Rochester, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 6,105 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 
Males: 2,874  (47.1%)
Females: 3,231  (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 (it was $18,866 in 2000)

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 2009: 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 - 5,786 (92.5%)
  • Hispanic - 286 (4.6%)
  • Asian alone - 67 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 41 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 14 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rochester: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (24.4%), German (23.5%), English (8.8%), Irish (8.6%), French (3.6%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 779 feet

Land area: 4.56 square miles.

Population density: 1,340 people per square mile   (low).

Rochester,IN real estate house value index trend

Rochester, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester city:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

171 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 41 registered sex offenders living in Rochester, Indiana as of April 18, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rochester to the number of sex offenders is 151 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.06 N, Longitude: 86.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,415 (+22.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,179 (53.3%)

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
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Indiana:

6.1%

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%)

Work and jobs in Rochester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rochester, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Rochester 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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rochester topographic map

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

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 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

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)
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

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, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Rochester compared to Indiana state average:

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

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 (78%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.32%
Here: 34.3%
USA: 50.2%

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.
Indiana:

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

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Fulton County:

28.4%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.9%
State:

14.3%
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
Other Government Administration 2$7,981$47,8868$2,655
Police Protection - Officers 12$41,447$41,4470$0
Police - Other 5$11,047$26,5130$0
Firefighters 8$38,639$57,95925$5,945
Streets and Highways 4$9,663$28,9893$3,695
Sewerage 7$20,728$35,5340$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,505$42,0608$7,882
Water Supply 5$10,848$26,0350$0
Other and Unallocable 2$4,659$27,9540$0
Totals for Government 46$148,517$38,74444$20,177

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $892,000 ($146.11)
    Regular Highways: $648,000 ($106.14)
    Water Utilities: $615,000 ($100.74)
    Fire Protection: $437,000 ($71.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $343,000 ($56.18)
    Sewerage: $294,000 ($48.16)
    Central Staff Services: $271,000 ($44.39)
    General - Other: $150,000 ($24.57)
    Financial Administration: $72,000 ($11.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($0.66)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.16)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000 ($0.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($32.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $88,000 ($14.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $69,000 ($11.30)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($9.99)
    Fire Protection: $56,000 ($9.17)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($3.11)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($0.98)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,082,000 ($341.03)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $121,000 ($19.82)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $237,000 ($38.82)
    All Other: $165,000 ($27.03)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $516,000 ($84.52)
    Highways: $42,000 ($6.88)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $164,000 ($26.86)
    Interest Earnings: $72,000 ($11.79)
    Rents: $34,000 ($5.57)
    Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($0.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,933,000 ($316.63)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $332,000 ($54.38)
    Highways: $168,000 ($27.52)
    All Other: $8,000 ($1.31)
  • Tax - Property: $1,413,000 ($231.45)
    NEC: $32,000 ($5.24)
    Public Utilities: $19,000 ($3.11)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,420,000 ($396.40)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,287,000 ($702.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,032,000 ($660.44)
    Water Utilities: $2,180,000 ($357.08)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $255,000 ($41.77)
    Water Utilities: $240,000 ($39.31)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $91,000 ($14.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,829,000 ($299.59)

5.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, IN  0.62% ($26,367 average AGI)
from Kosciusko County, IN  0.56% ($32,386)
from Miami County, IN  0.43% ($34,500)


5.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Indiana average:

5.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kosciusko County, IN  0.73% ($27,138 average AGI)
to Marshall County, IN  0.58% ($32,717)
to Cass County, IN  0.57% ($22,200)

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: 47
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Indiana average:
  • Fatal accident count: 112
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 35
  • Fatalities: 122
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 280
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11
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&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

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)
  • Andrew J. Rausch (2)
  • Brandon H. Miller (1)
  • Jeffrey J. Smith (1)
  • Jason A. Woolever (1)
  • James B. Guthrie (1)

Total of 29 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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