Rochester, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2019: 3,440 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.3%
 
Males: 1,595  (46.4%)
Females: 1,845  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

40.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years

Zip codes: 15074.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $31,613 (it was $30,970 in 2000)
Rochester:

$31,613
PA:

$63,463

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,070 (it was $15,359 in 2000)

Rochester borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $78,634 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
Rochester:

$78,634
PA:

$192,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $196,762; detached houses: $204,888; townhouses or other attached units: $173,379; in 2-unit structures: $146,710; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $116,771; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $154,299; mobile homes: $46,404

Median gross rent in 2019: $628.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rochester: 89.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 29.8%
(31.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents, 0.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rochester, PA (2019)
    • 2,56973.3%White alone
    • 59216.9%Black alone
    • 1915.5%Two or more races
    • 1243.5%Hispanic
    • 200.6%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Rochester, Pennsylvania as of December 08, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rochester is 358 to 1.


Crime rates in Rochester by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(52.5)
3
(80.7)
2
(54.9)
1
(27.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(81.8)
2
(54.7)
6
(166.1)
2
(55.6)
9
(252.2)
7
(197.1)
5
(142.3)
9
(258.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(131.3)
5
(134.5)
6
(164.7)
7
(193.1)
0
(0.0)
6
(163.5)
7
(191.4)
10
(276.8)
9
(250.1)
4
(112.1)
1
(28.2)
1
(28.5)
3
(86.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(315.2)
13
(349.7)
11
(301.9)
16
(441.3)
3
(105.7)
22
(599.6)
9
(246.1)
53
(1,467)
19
(528.1)
4
(112.1)
4
(112.6)
8
(227.7)
10
(287.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
34
(893.1)
41
(1,103)
33
(905.6)
69
(1,903)
6
(211.3)
66
(1,799)
33
(902.4)
46
(1,273)
36
(1,001)
38
(1,065)
45
(1,267)
29
(825.3)
22
(632.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
176
(4,623)
214
(5,757)
149
(4,089)
261
(7,198)
69
(2,430)
231
(6,296)
207
(5,660)
231
(6,394)
200
(5,559)
129
(3,614)
153
(4,309)
131
(3,728)
111
(3,192)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(577.9)
23
(618.8)
18
(494.0)
15
(413.7)
4
(140.9)
8
(218.0)
5
(136.7)
18
(498.2)
3
(83.4)
8
(224.2)
5
(140.8)
3
(85.4)
9
(258.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(27.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.5)
1
(28.8)
City-Data.com crime index438.1531.9420.1622.4144.4684.1450.9894.0524.2494.8517.3381.6483.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Rochester, PA

Crime rate in Rochester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Pennsylvania average:

1.89
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Ancestries: German (14.5%), English (12.1%), American (8.0%), Irish (6.6%), Italian (5.5%), Czech (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/20/1849

Elevation: 860 feet

Land area: 0.59 square miles.

Population density: 5,880 people per square mile   (average).

Rochester, Pennsylvania map

85 residents are foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This borough:

2.5%
Pennsylvania:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,869 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,743 (2.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (24.2 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (275.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bridgewater borough, PA (0.8 miles ),
East Rochester borough, PA (0.9 miles ),
Monaca borough, PA (1.2 miles ),
Beaver borough, PA (1.2 miles ),
Fallston borough, PA (1.3 miles ),
Freedom borough, PA (1.5 miles ),
New Brighton borough, PA (1.6 miles ),
Patterson Heights borough, PA (1.8 miles )

Latitude: 40.70 N, Longitude: 80.28 W

Area codes: 724, 412

Distribution of median household income in Rochester, PA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rochester, PA in 2019
Rochester satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Pennsylvania:

6.1%
Historical population in Rochester, PA
Historical housing units in Rochester, PA
Most common industries in Rochester, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.6%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.9%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (16.8%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
  • Utilities (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Rochester, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)

Average climate in Rochester, Pennsylvania

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Rochester, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.9. This is about average.

