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Population in 2012: 6,183 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 

Males: 2,911  (47.1%)
Females: 3,272  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 46975.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,968 (it was $33,424 in 2000)
Rochester:

$29,968
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,620

Rochester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $85,015 (it was $68,400 in 2000)
Rochester:

$85,015
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $120,854; Detached houses: $130,993; Townhouses or other attached units: $112,470; In 2-unit structures: $162,796; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,432; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $144,774; Mobile homes: $22,205

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • White alone - 5,781 (93.2%)
  • Hispanic - 273 (4.4%)
  • Asian alone - 64 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 40 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 32 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rochester: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.8%), United States (20.8%), English (9.4%), Irish (8.9%), French (3.8%), Polish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 779 feet

Land area: 4.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,357 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester city:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 48.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

169 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe).

This city:  2.7%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 36 registered sex offenders living in Rochester, Indiana as of December 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rochester to the number of sex offenders is 172 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $679 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $724 (0.8%)

Rochester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Bend, IN (42.3 miles , pop. 107,789).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (56.3 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (93.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Macy, IN (2.9 miles ), Fulton, IN (2.9 miles ), Akron, IN (3.1 miles ), Kewanna, IN (3.3 miles ), Mentone, IN (3.4 miles ), Argos, IN (3.5 miles ), Burket, IN (3.7 miles) , Denver, IN (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 1998: 38 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2005: 27 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $229,800
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $124,600
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 41.06 N, Longitude: 86.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,390 (+22.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,171 (53.5%)

Area code: 574

Rochester household income distribution Rochester home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 16 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Indiana average:

1.74

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Rochester, Indiana accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -92 (-1.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Rochester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 184% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the Rochester city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/21/1951, a category F3 tornado 8.5 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rochester-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from Rochester center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fulton County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: John Chamberlain (sculptor) - Artist, Elmo Lincoln - Actor, Nicole Anderson - Child actor, Gene DeWeese - Science fiction writer.


Hospitals/medical centers in Rochester:

  • TRINITY HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, 114 E 10TH ST)
  • WOODLAWN HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 2316 E SR 14)
  • HOPE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 420 MAIN ST, PO BOX 621)
  • WOODLAWN HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Local, 1400 E 9TH ST)
  • HICKORY CREEK AT ROCHESTER (Nursing Home, 340 E 18TH ST)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF ROCHESTER (Nursing Home, 827 W 13TH ST)
  • ROCHESTER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 240 EAST 18TH STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Rochester, IN

Airports located in Rochester:


Local government website: www.rochester.in.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo (about 39 miles; Kokomo, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,468)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Northcentral (about 42 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 2,931)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 42 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 4,535)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 45 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 11,690)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 47 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,899)
  • Valparaiso University (about 52 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,607)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 52 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,761)

Public high schools in Rochester:

Private high school in Rochester:

  • LIVING FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 3048 S SOUTHWAY 31; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rochester:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rochester:

  • MT ZION PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 5387E 250S; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • SUNNY RIDGE SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 2875 E 700 N; Grades: 1 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Rochester, School District: ROCHESTER COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION

Library in Rochester:

  • FULTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,078,586; Location: 320 WEST 7TH STREET; 131,627 books; 8,075 audio materials; 17,860 video materials; 438 local licensed databases; 37 state licensed databases; 255 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Rochester: Rochester Fire Department (A), Rochester Library (B), Fulton County Courthouse (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (1), Citizens Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Lake Manitou (A), Colonial Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fulton County Historical Society (Museums; 37 East 375 North), Museum Rochester & Fulton County (37 East 375 North).

Hotels: Comfort Inn (289 McDonalds Dr), Comfort Inn Rochester (289 McDonald Drive), Rose Dale Motel (2147 Southway 31).

Courts: Fulton County - Circuit Court Ofcs (Court House Judge Mo), Fulton County - Superior Court Office (Court House Judge Street).

