Rochester, Texas

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Population in 2013: 324 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.3%
 
Males: 137  (42.5%)
Females: 187  (57.5%)
Median resident age:  53.7 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79544.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,321 (it was $20,357 in 2000)
Rochester:

$25,321
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,478 (it was $12,912 in 2000)

Rochester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $23,041 (it was $15,900 in 2000)
Rochester:

$23,041
TX:

$132,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $196.

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  • Races in Rochester, TX (2010)

    Rochester races chart
    • 18155.9%White alone
    • 12137.3%Hispanic
    • 206.2%Black alone
    • 20.6%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rochester: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (20.7%), German (13.8%), United States (4.8%), English (3.4%), French (2.8%), Welsh (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1595 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 922 people per square mile   (low).

Rochester, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 64.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester town:

  • Never married: 16.6%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

1 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Rochester, Texas as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rochester to the number of sex offenders is 108 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,201 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $290 (1.5%)

Rochester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (60.4 miles , pop. 115,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (151.6 miles , pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (181.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: O'Brien, TX (2.1 miles) , Knox City, TX (2.7 miles ), Rule, TX (3.1 miles ), Weinert, TX (3.3 miles) , Haskell, TX (3.6 miles ), Munday, TX (4.0 miles ), Benjamin, TX (4.4 miles ), Sagerton, TX (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 33.31 N, Longitude: 99.86 W

Area code: 940

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

4.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -76 (-16.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)

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

Average climate in Rochester, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rochester-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 42% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the Rochester town center killed 17 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/26/1962, a category F4 tornado 11.2 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rochester-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 294.3 miles away from Rochester center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 200.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 225.4 miles away from Rochester center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 217.2 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 Haskell County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rochester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rochester:

  • HASKELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; HASKELL, TX)
  • HASKELL NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HASKELL, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 60 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Vernon College (about 67 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • Cisco College (about 81 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Midwestern State University (about 87 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 99 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Texas Tech University (about 119 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Howard College (about 119 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)

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

Haskell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.7%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.5% for Black residents, 42.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.6% for other race residents, 7.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.9%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Rochester compared to Texas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Texas average:

14.4

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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 town (based on Haskell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,92125
Catholic5771
Mainline Protestant5574
Other1-
None--
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: 3
Haskell County:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Haskell County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Haskell County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Haskell County:

27.1%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

15.7%
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$5,201$31,2060$0
Totals for Government 2$5,201$31,2060$0

8.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,539 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.49%
Texas average:

7.14%

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 Taylor County, TX  1.32% ($23,542 average AGI)
from Knox County, TX  0.88% ($29,125)
from Jones County, TX  0.61% ($37,636)


7.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,786 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
Texas average:

6.69%

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 Taylor County, TX  1.12% ($22,000 average AGI)
to Jones County, TX  0.67% ($30,000)
to Knox County, TX  0.56% ($27,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KVRP (1400 AM; 1 kW; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: ROLLINS PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rochester:

  • KVRP-FM (97.1 FM; HASKELL, TX; Owner: ROLLING PLAINS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KOES (106.9 FM; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: TEXAS GULFWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KCDD (103.7 FM; HAMLIN, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Rochester:

  • KIDT-LP (Channel 43; STAMFORD, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rochester)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ROCHESTER, 2.8 Mi Ene Of (Lat: 33.317583 Lon: -99.811472), Overall height: 71.9 m, Call Sign: WPY55
    Assigned Frequencies: 3770.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz, 3910.00 MHz... (+14 more)
    Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2002
    Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc, 2270 Lakeside Blvd 2865/642, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 656-5287, Fax: (972) 656-1622, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Service Call: 1
Most common first names in Rochester, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1279.3 years
John1078.1 years
William978.7 years
Ira585.0 years
Mary579.8 years
Myrtle488.3 years
Robert475.0 years
Arlis368.3 years
Henry377.0 years
Blanche386.7 years
Most common last names in Rochester, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Strickland973.9 years
Ballard778.7 years
Brown778.2 years
Goode678.0 years
Jones675.4 years
Corley575.8 years
Salinas568.6 years
Sarabia577.0 years
Hicks577.2 years
Speck574.6 years
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