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Rochester, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Rochester,NY index of house prices

Total population: 209,983 (All urban)

Houses: 99,820 (89,003 occupied: 30,093 owner occupied, 54,853 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

65%
State:

47%

Housing density: 2,786 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $165,623.

Median contract rent in 2015: $473 (lower quartile is $380, upper quartile is $571)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $769


Median gross rent in Rochester, NY in 2015: $553

Housing units in Rochester with a mortgage: 22,537 (1,872 second mortgage, 2,226 home equity loan, 156 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,373

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $57,762

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $36,931

Median monthly housing costs: $802


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Rochester, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $76,900 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Rochester:

$76,900
New York:

$293,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,100 - $115,500

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $95,566
Here:

$95,566
State:

$344,789

Townhouses or other attached units: $191,512
Here:

$191,512
State:

$553,457

In 2-unit structures: $204,923
Here:

$204,923
State:

$524,046

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $193,553
Here:

$193,553
State:

$600,393

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $263,662
Here:

$263,662
State:

$779,069

Mobile homes: $76,027
Here:

$76,027
State:

$72,935
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1942

Household type by relationship:

Households: 210,306
  • In family households: 158,152 (22,212 male householders, 25,501 female householders)
    22,931 spouses, 67,002 children (63,247 natural, 1,665 adopted, 2,090 stepchildren), 5,904 grandchildren, 2,517 brothers or sisters, 1,707 parents, 3,749 other relatives, 6,629 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 52,154 (20,563 male householders (15,814 living alone)), 20,817 female householders (17,109 living alone)), 10,774 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,460 (3,934 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 17,087 2-persons, 12,437 3-persons, 9,427 4-persons, 4,979 5-persons, 2,391 6-persons, 1,392 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 32,923 1-person, 7,010 2-persons, 1,027 3-persons, 301 4-persons, 75 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

19,989 married couples with children.
33,021 single-parent households (3,495 men, 29,526 women).

82.2% of residents of Rochester speak English at home.
11.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (56% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 16,077 (7.3%)
(42.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

3.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Rochester, New York:

  • 100no bedroom
  • 1,0731 bedroom
  • 6,5612 bedrooms
  • 18,3193 bedrooms
  • 7,9864 bedrooms
  • 1,7385+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester, New York:

  • 4,695no bedroom
  • 18,0861 bedroom
  • 16,1112 bedrooms
  • 11,0273 bedrooms
  • 2,6514 bedrooms
  • 6565+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Rochester in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 2,701no vehicle
  • 15,0391 vehicle
  • 13,9752 vehicles
  • 3,2143 vehicles
  • 6074 vehicles
  • 2415+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population

Cars and other vehicles available in Rochester in renter-occupied apartments

  • 19,832no vehicle
  • 24,2931 vehicle
  • 7,3542 vehicles
  • 1,2043 vehicles
  • 2934 vehicles
  • 2505+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rochester, New York:

  • 481 room
  • 1672 rooms
  • 7413 rooms
  • 2,1754 rooms
  • 5,4475 rooms
  • 12,4416 rooms
  • 7,1937 rooms
  • 4,4138 rooms
  • 3,1529+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rochester, New York:

  • 3,5091 room
  • 5,1062 rooms
  • 12,4883 rooms
  • 10,5284 rooms
  • 9,0215 rooms
  • 7,4996 rooms
  • 2,9587 rooms
  • 1,2888 rooms
  • 8299+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population

Year house built

Median 2015 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 household income distribution

  • Rochester, NY household income distribution
  • 17,228Less than $10,000
  • 8,611$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8,483$15,000 to $19,999
  • 7,234$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6,337$25,000 to $29,999
  • 6,313$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4,962$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4,594$40,000 to $44,999
  • 3,816$45,000 to $49,999
  • 6,164$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,006$60,000 to $74,999
  • 5,202$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,030$100,000 to $124,999
  • 809$125,000 to $149,999
  • 607$150,000 to $199,999
  • 697$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Rochester, NY

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Rochester, NY
  • 244Less than $10,000
  • 71$10,000 to $14,999
  • 203$15,000 to $19,999
  • 301$20,000 to $24,999
  • 497$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,052$30,000 to $34,999
  • 715$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,954$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,076$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,794$60,000 to $69,999
  • 3,083$70,000 to $79,999
  • 3,022$80,000 to $89,999
  • 1,612$90,000 to $99,999
  • 3,137$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,896$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,130$150,000 to $174,999
  • 394$175,000 to $199,999
  • 903$200,000 to $249,999
  • 487$250,000 to $299,999
  • 673$300,000 to $399,999
  • 494$400,000 to $499,999
  • 290$500,000 to $749,999
  • 38$750,000 to $999,999
  • 27$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Rochester, NY

