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Rochester, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $82,400 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Rochester:

$82,400
New York:

$314,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,800 - $120,800

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $100,992
Here:

$100,992
State:

$368,248

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,784
Here:

$222,784
State:

$609,493

In 2-unit structures: $155,344
Here:

$155,344
State:

$607,011

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $274,453
Here:

$274,453
State:

$737,380

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,882
Here:

$157,882
State:

$879,902

Rochester,NY index of house prices

Total population: 209,983 (All urban)

Houses: 104,723 (90,303 occupied: 34,279 owner occupied, 56,024 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

62%
State:

46%

Housing density: 2,922 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $248,055.

Median contract rent in 2017: $473 (lower quartile is $380, upper quartile is $571)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $705


Median gross rent in Rochester, NY in 2017: $553

Housing units in Rochester with a mortgage: 21,305 (278 second mortgage, 2,812 home equity loan, 46 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,974

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $61,875

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $45,628

Median monthly housing costs: $818


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Rochester, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1943

Household type by relationship:

Households: 208,049
  • In family households: 138,336 (13,958 male householders, 29,064 female householders)
    17,710 spouses, 59,540 children (58,269 natural, 530 adopted, 741 stepchildren), 5,114 grandchildren, 2,981 brothers or sisters, 1,918 parents, 3,214 other relatives, 4,837 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 59,871 (25,009 male householders (19,423 living alone)), 22,272 female householders (18,134 living alone)), 12,590 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,842

Size of family households: 18,919 2-persons, 10,475 3-persons, 7,955 4-persons, 2,759 5-persons, 2,034 6-persons, 880 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 37,557 1-person, 8,488 2-persons, 744 3-persons, 374 4-persons, 118 5-persons.

9,680 married couples with children.
28,197 single-parent households (2,156 men, 26,041 women).

79.7% of residents of Rochester speak English at home.
12.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (48% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (49% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 21,014 (10.1%)
(42.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rochester, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rochester, New York
  • 51no bedroom
  • 1,2161 bedroom
  • 6,6802 bedrooms
  • 18,0013 bedrooms
  • 6,9674 bedrooms
  • 1,3645+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester, New York
  • 4,557no bedroom
  • 18,9601 bedroom
  • 15,3452 bedrooms
  • 13,0203 bedrooms
  • 3,7184 bedrooms
  • 4245+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rochester in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rochester in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,835no vehicle
  • 14,6531 vehicle
  • 12,5832 vehicles
  • 3,3023 vehicles
  • 1,5584 vehicles
  • 3485+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rochester in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rochester in renter-occupied apartments
  • 20,092no vehicle
  • 25,6621 vehicle
  • 8,4852 vehicles
  • 1,1883 vehicles
  • 3724 vehicles
  • 2255+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rochester, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rochester, New York
  • 01 room
  • 762 rooms
  • 4023 rooms
  • 3,0724 rooms
  • 5,1895 rooms
  • 9,7766 rooms
  • 7,1507 rooms
  • 4,7918 rooms
  • 3,8239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester, New York
  • 3,0151 room
  • 4,2762 rooms
  • 13,1713 rooms
  • 11,2474 rooms
  • 9,2315 rooms
  • 8,8646 rooms
  • 3,3307 rooms
  • 2,0158 rooms
  • 8759+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Rochester, NY
  • Rochester, NY household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Rochester, NY in 2017
  • 13,907Less than $10,000
  • 16,017$10,000 to $19,999
  • 10,914$20,000 to $29,999
  • 9,291$30,000 to $39,999
  • 7,700$40,000 to $49,999
  • 7,458$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7,048$60,000 to $74,999
  • 7,014$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,724$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,334$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,507$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,389$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Rochester, NY

