Rochester, Indiana

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Population in 2017: 5,990 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 2,967  (49.5%)
Females: 3,023  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Indiana median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 46975.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,567 (it was $33,424 in 2000)
Rochester:

$43,567
IN:

$54,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,197 (it was $18,866 in 2000)

Rochester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $104,338 (it was $68,400 in 2000)
Rochester:

$104,338
IN:

$141,100

Median gross rent in 2017: $658.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rochester: 76.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.2%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.5% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Rochester, IN (2017)
    • 5,74492.9%White alone
    • 2123.4%Hispanic
    • 681.1%Two or more races
    • 430.7%Black alone
    • 340.6%American Indian alone
    • 160.3%Asian alone

Races in Rochester detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Rochester, Indiana as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rochester is 158 to 1.



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

1.76
Indiana average:

1.84
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Ancestries: American (28.1%), German (24.2%), English (9.1%), Irish (5.5%), French (4.6%), Polish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 779 feet

Land area: 4.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,314 people per square mile   (low).

Rochester, Indiana map

59 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Indiana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $602 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $769 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.06 N, Longitude: 86.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,503 (+24.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,450 (54.0%)

Area code: 574

Distribution of median household income in Rochester, IN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rochester, IN in 2017
Rochester satellite photo by USGS

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
Number of permits per 10,000 Rochester, IN residents
Average permit cost in Rochester, IN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Indiana:

3.9%
Historical population in Rochester, IN
Historical housing units in Rochester, IN
Most common industries in Rochester, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (11.2%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.0%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (15.0%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
  • Truck transportation (3.8%)
  • Utilities (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.5%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Rochester, IN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)

Average climate in Rochester, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rochester, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Rochester-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 91% 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 slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 201.4 miles away from Rochester center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 178.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 231.5 miles away from Rochester center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.7 miles away from Rochester center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.6 miles away from Rochester center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from Rochester center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fulton County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rochester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rochester:

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

Airports located in Rochester:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 42 miles; South Bend, IN; Full-time enrollment: 5,563)
  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 42 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 45 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana Wesleyan University (about 48 miles; Marion, IN; FT enrollment: 13,681)
  • Purdue University-North Central Campus (about 51 miles; Westville, IN; FT enrollment: 3,682)
  • Valparaiso University (about 52 miles; Valparaiso, IN; FT enrollment: 3,542)
  • University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne (about 54 miles; Fort Wayne, IN; FT enrollment: 2,075)

Public high school in Rochester:

  • MANCHESTER JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1 SQUIRE DR, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Rochester:

See full list of schools located in Rochester

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: John Chamberlain (sculptor) - Artist, Elmo Lincoln - Actor, Nicole Anderson - Child actor, Gene DeWeese - Science fiction writer.

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

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

ROCHESTER CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 99, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2007), St Boil Water Order (JUN-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-21-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2010)
NYONA LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rochester that have no violations reported:

  • RAMCO SUPPLY (Population served: 29, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Rochester:

Marital status in Rochester, IN
  • Never married: 27.4%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 20.1%

For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Indiana average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rochester
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rochester, IN (based on Fulton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,95827
Mainline Protestant2,94218
Catholic1,1282
Other11
None13,807-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

2.96 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

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

10.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.4%
State:

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

19.9%
Indiana:

14.3%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rochester:

51.9%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rochester:

49.3%
Indiana:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Indiana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.6%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.8%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rochester:

6.9
Indiana:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rochester:

36.1%
Indiana:

33.8%

General health condition:
This city:

57.6%
Indiana:

55.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Rochester:

77.5%
Indiana:

78.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rochester, IN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 12$41,447$41,4470$0
Firefighters 8$38,639$57,95925$5,945
Sewerage 7$20,728$35,5340$0
Police - Other 5$11,047$26,5130$0
Water Supply 5$10,848$26,0350$0
Streets and Highways 4$9,663$28,9893$3,695
Other Government Administration 2$7,981$47,8868$2,655
Other and Unallocable 2$4,659$27,9540$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,505$42,0608$7,882
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 46$148,517$38,74444$20,177

Rochester government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $127,000 ($21.20)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($0.67)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,292,000 ($215.69)
    Water Utilities: $1,242,000 ($207.35)
    Police Protection: $990,000 ($165.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $578,000 ($96.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $507,000 ($84.64)
    Central Staff Services: $294,000 ($49.08)
    Financial Administration: $110,000 ($18.36)
    Regular Highways: $63,000 ($10.52)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($5.18)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,000 ($8.35)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($4.17)
    Other - Regular Highways: $10,000 ($1.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $46,000 ($7.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000 ($3.67)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,986,000 ($331.55)

Rochester government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,570,000 ($262.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $323,000 ($53.92)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $751,000 ($125.38)
    Other: $205,000 ($34.22)
    Highways: $23,000 ($3.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $93,000 ($15.53)
    Donations From Private Sources: $14,000 ($2.34)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($1.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,502,000 ($250.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $601,000 ($100.33)
    General Local Government Support: $71,000 ($11.85)
    Other: $64,000 ($10.68)
  • Tax - Property: $2,177,000 ($363.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $32,000 ($5.34)
    Other License: $6,000 ($1.00)

Rochester government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,250,000 ($208.68)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $986,000 ($164.61)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $264,000 ($44.07)

Rochester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,077,000 ($179.80)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,909,000 ($819.53)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $149,000 ($24.87)
Businesses in Rochester, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Sears1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Comfort Inn1Super 81
Curves1Taco Bell1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
Fashion Bug1U-Haul1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
Ford1UPS1
Goodwill2Walgreens1
H&R Block1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kroger1

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)
Rochester fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Rochester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 29Number of bridges
  • 217ft / 66.4mTotal length
  • $852,000Total costs
  • 63,417Total average daily traffic
  • 10,603Total average daily truck traffic
  • 62,905Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rochester, IN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rochester, IN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rochester)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rochester, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (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: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rochester)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rochester)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 66. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 96 took place in 2009, and the least - 6 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Rochester, IN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (40.6%), and Outside Fires (39.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rochester, IN
    • 45740.6%Structure Fires
    • 44939.9%Outside Fires
    • 14312.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 776.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rochester, IN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rochester, Indiana:

  • Comfort Inn, 289 Mcdonald Dr, Rochester, Indiana 46975 , Phone: (574) 223-7300, Fax: (574) 223-7300
  • Super 8 Rochester, 209 Mcdonald Dr, Rochester, Indiana 46975 , Phone: (260) 244-8080, Fax: (260) 244-8080
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rochester, Indiana
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
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rochester, IN
  • 87.4%Utility gas
  • 8.2%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rochester, IN
  • 71.9%Utility gas
  • 28.1%Electricity


Rochester compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Rochester on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Brandon Miller (6)
  • Andrew Rausch (4)
  • Jason M. Hudkins (4)
  • John M. Grooms (3)
  • Andrew J. Rausch (3)
  • James B. Guthrie (2)
  • Gerald William Beattie, Jr. (2)
  • Melinda Sanders (2)
  • Jason A. Woolever (1)

Total of 40 patent applications in 2008-2020.