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Rochester, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $133,000 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Rochester:

$133,000
New York:

$400,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,100 - $203,600

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $145,951
Here:

$145,951
State:

$476,719

Townhouses or other attached units: $295,121
Here:

$295,121
State:

$699,270

In 2-unit structures: $196,289
Here:

$196,289
State:

$713,077

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $412,367
Here:

$412,367
State:

$764,568

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $322,286
Here:

$322,286
State:

$912,009

Mobile homes: $48,925
Here:

$48,925
State:

$88,925

Total population: 209,983 (All urban)

Houses: 103,260 (92,415 occupied: 37,968 owner occupied, 54,447 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

46%

Housing density: 2,882 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2022: $247,097.

Median contract rent in 2022: $859 (lower quartile is $653, upper quartile is $1,134)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2022: $712


Median gross rent in Rochester, NY in 2022: $1,035

Housing units in Rochester with a mortgage: 22,719 (2,275 second mortgage, 160 home equity loan, 2,013 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,103

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $77,184

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $48,049

Median monthly housing costs: $987

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Rochester, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1938

Median year apartment built: 1946

Household type by relationship:

Households: 209,325
  • Male householders: 38,513 (19,434 living alone), Female householders: 53,902 (18,341 living alone)
  • 18,600 spouses (17,931 opposite-sex spouses), 9,634 unmarried partners, (8,542 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 54,250 children (52,332 natural, 477 adopted, 1,441 stepchildren), 7,665 grandchildren, 3,443 brothers or sisters, 2,179 parents, 266 foster children, 4,498 other relatives, 7,533 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 8,842

Size of family households: 20,679 2-persons, 10,595 3-persons, 7,893 4-persons, 3,487 5-persons, 1,200 6-persons, 610 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 37,775 1-person, 8,316 2-persons, 1,158 3-persons, 657 4-persons, 45 5-persons.

13,589 married couples with children.
22,167 single-parent households (2,936 men, 19,231 women).

80.2% of residents of Rochester speak English at home.
12.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 15,212 (7.3%)
(50.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

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
  • 490no bedroom
  • 8371 bedroom
  • 7,4882 bedrooms
  • 22,5043 bedrooms
  • 5,1744 bedrooms
  • 1,4755+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester, New York
  • 4,364no bedroom
  • 16,8711 bedroom
  • 16,9072 bedrooms
  • 13,0483 bedrooms
  • 2,5394 bedrooms
  • 7185+ 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
  • 3,613no vehicle
  • 16,4241 vehicle
  • 13,1302 vehicles
  • 3,8733 vehicles
  • 8074 vehicles
  • 1215+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rochester in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rochester in renter-occupied apartments
  • 15,253no vehicle
  • 27,7481 vehicle
  • 9,5782 vehicles
  • 1,3783 vehicles
  • 4454 vehicles
  • 455+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rochester, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rochester, New York
  • 4301 room
  • 1682 rooms
  • 7893 rooms
  • 2,7664 rooms
  • 6,6865 rooms
  • 10,6206 rooms
  • 7,7047 rooms
  • 4,2218 rooms
  • 4,5849+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester, New York
  • 3,9401 room
  • 4,1582 rooms
  • 10,7803 rooms
  • 11,6254 rooms
  • 8,2125 rooms
  • 7,7896 rooms
  • 4,3017 rooms
  • 2,0958 rooms
  • 1,5479+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2022 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 2022
  • 10,622Less than $10,000
  • 12,931$10,000 to $19,999
  • 11,133$20,000 to $29,999
  • 8,256$30,000 to $39,999
  • 9,325$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5,388$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8,459$60,000 to $74,999
  • 10,223$75,000 to $99,999
  • 5,610$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,202$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,182$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4,084$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2022 in Rochester, NY