City:

83.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.15. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.15
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.507. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.507
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.61
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00128. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00128
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Rochester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.8 miles away from the Rochester borough center killed 18 people and injured 310 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.3 miles away from the borough center injured 140 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rochester-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 54.8 miles away from Rochester center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 230.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 77.1 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 260.8 miles away from Rochester center
On 12/31/2011 at 20:05:01, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.7 miles away from Rochester center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 295.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Beaver County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Depressions: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rochester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rochester:

  • COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CTR (provides emergency services, 176 VIRGINIA AVE)
  • ROCHESTER MANOR (174 VIRGINIA AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Rochester:

  • ALLEGHENY VALLEY SCHOOL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; BEAVER, PA)
  • HERITAGE VALLEY BEAVER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BEAVER, PA)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL AT HERITAGE VALLEY (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BEAVER, PA)
  • MEDICAL CENTER, BEAVER, PA, TH (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BEAVER, PA)
  • ST GREGORY'S HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BEAVER, PA)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - FRIENDSHIP RIDGE (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; BEAVER, PA)
  • FRIENDSHIP RIDGE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BEAVER, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Rochester:

  • 10 miles: Beaver Valley 1 and 2 in Shippingport, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • Robert Morris University (about 14 miles; Moon Township, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,823)
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute (about 20 miles; Oakdale, PA; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Butler County Community College (about 22 miles; Butler, PA; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Community College of Allegheny County (about 23 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 13,486)
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division (about 24 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 11,040)
  • Point Park University (about 24 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 3,525)
  • Duquesne University (about 24 miles; Pittsburgh, PA; FT enrollment: 8,211)

Public high school in Rochester:

Private high school in Rochester:

  • SYLVANIA HILL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 23, Location: 567 PITTSBURGH RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rochester:

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Library in Rochester:

  • ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $89,786; Location: 252 ADAMS ST; 20,876 books; 658 audio materials; 360 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 50 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Rochester has a variety of trees. These include Palm Trees and Yellow Alaskan Mink Trees. We have cactus too. The average home value is not 54k but 123k. And I am black Hispanic who lives in a carboard box. Ps: I live with a Canadian/Russian immigrant. added by Bill

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rochester: Rochester Borough Hall (A), Rochester Public Library (B), Rochester Volunteer Fire Department Station 20 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Mark Vlasic - Football quarterback, Tony Dorsett - Football player, Gerald LaValle - Politician, Jack Veiock - Sportswriter, Joseph Henry Pendleton - Soilder, Lauryn Williams - Sprint athlete, Kris Griffin - Football player, Barney Cable - Basketball player, Derek Moye - Football player, Don Rader - Jazz trumpeter.

Beaver 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:

ST JOHNS BURRYS CH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-23-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2013), St Compliance achieved (SEP-23-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-23-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

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

  • UNIONVILLE UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 135, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW SEWICKLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHU (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

55.6%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

8.5%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
150 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
14 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Rochester in 2000:

  • 154 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Rochester (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Rochester Giant Eagle Branch at 111 Madison Street, branch established on 1992/08/03. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • The Huntington National Bank: Rochester Branch at 472 Adams Street, branch established on 1953/12/21. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Farmers Building and Savings Bank: Farmers Building And Savings Bank at 290 West Park, branch established on 1894/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $88.4 mil, Deposits: $74.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Rochester:

Marital status in Rochester, PA
  • Never married: 38.7%
  • Now married: 34.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
Pennsylvania average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rochester
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rochester, PA (based on Beaver County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic46,09622
Mainline Protestant23,93086
Evangelical Protestant11,39092
Black Protestant3,11715
Orthodox2,8349
Other1,3678
None81,805-
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: 35
Beaver County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Here:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
Here:

4.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Beaver County:

10.0%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.3%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Beaver County:

11.1%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
Pennsylvania:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Rochester:

30.2
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rochester:

21.8%
Pennsylvania:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rochester:

19.7%
State:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rochester:

