Rochester, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 3,807 (58% urban, 42% rural).
Population change since 2000: +231.3%
Males: 1,877  (49.3%)
Females: 1,930  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

43.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53105, 53167, 53185.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,919 (it was $55,063 in 2000)
Rochester:

$69,919
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,196 (it was $21,609 in 2000)

Rochester village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $235,576 (it was $141,600 in 2000)
Rochester:

$235,576
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $203,384; detached houses: $212,866; townhouses or other attached units: $177,825; in 2-unit structures: $131,586; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,169; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,503; mobile homes: $44,711

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,122.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rochester: 96.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.3%
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  • Races in Rochester, WI (2010)
    • 3,52095.6%White alone
    • 1032.8%Hispanic
    • 210.6%Two or more races
    • 170.5%Asian alone
    • 100.3%American Indian alone
    • 60.2%Black alone
    • 50.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: German (56.4%), Norwegian (9.1%), European (6.7%), Polish (5.2%), Dutch (3.4%), English (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1912

Elevation: 777 feet

Land area: 0.49 square miles.

Population density: 7,821 people per square mile   (high).

Rochester, Wisconsin map

19 residents are foreign born

This village:

0.5%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,062 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,408 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waukesha, WI (18.6 miles , pop. 64,825).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (25.5 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (68.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Waterford, WI (1.3 miles ),
Browns Lake, WI (1.9 miles ),
Waterford North, WI (2.1 miles ),
Burlington, WI (2.3 miles ),
Dover, WI (2.3 miles ),
Eagle Lake, WI (2.3 miles ),
Norway, WI (2.5 miles ),
Tichigan, WI (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.74 N, Longitude: 88.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 262

Distribution of median household income in Rochester, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rochester, WI in 2017
Rochester satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $220,400
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $333,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $352,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $428,600
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $296,300
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $285,600
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $325,500
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $353,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Rochester, WI residents
Average permit cost in Rochester, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in Rochester, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Machinery (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.1%)
  • Machinery (7.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Rochester, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)

Average climate in Rochester, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 81.7. This is about average.

City:

81.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.394. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.394
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.41
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.0169. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0169
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Rochester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Rochester village center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 29.0 miles away from the village center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rochester-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 297.2 miles away from Rochester center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.1 miles away from Rochester center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 271.7 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 329.6 miles away from Rochester center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 295.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 250.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Racine County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rochester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rochester:

  • LAKEVIEW SPECIALTY HOSPITAL AND REHAB CENTER (Hospital, about 3 miles away; WATERFORD, WI)
  • MIDWEST REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WATERFORD, WI)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHAB-BURLINGTON (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BURLINGTON, WI)
  • MOUNT CARMEL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BURLINGTON, WI)
  • AURORA MEMORIAL HSPTL BURLINGTON Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; BURLINGTON, WI)
  • SOUTHERN WI CTR FDD (Hospital, about 8 miles away; UNION GROVE, WI)
  • WI VETERANS HOME-BOLAND HALL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; UNION GROVE, WI)

Airports located in Rochester:

Amtrak station near Rochester:

  • 17 miles: STURTEVANT (2904 WISCONSIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • Carroll University (about 19 miles; Waukesha, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,313)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (about 20 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,843)
  • Gateway Technical College (about 22 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 5,089)
  • Carthage College (about 23 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,130)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 23 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • Marquette University (about 26 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (about 26 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 13,156)

Library in Rochester:

  • ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $149,529; Location: 208 W. SPRING ST.; 17,548 books; 8,805 e-books; 4,510 audio materials; 2,358 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Birthplace of: Ginger Beaumont - Baseball player.

Racine County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This village:

2.7 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

79.6%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

5.5%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
17 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
10 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Banks with branches in Rochester (2011 data):

  • Community State Bank: Rochester Branch at 201 West Main Street, branch established on 1983/04/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $276.3 mil, Deposits: $242.0 mil, headquarters in Union Grove, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Community State Bank Employee Stock Ownership Plan And Trust

For population 15 years and over in Rochester:

Marital status in Rochester, WI
  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Rochester:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rochester
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rochester, WI (based on Racine County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic43,33521
Mainline Protestant21,22448
Evangelical Protestant20,56479
Black Protestant3,52014
Orthodox2,0205
Other1,21310
None103,532-
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: 37
Here:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Racine County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Racine County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 125
This county:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Racine County:

28.0%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Racine County:

13.3%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rochester:

48.3%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Rochester:

45.4%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rochester:

22.6%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rochester:

9.4%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.7%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Rochester:

55.8%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Rochester:

78.9%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rochester, WI Residents
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 1$4,924$59,08816$3,379
Streets and Highways 1$4,184$50,2080$0
Financial Administration 1$3,029$36,3480$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 7$7,974
Totals for Government 3$12,137$48,54823$11,353