  • Distribution of house value in Rochester, NY in 2017
  • 141Less than $10,000
  • 64$10,000 to $14,999
  • 285$15,000 to $19,999
  • 581$20,000 to $24,999
  • 968$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,256$30,000 to $34,999
  • 527$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,497$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2,559$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5,111$60,000 to $69,999
  • 2,595$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2,356$80,000 to $89,999
  • 3,621$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3,775$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,735$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,109$150,000 to $174,999
  • 345$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,111$200,000 to $249,999
  • 748$250,000 to $299,999
  • 716$300,000 to $399,999
  • 470$400,000 to $499,999
  • 336$500,000 to $749,999
  • 288$750,000 to $999,999
  • 85$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Rochester, NY

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rochester, NY in 2017
  • 230Less than $100
  • 130$100 to $149
  • 311$150 to $199
  • 2,659$200 to $249
  • 1,188$250 to $299
  • 688$300 to $349
  • 1,679$350 to $399
  • 1,781$400 to $449
  • 2,448$450 to $499
  • 3,261$500 to $549
  • 3,642$550 to $599
  • 5,134$600 to $649
  • 3,979$650 to $699
  • 4,381$700 to $749
  • 5,034$750 to $799
  • 8,783$800 to $899
  • 3,121$900 to $999
  • 4,317$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,040$1,250 to $1,499
  • 984$1,500 to $1,999
  • 328$2,000 to $2,499
  • 33$2,500 to $2,999
  • 88$3,000 to $3,499
  • 97$3,500 or more
  • 688No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 95.4%
Number of people working at home: 3,653 (4.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,098
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 9,149
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 16,257
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 20,433
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 14,611
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 5,483
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 10,572
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 702
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 968
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,768
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,232
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,095
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rochester

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 122,277 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 12,051 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,516 (3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 19 (0%)
  • Railroad: 70 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,810 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 1,113 (1%)
  • Walked: 5,325 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 3,653 (2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.0%Males
  • 15.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 9.7%Males
  • 13.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.0%Males
  • 8.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • 15.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 18.7%Males
  • 16.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 15.4%Males
  • 12.2%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Rochester, New York
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Rochester, New York
  • 8,1712010 or later
  • 3,9182000 to 2009
  • 2,6371990 to 1999
  • 3,8291980 to 1989
  • 1,7791970 to 1979
  • 2,882Before 1970
Ancestries in Rochester, NY

First ancestries reported:

  • Italian: 6,549 (5.1%)
  • Irish: 4,042 (3.1%)
  • American: 3,777 (2.9%)
  • German: 3,270 (2.5%)
  • English: 2,297 (1.8%)
  • Jamaican: 2,184 (1.7%)
  • African: 2,047 (1.6%)
  • Polish: 1,382 (1.1%)
  • European: 1,346 (1.0%)
  • French: 821 (0.6%)
  • Ukrainian: 663 (0.5%)
  • Haitian: 640 (0.5%)
  • Somali: 509 (0.4%)
  • Dutch: 451 (0.4%)
  • Russian: 411 (0.3%)
  • Scottish: 403 (0.3%)
  • Greek: 343 (0.3%)
  • Ethiopian: 329 (0.3%)
  • Liberian: 327 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 309 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 249 (0.2%)
  • Nigerian: 243 (0.2%)
  • Guyanese: 242 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 235 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 228 (0.2%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 208 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 189 (0.1%)
  • Turkish: 148 (0.1%)
  • Barbadian: 142 (0.1%)
  • Lebanese: 132 (0.1%)
  • British: 131 (0.1%)
  • Arab: 129 (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 121 (0.09%)
  • British West Indian: 121 (0.09%)
  • Swedish: 107 (0.08%)
  • Canadian: 91 (0.07%)
  • Danish: 89 (0.07%)
  • Northern European: 87 (0.07%)
  • Iranian: 81 (0.06%)
  • Portuguese: 80 (0.06%)
  • Welsh: 76 (0.06%)
  • Albanian: 73 (0.06%)
  • Moroccan: 73 (0.06%)
  • Belgian: 72 (0.06%)
  • Hungarian: 72 (0.06%)
  • Macedonian: 69 (0.05%)
  • Scandinavian: 66 (0.05%)
  • Belizean: 66 (0.05%)
  • Sudanese: 57 (0.04%)
  • Romanian: 56 (0.04%)
  • Lithuanian: 51 (0.04%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 43 (0.03%)
  • Swiss: 40 (0.03%)
  • Croatian: 36 (0.03%)
  • Czech: 36 (0.03%)
  • Australian: 34 (0.03%)
  • Syrian: 32 (0.02%)
  • Kenyan: 32 (0.02%)
  • Ghanaian: 27 (0.02%)
  • Finnish: 26 (0.02%)
  • Egyptian: 23 (0.02%)
  • Armenian: 23 (0.02%)
  • New Zealander: 22 (0.02%)
  • Slavic: 21 (0.02%)
  • Brazilian: 21 (0.02%)
  • Israeli: 20 (0.02%)
  • Slovak: 17 (0.01%)
  • Austrian: 15 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 11 (0.01%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 11 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 10 (0.01%)
  • Bulgarian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Slovene: 7 (0.01%)
  • Bermudan: 7 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Jamaica
Rochester:

