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Population in 2012: 325 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.0%
 

Males: 153  (47.1%)
Females: 172  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  41.0 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79544.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,601 (it was $20,357 in 2000)
Rochester:

$24,601
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,101

Rochester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $20,793 (it was $15,900 in 2000)
Rochester:

$20,793
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $35,194; Detached houses: $37,647; Townhouses or other attached units: $23,040; Mobile homes: $12,800

Median gross rent in 2012: $425.

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  • White alone - 181 (55.9%)
  • Hispanic - 121 (37.3%)
  • Black alone - 20 (6.2%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rochester: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (18.2%), German (13.0%), English (6.3%), United States (4.6%), French (2.8%), Dutch (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1595 feet

Land area: 0.35 square miles.

Population density: 925 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 63.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester town:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 58.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

10 residents are foreign born (3.6% North America).

This town:  3.6%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Rochester, Texas as of September 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rochester to the number of sex offenders is 163 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,083 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $265 (1.4%)

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.6%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -76 (-16.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Rochester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 112% 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 slightly below Texas state average. It is 96% 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 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from Rochester center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

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/medical centers near Rochester:

  • HASKELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; HASKELL, TX)
  • HASKELL NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HASKELL, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Rochester, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 60 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,947)
  • Midwestern State University (about 87 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • Texas Tech University (about 118 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 119 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • Cameron University (about 122 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 3,904)
  • Tarleton State University (about 123 miles; Stephenville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,579)
  • Weatherford College (about 127 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 2,623)

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Haskell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low 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 2009 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: 14.8%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.1% for Black residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 6.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rochester, TX

Rochester compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 above 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.


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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:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rochester town (based on Haskell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 107.78%
Here107.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents65.1%9.5%8.8%6.5%4.2%
Congregations37.9%3.4%17.2%10.3%6.9%
NameInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.7%1.6%1.5%0.8%0.3%
Congregations6.9%3.4%3.4%3.4%6.9%
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: 3
Haskell County:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

11.48 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Haskell County:

27.1%
State:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Haskell County:

15.2%
State:

15.7%

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
Other Government Administration 2$3,000$18,0000$0
Totals for Government 2$3,000$18,0000$0


7.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($22,978 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Texas average:

8.37%

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 Jones County, TX  0.86% ($19,063 average AGI)
from Taylor County, TX  0.70% ($22,462)


8.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.57%
Texas average:

7.44%

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 Taylor County, TX  1.44% ($27,926 average AGI)
to Jones County, TX  0.96% ($20,611)
to Knox County, TX  0.64% ($18,833)

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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