Rochester government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $442,000 ($116.10)
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000 ($8.14)
    General Public Buildings: $5,000 ($1.31)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($0.53)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $300,000 ($78.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $211,000 ($55.42)
    Regular Highways: $193,000 ($50.70)
    Central Staff Services: $168,000 ($44.13)
    Libraries: $155,000 ($40.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $149,000 ($39.14)
    Police Protection: $102,000 ($26.79)
    Natural Resources - Other: $44,000 ($11.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000 ($7.62)
    Health - Other: $27,000 ($7.09)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $26,000 ($6.83)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($5.52)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($3.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($2.36)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($2.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $63,000 ($16.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($1.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $54,000 ($14.18)

Rochester government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $264,000 ($69.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $201,000 ($52.80)
    Other: $9,000 ($2.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.53)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($1.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $56,000 ($14.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($6.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,000 ($1.84)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $188,000 ($49.38)
    Highways: $92,000 ($24.17)
    Other: $22,000 ($5.78)
  • Tax - Property: $743,000 ($195.17)
    Other License: $61,000 ($16.02)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $33,000 ($8.67)

Rochester government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,727,000 ($453.64)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,075,000 ($282.37)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $850,000 ($223.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $198,000 ($52.01)

Rochester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,364,000 ($358.29)

5.08% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

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 Milwaukee County, WI  1.33% ($51,548 average AGI)
from Kenosha County, WI  1.08% ($43,422)
from Waukesha County, WI  0.31% ($61,121)


5.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,313 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

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 Milwaukee County, WI  1.14% ($48,370 average AGI)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.78% ($43,226)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.40% ($69,082)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WOKY (920 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEMP (1250 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMCS (1290 AM; 5 kW; GREENFIELD, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rochester:

  • WKKV-FM (100.7 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVCY-FM (107.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WJZI (93.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WMYX-FM (99.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMIL-FM (106.1 FM; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTI-FM (94.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLTQ (97.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBSD (89.1 FM; BURLINGTON, WI; Owner: BURLINGTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WUWM (89.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WEZY (92.1 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: RACINE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WLKG (96.1 FM; LAKE GENEVA, WI; Owner: CTJ COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WXSS (103.7 FM; WAUWATOSA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKLH (96.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMWK (88.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLUM-FM (102.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WEXT (104.7 FM; STURTEVANT, WI; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWDV (96.9 FM; ZION, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WRIT-FM (95.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rochester:

  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WTMJ-TV (Channel 4; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTAS-LP (Channel 43; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WAUKESHA TOWER ASSOCIATES)
  • WVCY-TV (Channel 30; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WMKE-CA (Channel 7; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: KM LPTV OF MILWAUKEE, L.L.C.)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • Rochester, Wisconsin
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents13
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents19
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Wisconsin average
  • Fatal accident count4745
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents7255
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2040
  • Fatalities5295
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents11494
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents489
See more detailed statistics of Rochester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 282ft / 86.1mTotal length
  • 74,433Total average daily traffic
  • 3,396Total average daily truck traffic
  • 92,782Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rochester, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21960-1969
  • 41990-1999
  • 82000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rochester, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 31929 Academy Rd (Lat: 42.741694 Lon: -88.236750), Call Sign: KNFX429,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.000 MHz, Grant Date: 03/29/2012, Expiration Date: 06/15/2022, Registrant: Radio Communication Resources, 2507 S. Green Bay Road, Racine, WI 53406, Phone: (262) 554-7802, Email:
  • County Trunk F 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 42.741694 Lon: -88.236750), Call Sign: KSD507,
    Assigned Frequencies: 45.7200 MHz, Grant Date: 05/01/2012, Expiration Date: 07/01/2022, Registrant: City-County Communications, 2507 S. Green Bay Road, Racine, WI 53406, Phone: (262) 554-7802, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ML33XC026, 28622 Rowntree Lane (Lat: 42.733250 Lon: -88.203361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQRF408,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/01/2013, Expiration Date: 05/01/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:


FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rochester)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$111,1301$207,9809$175,7411$68,910
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$117,2700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$185,7300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$195,2100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0027.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$173,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0027.00

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

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of reported fires - 30 took place in 2014, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rochester, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (60.8%), and Outside Fires (24.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rochester, WI
    • 11060.8%Structure Fires
    • 4524.9%Outside Fires
    • 147.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 126.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rochester, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rochester, WI
  • 85.8%Utility gas
  • 5.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Electricity
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rochester, WI
  • 68.0%Utility gas
  • 30.2%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Rochester compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Robert M. Reavis (1)
  • Todd R. Nelson (1)
  • Jeff Hon (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2021.