 
Fulton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.3. This is about average.
City:

30.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.65. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.65
U.S.:

9.59
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.4. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 21.7. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
City:

21.7
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.416. This is worse than average. There were 44 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.416
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.54. This is about average. There were 44 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.54
U.S.:

2.43

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rochester and their reported violations in the past:

QUICKS LANES (Population served: 158, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2003), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-06-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
ROCHESTER CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 83, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NEW LIFE CHURCH & SCHOOL (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
WHIPPOORWILL CHURCH (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 17 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
MT. ZION AMISH SCHOOL (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-07-2004)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TALMA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Address: 5662 River Street , Population served: 34, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 21 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
TALMA FASTENER CORP. (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.5%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rochester, IN

People in group quarters in Rochester in 2010:

  • 71 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 38 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
35 people in nursing homes in 2000
30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Rochester compared to Indiana state average:

Rochester, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Rochester (2011 data):

  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Rochester Branch at 729 Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01; Ninth Street Auto Branch at 520 East Ninth Street, branch established on 1971/08/18. Info updated 2009/09/21: Bank assets: $6,663.4 mil, Deposits: $5,754.9 mil, headquarters in Hamilton, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 101 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Bancorp
  • 1st Source Bank: Rochester Branch at 516 Main Street, branch established on 2002/06/14. Info updated 2008/06/16: Bank assets: $4,361.6 mil, Deposits: $3,520.6 mil, headquarters in South Bend, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Source Corporation
  • Lake City Bank: Rochester Branch at 507 East Ninth Street, branch established on 1995/11/24. Info updated 2006/05/11: Bank assets: $2,885.4 mil, Deposits: $2,413.2 mil, headquarters in Warsaw, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Lakeland Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Rochester Main Branch at 202 East Ninth Street, branch established on 1891/07/08. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • First Federal Savings Bank: at 301 East 9th Street, branch established on 1965/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $346.4 mil, Deposits: $255.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rochester, Indiana:

  • Comfort Inn, 289 Mcdonald Dr, Rochester, IN 46975 , Phone: (574) 223-7300, Fax: (574) 223-7300
  • Rose Dale Motel, R 1, Rochester, IN 46975 , Phone: (574) 223-3185
  • Super 8 Rochester, 209 Mcdonald Dr, Rochester, IN 46975 , Phone: (260) 244-8080, Fax: (260) 244-8080
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rochester, Indiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rochester travel time to work - commute


Rochester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Rochester city (based on Fulton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.32%
Here34.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents27.3%15.2%9.2%7.1%6.9%
Congregations35.0%5.0%5.0%5.0%2.5%
NameGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesLutheran ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)International Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents5.1%5.0%4.9%4.5%14.8%
Congregations5.0%2.5%7.5%2.5%30.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Fulton County:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Fulton County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

11.85 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Fulton County:

28.4%
State:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fulton County:

19.9%
State:

14.3%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,737$22,4220$0
Other Government Administration 3$10,138$40,5529$3,035
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,440
Police Protection - Officers 14$45,372$38,8900$0
Police - Other 6$12,093$24,1862$720
Firefighters 8$33,212$49,8181$272
Streets and Highways 7$13,269$22,7470$0
Sewerage 8$19,138$28,7071$1,094
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$2,544
Water Supply 5$13,592$32,6210$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,188$38,25612$6,545
Totals for Government 54$153,739$34,16428$16,650

Rochester government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $892,000 ($144.27)
    Regular Highways: $648,000 ($104.80)
    Water Utilities: $615,000 ($99.47)
    Fire Protection: $437,000 ($70.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $343,000 ($55.47)
    Sewerage: $294,000 ($47.55)
    Central Staff Services: $271,000 ($43.83)
    General - Other: $150,000 ($24.26)
    Financial Administration: $72,000 ($11.64)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($0.65)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.16)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($32.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $88,000 ($14.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $69,000 ($11.16)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($9.87)
    Fire Protection: $56,000 ($9.06)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($3.07)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($0.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,082,000 ($336.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $121,000 ($19.57)

