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Overview

Introduction to Rochester, Michigan

Rochester, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 1 mile NE of Rochester Hills, Michigan and 24 miles N of Detroit, Michigan The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Detroit metropolitan area.

Rochester History

The Graham family was the first European settlers in this area. The city was named after Rochester, New York. In 1895, the population was 900. The city became an active industrial center with abundant waterpower from Clinton River and Paint Creek. The village of Rochester was formed on April 12, 1869 and Rochester was incorporated as a city in 1966.

Rochester and nearby Attractions

  • Rochester Hills Museum
  • Bloomer Park
  • Borden Park
  • Spencer Park
  • Municipal Park
  • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Things To Do In Rochester

The Rochester Parks department maintains seven parks in the city to serve the recreation needs of its people. You can visit the Farmer's Market, which opens every Saturday. There are also many theatres in the city.

Rochester Transportation

The nearest major airport is Oakland County International Airport.

Rochester Higher Education

Some of the colleges and universities in the area are Oakland University, University of Phoenix-Detroit Campus and Oakland Community College-Bloomfield Hills Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,969
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+6,700
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married55.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57.9%
Median Earnings25+$62,160
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,859
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,813

Wealth

Median Family Income$121,783
% Above Poverty Level95.1%
% Below Poverty Level4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$861
Median House Value$308,700

Ancestry

German23.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.3%
Irish13.7%
Italian12.7%
Polish11.5%
English10.6%
French Except Basque4.2%
Swedish3.3%
Scottish3%
Dutch2.5%
Finnish2.3%
Greek2.2%
Canadian2.2%
Norwegian1.8%
Russian1.4%
Hungarian1.4%
Ukrainian1.2%
Lithuanian1%
African0.9%
Czech0.9%
Belgian0.9%
Ethiopian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
New Zealand0.6%
Arab0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Croatian0.5%
US/American0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Rochester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48307, 48309, 48306
P.O. Box Zip Codes48308
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.68
Approximate Longitude-83.12

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)

StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDEARBORN
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn Hills22,342$64,569
Bloomfield Hills3,984$240,469
Pontiac59,920$34,102
Rochester Hills72,987$102,964
Troy82,982$106,282
Utica4,838$70,625

Rochester Public Libraries

Rochester Hills Public Library
500 OLDE TOWNE ROAD
Rochester, Michigan
(248) 656-2900

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Rochester Hospitals

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1101 W University Drive

Rochester Public Schools

Baldwin Elementary School
4325 Bannister Rd
ZIP: 48306
(248) 726-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Hugger Elementary School
5050 Sheldon Rd
ZIP: 48306
(248) 726-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Mcgregor Elementary School
1101 1st St
ZIP: 48307
(248) 726-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 450

Rochester Private Schools

Living Word Lutheran School
3838 N Rochester Rd
ZIP: 48306
Elementary
Total Enrollment 87
Oak Arbor Church School
495 Oak Arbor Cir W
ZIP: 48306
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
St John Lutheran School & Preschool
1011 W University Dr
ZIP: 48307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 181
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