  • Distribution of house value in Rochester, NY in 2022
  • 309Less than $10,000
  • 234$10,000 to $14,999
  • 124$15,000 to $19,999
  • 201$20,000 to $24,999
  • 109$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,703$30,000 to $34,999
  • 295$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,577$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,036$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,483$60,000 to $69,999
  • 1,557$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2,459$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,450$90,000 to $99,999
  • 4,120$100,000 to $124,999
  • 4,148$125,000 to $149,999
  • 4,520$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,904$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,418$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,814$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,019$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,139$400,000 to $499,999
  • 822$500,000 to $749,999
  • 470$750,000 to $999,999
  • 57$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in Rochester, NY

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rochester, NY in 2022
  • 211$150 to $199
  • 1,299$200 to $249
  • 2,830$250 to $299
  • 266$300 to $349
  • 851$350 to $399
  • 1,271$400 to $449
  • 630$450 to $499
  • 1,978$500 to $549
  • 1,291$550 to $599
  • 2,608$600 to $649
  • 3,115$650 to $699
  • 3,880$700 to $749
  • 3,258$750 to $799
  • 5,644$800 to $899
  • 6,832$900 to $999
  • 7,969$1,000 to $1,249
  • 4,482$1,250 to $1,499
  • 4,175$1,500 to $1,999
  • 529$2,000 to $2,499
  • 258$2,500 to $2,999
  • 263$3,000 to $3,499
  • 807No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2022

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.2%
Number of people working at home: 10,759 (11.5% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,141
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 6,899
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 18,106
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 23,323
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 12,324
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4,843
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 9,459
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,249
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,787
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 718
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,304
  • 90 or more minutes: 736
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Rochester

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 110,926 (78.5%)
  • Carpooled: 9,923 (7.0%)
  • Bus: 2,732 (1.9%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 208 (0.1%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 44 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 1,581 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 482 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 4,598 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 10,759 (7.6%)
Class of Workers in 2022
  • Unemployment by race in 2022
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 3.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 15.6%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 15.6%Males
  • 32.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 4.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 14.6%Males
  • 10.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 9.0%Males
  • 5.6%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
  • 8,3672010 or later
  • 2,6332000 to 2009
  • 2,5601990 to 1999
  • 3,8291980 to 1989
  • 1,7791970 to 1979
  • 2,882Before 1970
Ancestries in Rochester, NY

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 5,672 (5.0%)
  • Italian: 5,213 (4.6%)
  • Irish: 3,537 (3.1%)
  • German: 3,344 (3.0%)
  • English: 2,916 (2.6%)
  • African: 1,637 (1.5%)
  • Jamaican: 1,486 (1.3%)
  • European: 1,244 (1.1%)
  • Polish: 1,067 (0.9%)
  • Haitian: 814 (0.7%)
  • Scottish: 496 (0.4%)
  • Ukrainian: 491 (0.4%)
  • Somali: 417 (0.4%)
  • Ethiopian: 395 (0.4%)
  • Dutch: 341 (0.3%)
  • South African: 329 (0.3%)
  • Russian: 303 (0.3%)
  • Belizean: 273 (0.2%)
  • Ugandan: 257 (0.2%)
  • Nigerian: 226 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 220 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 215 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 196 (0.2%)
  • Guyanese: 192 (0.2%)
  • French: 163 (0.1%)
  • Cape Verdean: 161 (0.1%)
  • Arab: 158 (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 154 (0.1%)
  • British: 152 (0.1%)
  • Kenyan: 143 (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 139 (0.1%)
  • Yugoslavian: 134 (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 129 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 117 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 95 (0.08%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 95 (0.08%)
  • Swedish: 94 (0.08%)
  • Portuguese: 91 (0.08%)
  • Turkish: 87 (0.08%)
  • Norwegian: 84 (0.07%)
  • British West Indian: 82 (0.07%)
  • Romanian: 81 (0.07%)
  • Iranian: 81 (0.07%)
  • Hungarian: 70 (0.06%)
  • Croatian: 66 (0.06%)
  • Welsh: 63 (0.06%)
  • Lebanese: 62 (0.05%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 62 (0.05%)
  • Macedonian: 62 (0.05%)
  • Swiss: 53 (0.05%)
  • Moroccan: 49 (0.04%)
  • Ghanaian: 49 (0.04%)
  • Afghan: 48 (0.04%)
  • Egyptian: 46 (0.04%)
  • Iraqi: 46 (0.04%)
  • Serbian: 38 (0.03%)
  • Israeli: 31 (0.03%)
  • Armenian: 28 (0.02%)
  • Canadian: 26 (0.02%)
  • Danish: 24 (0.02%)
  • Austrian: 23 (0.02%)
  • Slovene: 20 (0.02%)
  • Slavic: 18 (0.02%)
  • Liberian: 18 (0.02%)
  • Icelander: 18 (0.02%)
  • Celtic: 16 (0.01%)
  • Bulgarian: 15 (0.01%)
  • Belgian: 14 (0.01%)
  • Czech: 14 (0.01%)
  • Finnish: 13 (0.01%)
  • Sudanese: 13 (0.01%)
  • Brazilian: 12 (0.01%)
  • New Zealander: 11 (0.01%)
  • Estonian: 10 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 10 (0.01%)
  • Barbadian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Albanian: 8 (0.01%)