40.9%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

52.9%
Pennsylvania:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.3%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rochester, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$33,174$66,3486$16,049
Other Government Administration 3$11,246$44,98410$4,515
Streets and Highways 3$11,749$46,9961$1,214
Police - Other 0$0 2$1,601
Totals for Government 12$56,170$56,17019$23,379

Rochester government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $857,000 ($249.13)
    Central Staff Services: $348,000 ($101.16)
    Regular Highways: $344,000 ($100.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $192,000 ($55.81)
    General - Other: $163,000 ($47.38)
    Sewerage: $94,000 ($27.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000 ($12.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $17,000 ($4.94)
    Libraries: $11,000 ($3.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($2.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $72,000 ($20.93)

Rochester government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $288,000 ($83.72)
    Other: $191,000 ($55.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($1.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $136,000 ($39.53)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $105,000 ($30.52)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($6.98)
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000 ($0.87)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($0.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $200,000 ($58.14)
  • Tax - Property: $1,187,000 ($345.06)
    Individual Income: $274,000 ($79.65)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $261,000 ($75.87)
    Public Utility License: $40,000 ($11.63)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $20,000 ($5.81)

Rochester government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,790,000 ($520.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,610,000 ($468.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $215,000 ($62.50)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,000 ($10.17)

Rochester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,400,000 ($406.98)

3.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,645 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.92%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Allegheny County, PA  1.49% ($50,004 average AGI)
from Butler County, PA  0.42% ($50,554)
from Lawrence County, PA  0.32% ($38,316)


4.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,135 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.45%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Allegheny County, PA  1.29% ($45,121 average AGI)
to Butler County, PA  0.35% ($58,841)
to Lawrence County, PA  0.33% ($37,282)
Businesses in Rochester, PA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Dairy Queen1Papa John's Pizza1
Goodwill2Pizza Hut1
Jones New York1Rite Aid1
KFC1UPS2
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WBVP (1230 AM; 1 kW; BEAVER FALLS, PA; Owner: IORIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPIT (730 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WKST (1200 AM; 5 kW; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBGG (970 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBZY (1280 AM; 5 kW; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKBN (570 AM; 5 kW; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWCS (540 AM; 5 kW; CANONSBURG, PA; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQV (1410 AM; 5 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CALVARY, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZUM (1590 AM; 4 kW; CARNEGIE, PA; Owner: HORVATH BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WAMO-FM (106.7 FM; BEAVER FALLS, PA; Owner: MCL/MCM-INC)
  • WOGF (104.3 FM; EAST LIVERPOOL, OH; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WLTJ (92.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPNT, INC.)
  • W298AE (107.5 FM; NEW BRIGHTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDVE (102.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSHH (99.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: RENDA B/CING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WJJJ (104.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZPT (100.7 FM; NEW KENSINGTON, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMXY (98.9 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WITX (90.9 FM; BEAVER FALLS, PA; Owner: BEAVER FALLS EDUC. B/C FOUNDATION)
  • WDSY-FM (107.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWSW-FM (94.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJST (92.1 FM; ELLWOOD CITY, PA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQED-FM (89.3 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WOGH (103.5 FM; BURGETTSTOWN, PA; Owner: KEYMARKET LICENSES, LLC)
  • WORD-FM (101.5 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WQXK (105.1 FM; SALEM, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBZZ (93.7 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHOT-FM (101.1 FM; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WXDX-FM (105.9 FM; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Rochester:

