For population 25 years and over in Rochester:
For population 15 years and over in Rochester town:
115 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.3% Asia, 0.3% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (9.7 miles , pop. 93,768).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (40.5 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (176.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: West Wareham, MA (2.1 miles ), Weweantic, MA (2.2 miles ), Marion Center, MA (2.4 miles ), Marion, MA (2.4 miles ), Wareham Center, MA (2.4 miles ), Acushnet, MA (2.5 miles ), Acushnet Center, MA (2.7 miles ), Wareham, MA (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 41.77 N, Longitude: 70.83 W
Area codes: 508, 774
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Rochester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 10 (10 officers).
Work and jobs in Rochester: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Rochester, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rochester-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Rochester town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.1 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Rochester-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from Rochester center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 22.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.5 miles away from Rochester center
On 1/10/1999 at 15:20:44, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.9 LG, Depth: 1.3 mi) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Joseph Bates (Adventist) - Sailor, Timothy Ruggles - Politician, Jonathan Haskell - Acting Adjutant General and acting Inspector General of the Army in 1796.
Hospitals/medical centers near Rochester:
located in Rochester:
Operable nuclear power plant near Rochester:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:
Public high school in Rochester:
See full list of schools located in Rochester, map of school districts: OLD ROCHESTER
Public elementary/middle school in Rochester:
Library in Rochester:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.54. This is about average. There were 44 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.4. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.65. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 21.7. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.416. This is worse than average. There were 44 monitors within city limits.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
Rochester compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Rochester (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Rochester town (based on Plymouth County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.75%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 85
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 139
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
Number of full-service restaurants: 361
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($60,926 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($402 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,677 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($247 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Rochester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rochester)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:6
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rochester)
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rochester)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 29 patent applications in 2008-2014.