10.8% (1,987)
New York:

5.3% (236,229)

Cuba
Rochester:

7.6% (1,405)
New York:

0.6% (26,057)

Other South Central Asia
Rochester:

6.2% (1,136)
New York:

0.2% (8,626)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Rochester:

6.1% (1,127)
New York:

8.9% (401,276)

Dominican Republic
Rochester:

5.9% (1,088)
New York:

11.0% (494,465)

Nepal
Rochester:

3.5% (642)
New York:

0.3% (12,279)

Vietnam
Rochester:

2.6% (485)
New York:

0.5% (24,533)

Canada
Rochester:

2.6% (473)
New York:

1.3% (56,143)

Yemen
Rochester:

2.4% (441)
New York:

0.3% (15,264)

Korea
Rochester:

2.4% (434)
New York:

2.1% (94,619)

Thailand
Rochester:

2.3% (419)
New York:

0.3% (12,823)

Ethiopia
Rochester:

2.2% (402)
New York:

0.1% (5,654)

Haiti
Rochester:

2.1% (394)
New York:

2.9% (131,215)

Laos
Rochester:

2.1% (388)
New York:

0.1% (2,318)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 135,720
  • Other state: 37,203
  • Northeast: 8,754
  • Midwest: 5,960
  • South: 18,592
  • West: 3,897

78.0% of Rochester residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41.8% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46.1% lived in New York.


Rochester:

78.0%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,093
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 560
  • 5th and 6th grade: 540
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,139
  • 9th grade: 1,907
  • 10th grade: 2,396
  • 11th grade: 3,221
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,404
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 20,371
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,228
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 7,000
  • Associate degree: 5,668
  • Bachelor's degree: 10,885
  • Master's degree: 4,079
  • Professional school degree: 1,082
  • Doctorate degree: 674
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,726
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,186
  • 5th and 6th grade: 488
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,807
  • 9th grade: 2,454
  • 10th grade: 1,958
  • 11th grade: 4,106
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,395
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 17,771
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,984
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,671
  • Associate degree: 9,035
  • Bachelor's degree: 10,155
  • Master's degree: 7,013
  • Professional school degree: 1,231
  • Doctorate degree: 952
Educational Attainment for Females
Rochester marital status for males
Rochester marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 47,369
  • One, attached: 6,602
  • Two: 17,304
  • 3 or 4: 9,748
  • 5 to 9: 6,220
  • 10 to 19: 3,166
  • 20 to 49: 4,206
  • 50 or more: 9,689
  • Mobile homes: 419

Median worth of mobile homes: $188,875

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 2.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 2.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Rochester
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rochester, NY
  • 88.3%Utility gas
  • 6.4%Electricity
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rochester, NY
  • 73.5%Utility gas
  • 20.7%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,237
Here:

6.4%
New York:

13.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,430
Here:

14.4%
New York:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,170
Here:

45.6%
New York:

33.9%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability