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Population in 2012: 154 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.2%
 

Males: 71  (46.2%)
Females: 83  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  47.0 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip code: 42273

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,579 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Rochester:

$31,579
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,944

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,300 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
Rochester:

$45,300
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $59,988; Detached houses: $72,409; Mobile homes: $14,444

Median gross rent in 2012: $875.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rochester: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (21.2%), English (18.9%), Irish (15.2%), Dutch (9.8%), Scotch-Irish (9.1%), German (4.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/02/1858

Elevation: 410 feet

Land area: 0.44 square miles.

Population density: 351 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester city:

  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 31.5%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $371 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $345 (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+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (73.4 miles , pop. 545,524).

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.1%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+8.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (21%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (41%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Secondary school teachers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Customer service representatives (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Rochester-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 126% 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 significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.6 miles away from Rochester center
On 12/7/2000 at 14:08:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.3 MB, 4.0 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/2006 at 21:48:57, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.7 mi) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from Rochester center
On 6/5/2008 at 07:13:14, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Snow: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rochester topographic map

Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Rochester, KY

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • Western Kentucky University (about 29 miles; Bowling Green, KY; Full-time enrollment: 14,936)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 37 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,136)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 54 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,264)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 63 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 4,348)
  • University of Evansville (about 64 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,636)
  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 65 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; FT enrollment: 3,367)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Southwest (about 67 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,423)

Public elementary/middle school in Rochester:

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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
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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 2010 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


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.5%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rochester, KY

Rochester compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.44%
Here61.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents82.6%7.1%6.9%1.0%2.5%
Congregations51.9%11.5%21.2%1.9%13.5%
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: 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 2007)
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 ($19.48)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($19.48)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($6.49)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($6.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($12.99)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $3,000 ($19.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($19.48)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($12.99)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $17,000 ($110.39)

6.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

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 Warren County, KY  2.33% ($29,495 average AGI)
from Logan County, KY  0.40% ($22,556)
from Grayson County, KY  0.31% ($16,714)


6.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,020 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

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 Warren County, KY  2.49% ($21,232 average AGI)
to Ohio County, KY  0.73% ($28,970)
to Logan County, KY  0.29% ($25,538)

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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