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

Dominican Republic
Rochester:

10.1% (1,933)
New York:

11.1% (501,040)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Rochester:

7.7% (1,484)
New York:

9.1% (410,910)

Jamaica
Rochester:

7.0% (1,352)
New York:

5.0% (227,557)

Cuba
Rochester:

4.1% (779)
New York:

0.5% (23,242)

Haiti
Rochester:

3.9% (743)
New York:

2.8% (126,936)

Thailand
Rochester:

3.6% (684)
New York:

0.3% (14,037)

Nepal
Rochester:

3.3% (640)
New York:

0.4% (17,363)

Somalia
Rochester:

3.1% (590)
New York:

0.1% (3,340)

Mexico
Rochester:

2.4% (453)
New York:

4.8% (214,559)

Canada
Rochester:

2.3% (436)
New York:

1.3% (59,107)

India
Rochester:

2.2% (415)
New York:

3.5% (158,432)

Philippines
Rochester:

2.2% (414)
New York:

2.0% (91,070)

Ethiopia
Rochester:

2.1% (405)
New York:

0.1% (6,029)

Korea
Rochester:

1.7% (320)
New York:

1.8% (82,786)

Vietnam
Rochester:

1.6% (303)
New York:

0.6% (25,517)

Ukraine
Rochester:

1.6% (301)
New York:

1.7% (78,421)

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

  • This state: 142,752
  • Other state: 35,593
  • Northeast: 8,885
  • Midwest: 4,807
  • South: 18,170
  • West: 3,731

82.8% of Rochester residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41.7% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54.1% lived in New York.


Rochester:

82.8%
State average:

89.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 2,473
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 333
  • 5th and 6th grade: 571
  • 7th and 8th grade: 882
  • 9th grade: 1,100
  • 10th grade: 1,748
  • 11th grade: 1,514
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,854
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 20,597
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,758
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,430
  • Associate degree: 6,880
  • Bachelor's degree: 11,737
  • Master's degree: 5,146
  • Professional school degree: 1,649
  • Doctorate degree: 1,201
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 3,051
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 288
  • 5th and 6th grade: 282
  • 7th and 8th grade: 844
  • 9th grade: 418
  • 10th grade: 2,241
  • 11th grade: 1,352
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,581
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 21,819
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,516
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 8,227
  • Associate degree: 8,463
  • Bachelor's degree: 11,945
  • Master's degree: 7,350
  • Professional school degree: 1,169
  • Doctorate degree: 922
Educational Attainment for Females
Rochester marital status for males
Rochester marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 48,553
  • One, attached: 6,498
  • Two: 14,424
  • 3 or 4: 9,076
  • 5 to 9: 5,767
  • 10 to 19: 2,690
  • 20 to 49: 4,282
  • 50 or more: 11,426
  • Mobile homes: 277
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 267
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2022: 2.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2022: 3.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 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
  • 81.8%Utility gas
  • 13.2%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rochester, NY
  • 58.0%Utility gas
  • 33.7%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%No fuel used
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,632
Here:

8.7%
New York:

15.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,285
Here:

11.6%
New York:

15.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,204
Here:

50.3%
New York:

39.2%
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