Rochester, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 155 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.7%
 
Males: 65  (42.2%)
Females: 90  (57.8%)
Median resident age:  54.4 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip code: 42273

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,564 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Rochester:

$32,564
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $32,408 (it was $36,708 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $55,228 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Rochester:

$55,228
KY:

$120,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $63,429; Detached houses: $79,138; Mobile homes: $11,031

Median gross rent in 2013: $916.

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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rochester: 86.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (21.0%), United States (19.4%), Irish (18.5%), Dutch (12.1%), Scotch-Irish (8.1%), German (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/02/1858

Elevation: 410 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 353 people per square mile   (very low).

Rochester, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester city:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 36.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 32.4%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $362 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $392 (0.8%)

Rochester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (39.8 miles , pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (73.2 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (323.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Beechmont, KY (2.8 miles ), Penrod, KY (2.9 miles ), Drakesboro, KY (2.9 miles ), Rockport, KY (3.2 miles ), Morgantown, KY (3.3 miles ), Dunmor, KY (3.3 miles ), McHenry, KY (3.4 miles ), Sugar Grove, KY (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 37.21 N, Longitude: 86.89 W

Area code: 270

Rochester household income distribution Rochester home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+8.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (26%)
  • Public administration (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (26%)
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Average climate in Rochester, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rochester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the Rochester city center injured 2 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.1 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rochester-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 75% 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 101.6 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 72.4 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 123.8 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 175.4 miles away from the city 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from Rochester center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 145.6 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 Butler County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rochester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rochester:

  • MORGANTOWN CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MORGANTOWN, KY)
  • BELLE MEADE HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)
  • BELLE MEADE HOME ICF (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-MAPLE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)
  • MUHLENBERG COMMUNITY HOSP HHA (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 28 miles; Bowling Green, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,794)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 29 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Madisonville Community College (about 36 miles; Madisonville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,082)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 40 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 54 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,621)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 63 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)

Public elementary/middle school in Rochester:

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Notable location: Rochester Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Butler County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 119. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

119
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 5.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.36
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 2.52. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.52
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2001 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.4%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.1%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Rochester compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Kentucky average:

12.3

Rochester travel time to work - commute Rochester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,25546
Other2301
Mainline Protestant1693
Catholic951
None3,941-
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: 7
Butler County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Butler County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Butler County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

31.3%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

22.0%
State:

15.9%
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

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($19.35)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($19.35)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.45)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($6.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($12.90)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,000 ($19.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($19.35)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($12.90)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $17,000 ($109.68)

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,764 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

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 Warren County, KY  1.46% ($30,145 average AGI)
from Ohio County, KY  0.54% ($30,217)
from Logan County, KY  0.31% ($35,231)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

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 Warren County, KY  1.87% ($24,538 average AGI)
to Ohio County, KY  0.47% ($29,550)
to Logan County, KY  0.33% ($33,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLBQ (1570 AM; 1 kW; MORGANTOWN, KY; Owner: BUTLER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNES (1050 AM; 1 kW; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRUS (610 AM; 2 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: LOGAN RADIO INCORPORATED)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WAIA (1600 AM; 1 kW; BEAVER DAM, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNTC (103.9 FM; DRAKESBORO, KY; Owner: NASHVILLE'S SPORTSRADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WXMZ (106.3 FM; HARTFORD, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKYA (105.5 FM; GREENVILLE, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCVK (90.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: BOWLING GREEN COMMTY. B/CSTG, INC.)
  • WBVR-FM (96.7 FM; AUBURN, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • W278AD (103.5 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WWHR (91.7 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • W203BI (88.5 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rochester:

  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WAZE-TV (Channel 19; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 354 New Cut Road North (Lat: 37.203611 Lon: -86.876583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN867
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Ronald R Smith, 354 New Cut Road North (Lat: 37.203611 Lon: -86.876583), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 73.2 m
    Registrant: 7035848665, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 1650 TYSONS BLVD., SUITE 1500
  • Ronald R Smith, 354 New Cut Road North (Lat: 37.203611 Lon: -86.876583), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 73.2 m
    Registrant: 7035848665, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 1650 TYSONS BLVD., SUITE 1500
  • Ronald R Smith, 354 New Cut Road North (Lat: 37.203611 Lon: -86.876583), Type: 77.7, Overall height: 73.2 m
    Registrant: 7035848665, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 8300 GREENSBORO DRIVE, SUITE 1200

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