessinger's Hillfarm Wildlife Refuge and Potato Creek State Park offer opportunities for boating, fishing, hiking and camping. Local parks include the Round Barn Museum and the Prill School Museum. The Dykeman Park Golf Course is the local golf course. The Redbud Trail Rendezvous, the Round Barn Festival, and the Trail of Courage Living History Festival are some popular local festivals.

Rochester Transportation

Flights are available from South Bend Regional Airport.

Rochester Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University-South Bend, Indiana Wesleyan University and Valparaiso University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,110
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens21.9%
Employed Population 16+2,604
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married45%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$33,118
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,553
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,167

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,919
% Above Poverty Level81.8%
% Below Poverty Level18.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home6.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone41.5%
Median Gross Rent$629
Median House Value$87,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.9%
English13.3%
Irish8.8%
Polish3.7%
Welsh3%
French Except Basque2.9%
Dutch2.7%
Italian1.8%
Russian1.2%
Slovene0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
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Rochester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Fulton County
Standard Zip Codes46975
Phone Area Codes574
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41.06
Approximate Longitude-86.19

Rochester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationROCHESTER
Distance0.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationWINAMAC 2 SSE
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.4 inches
StationWARSAW
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Akron1,485$44,821
Burket143$42,750
Fulton462$40,750
Kewanna645$30,972
Macy252$48,750
Mentone896$54,167

Rochester Public Libraries

Fulton County Public Library
320 WEST 7TH STREET
Rochester, Indiana
(574) 223-2713

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Rochester Hospitals

Woodlawn Hospital
(Government - Local)
1400 E 9th St
(574) 223-3141

Rochester Public Schools

Columbia Elementary School
1502 Elm St
ZIP: 46975
(574) 223-2501
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
George M Riddle Elem School
302 Barkman St
ZIP: 46975
(574) 223-2880
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Rochester Community High Sch
1 Zebra Ln
ZIP: 46975
(574) 223-2176
High
Total Enrollment 532
Rochester Community Md Sch
650 Zebra Ln
ZIP: 46975
(574) 223-2280
Middle
Total Enrollment 408

Rochester Private Schools

Sunny Ridge School
2859 E 700 N
ZIP: 46975
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
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