Rochester government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $237,000 ($38.33)
    All Other: $165,000 ($26.69)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $516,000 ($83.45)
    Highways: $42,000 ($6.79)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $164,000 ($26.52)
    Interest Earnings: $72,000 ($11.64)
    Rents: $34,000 ($5.50)
    Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($0.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,933,000 ($312.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $332,000 ($53.70)
    Highways: $168,000 ($27.17)
    All Other: $8,000 ($1.29)
  • Tax - Property: $1,413,000 ($228.53)
    NEC: $32,000 ($5.18)
    Public Utilities: $19,000 ($3.07)

Rochester government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,420,000 ($391.40)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,287,000 ($693.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,032,000 ($652.11)
    Water Utilities: $2,180,000 ($352.58)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $255,000 ($41.24)
    Water Utilities: $240,000 ($38.82)

Rochester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $91,000 ($14.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,829,000 ($295.81)

6.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kosciusko County, IN  0.94% ($29,360 average AGI)
from Marshall County, IN  0.93% ($32,635)
from Cass County, IN  0.61% ($26,980)


7.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,613 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kosciusko County, IN  0.94% ($27,763 average AGI)
to Marshall County, IN  0.87% ($29,700)
to Miami County, IN  0.48% ($26,026)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDND (1620 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSBT (960 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WROI (92.1 FM; ROCHESTER, IN; Owner: BAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFRI (100.1 FM; WINAMAC, IN; Owner: PROGRESSIVE BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNDV-FM (92.9 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WARU-FM (101.9 FM; ROANN, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WHZR (103.7 FM; ROYAL CENTER, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP OF)
  • WLRX (95.7 FM; NAPPANEE, IN; Owner: TALKING STICK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHPZ (96.9 FM; BREMEN, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMYK (98.5 FM; PERU, IN; Owner: MIAMI COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZOC (94.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: PLYMOUTH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLHM (102.3 FM; LOGANSPORT, IN; Owner: LOGANSPORT RADIO CORP)
  • WKUZ (95.9 FM; WABASH, IN; Owner: UPPER WABASH BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLZQ (101.1 FM; SOUTH WHITLEY, IN; Owner: LARKO COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • W217AT (91.3 FM; PLYMOUTH, IN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Rochester:

  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rochester, Indiana:
  • Fatal accident count: 22
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 38
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 46
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 174
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 123
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 282
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Rochester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 23 meters (75ft)
Total average daily traffic: 29,114
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,210

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rochester)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rochester, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rochester)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rochester)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 84
  • Hazardous Condition: 22

Incident types - Rochester


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rochester, IN

Most common first names in Rochester, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert10572.0 years
Mary10480.6 years
Charles9176.4 years
William8876.2 years
John8274.7 years
James6971.0 years
George6177.5 years
Helen5280.8 years
Ruth5180.0 years
Donald4771.3 years
Most common last names in Rochester, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller6277.9 years
Smith6176.6 years
Johnson3775.9 years
Holloway2273.2 years
Wilson2280.8 years
Moore2279.1 years
Overmyer2181.1 years
Davis2175.4 years
Wagoner2175.3 years
Brown2170.1 years
Businesses in Rochester, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King1Sears1
CVS1Subway1
Comfort Inn1Super 81
Curves1Taco Bell1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
Fashion Bug1U-Haul1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
Goodwill2UPS1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1

Rochester on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Brandon Miller (6)
  • Jason M. Hudkins (4)
  • Andrew Rausch (4)
  • John M. Grooms (2)
  • Gerald William Beattie, Jr. (2)
  • Troy A. Elkenberry (1)
  • Brandon H. Miller (1)
  • Jeffrey J. Smith (1)
  • Jason A. Woolever (1)
  • James B. Guthrie (1)

Total of 27 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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