  • W66BQ (Channel 66; BEAVER, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWBP-LP (Channel 25; FREEDOM, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WPXI (Channel 11; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPXI-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KDKA-TV (Channel 2; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WKBN-TV (Channel 27; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WTOV-TV (Channel 9; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: WTOV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPGH-TV (Channel 53; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WPGH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBGN-LP (Channel 59; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: BRUNO GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPTG-LP (Channel 69; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WQEX (Channel 16; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WBPA-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WFMJ-TV (Channel 21; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: WFMJ TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W65CG (Channel 65; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W56CL (Channel 56; NEW CASTLE, PA; Owner: BRUNO-GOODWORTH NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQED (Channel 13; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WQED MULTIMEDIA)
  • WTAE-TV (Channel 4; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WTAE HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPCB-TV (Channel 40; GREENSBURG, PA; Owner: CORNERSTONE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W61CC (Channel 61; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: THE VIDEOHOUSE, INC.)
  • WYFX-LP (Channel 62; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF YOUNGSTOWN LICENSE LLC)
  • WIIC-LP (Channel 29; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • WCWB (Channel 22; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: WCWB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W25CI (Channel 25; STEUBENVILLE, OH; Owner: ABACUS TELEVISION)
  • W57BH (Channel 57; WEIRTON, WV; Owner: TURNPIKE TELEVISION)
  • WYTV (Channel 33; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF YOUNGSTOWN, LLC)
  • WNEO (Channel 45; ALLIANCE, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
Rochester fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Rochester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 249ft / 75.8mTotal length
  • $2,298,000Total costs
  • 119,334Total average daily traffic
  • 5,886Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Rochester, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 61980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rochester, PA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rochester)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Rochester, PA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rochester)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: CGS AVIATION SSC ULTRA (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 447 (40 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2483U, N2483U, N-2483U, Serial Number: H-SSCU-923-R447-TRI, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 08/25/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 10/06/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Michael A Depaolis, 555 Pittsburgh Rd, Rochester, PA 15074
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 346Y, N346Y, N-346Y, Serial Number: 2262, Certificate Issue Date: 02/10/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Charles J Mcgee, 471 New York Ave, Rochester, PA 15074
  • Aircraft: MCGEE CHARLES J QUICKSILVER MXL II S (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 547FM, N547FM, N-547FM, Serial Number: 1234CM5, Certificate Issue Date: 04/01/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Charles J Mcgee, 471 New York Ave, Rochester, PA 15074
  • Aircraft: RIMES HAROLD A CAPELLA XS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9669B, N9669B, N-9669B, Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 08/12/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Charles J Mcgee, 471 New York Ave, Rochester, PA 15074
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86035, N86035, N-86035, Serial Number: 11AC457, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): William T Jr Gordon, 418 Conn Ave, Rochester, PA 15074
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/12/2019
  • Aircraft: QUICKSILVER MXL II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 2 Cycle
    N-Number: 600JT, N600JT, N-600JT, Serial Number: 1234, Certificate Issue Date: 02/05/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Charles J Mcgee, 471 New York Ave, Rochester, PA 15074
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/14/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$60,5836$31,66720$71,75011$15,1821$130,0003$64,6670$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$46,0000$01$96,0001$6,0000$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$65,5002$77,00023$70,47813$9,3850$03$40,6671$94,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$52,66710$63,9005$50,4000$00$01$46,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$96,0000$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6021.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$47,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$68,0001$68,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6021.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rochester, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rochester, PA - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 42. The highest number of fire incidents - 100 took place in 2011, and the least - 2 in 2013. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Rochester, PA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (62.9%), and Outside Fires (16.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rochester, PA
    • 39662.9%Structure Fires
    • 10116.0%Outside Fires
    • 9114.4%Other
    • 426.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rochester, PA
Most common first names in Rochester, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13478.4 years
John12674.4 years
William8970.4 years
James8373.0 years
Robert7270.8 years
Charles7276.7 years
Joseph6077.6 years
George5573.5 years
Anna5481.8 years
Helen4778.4 years
Most common last names in Rochester, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2673.7 years
Davis2172.7 years
Miller1973.2 years
Frank1674.2 years
Anderson1575.7 years
White1571.9 years
Young1473.9 years
Gordon1281.0 years
Law1272.7 years
Martin1271.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rochester, PA
  • 92.7%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rochester, PA
  • 68.3%Utility gas
  • 30.3%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used


Rochester compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Rochester on our top lists:

  • #100 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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  • Michael Jerome Whipple (6)
  • Margaret H. Dunn (1)
  • Lorraine Burgess (1)
  • Jordan C. Lawrence (1)
  • Marla Burgess (1)
  • Raymond P. Burgess (1)

Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2021.