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Rochester, NY
  • 178Less than $100
  • 437$100 to $149
  • 1,018$150 to $199
  • 1,600$200 to $249
  • 1,051$250 to $299
  • 1,071$300 to $349
  • 1,318$350 to $399
  • 2,766$400 to $449
  • 3,149$450 to $499
  • 4,429$500 to $549
  • 4,666$550 to $599
  • 4,687$600 to $649
  • 5,328$650 to $699
  • 4,202$700 to $749
  • 4,243$750 to $799
  • 5,697$800 to $899
  • 3,317$900 to $999
  • 2,577$1,000 to $1,249
  • 825$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,080$1,500 to $1,999
  • 208$2,000 to $2,499
  • 40$2,500 to $2,999
  • 88$3,000 to $3,499
  • 878No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 4,6951995 to March 2000
  • 2,8921990 to 1994
  • 2,0591985 to 1989
  • 1,7701980 to 1984
  • 1,0281975 to 1979
  • 7511970 to 1974
  • 8101965 to 1969
  • 2,072Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population
Rochester commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 2,605
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 10,657
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 18,860
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 20,320
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 16,079
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4,082
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,511
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 777
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 974
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 2,032
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,340
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,182
Rochester, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.5%
Number of people working at home: 2,048 (2.3% of all workers)

Rochester mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 62,256 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 10,823 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6,908 (8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 51 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 23 (0%)
  • Railroad: 16 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 272 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 90 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 470 (1%)
  • Walked: 5,812 (6%)
  • Other means: 687 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,048 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 94,796
 Italian: 18,983
 German: 15,711
 Irish: 13,337
 English: 7,556
 United States or American: 4,837
 Polish: 4,313
 Subsaharan African:: 4,043
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 3,311
 African: 3,133
 French (except Basque): 2,334
 Jamaican: 2,221
 Dutch: 1,765
 Ukrainian: 1,757
 Scottish: 1,684
 Russian: 1,207
 French Canadian: 1,181
 European: 940
 Scotch-Irish: 817
 Arab:: 722
 Yugoslavian: 698
 Turkish: 585
 Swedish: 579
 British: 505
 Welsh: 471
 Greek: 464
 Ethiopian: 383
 Lithuanian: 340
 Hungarian: 321
 Haitian: 316
 Austrian: 314
 Canadian: 303
 Norwegian: 295
 Arab/Arabic: 269
 Lebanese: 255
 West Indian: 226
 Albanian: 211
 Belizean: 195
 Danish: 185
 Eastern European: 184
 Somalian: 171
 Swiss: 160
 Nigerian: 141
 Portuguese: 140
 Barbadian: 135
 Guyanese: 126
 Belgian: 120
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 104
 Macedonian: 103
 Romanian: 101
 Northern European: 92
 Czech: 88
 Brazilian: 78
 Celtic: 73
 Scandinavian: 72
 Croatian: 67
 British West Indian: 67
 Syrian: 64
 Slavic: 63
 Bulgarian: 63
 Czechoslovakian: 56
 Slovak: 55
 Egyptian: 53
 Iranian: 53
 Other Subsaharan African: 49
 Finnish: 44
 Ugandan: 42
 Afghan: 38
 Sudanese: 36
 Armenian: 36
 South African: 33
 Iraqi: 31
 Latvian: 31
 Palestinian: 29
 Pennsylvania German: 28
 Bahamian: 24
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 23
 Ghanian: 21
 Liberian: 19
 Serbian: 15
 Cape Verdean: 15
 Other Arab: 14
 Cypriot: 12
 Slovene: 12
 Estonian: 11
 Israeli: 11
 Moroccan: 7
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 6
 Alsatian: 6

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

  • 10%Jamaica
  • 6%Vietnam
  • 6%Cuba
  • 5%Canada
  • 5%Dominican Republic
  • 4%Ukraine
  • 4%Laos

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

  • This state: 151,247
  • Northeast: 8,598
  • Midwest: 6,056
  • South: 24,135
  • West: 2,708

47% of Rochester residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in New York.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,128
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 395
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,111
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,962
  • 9th grade: 2,314
  • 10th grade: 3,314
  • 11th grade: 2,902
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,272
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 17,458
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,363
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,834
  • Associate degree: 4,341
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,798
  • Master's degree: 3,340
  • Professional school degree: 978
  • Doctorate degree: 782

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,274
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 559
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,231
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,388
  • 9th grade: 2,602
  • 10th grade: 3,959
  • 11th grade: 3,653
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 3,732
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 20,550
  • Less than 1 year of college: 4,277
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 7,472
  • Associate degree: 5,893
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,306
  • Master's degree: 4,269
  • Professional school degree: 800
  • Doctorate degree: 450

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 5.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 16.7%Males
  • 12.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 22.4%Males
  • 23.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 17.8%Males
  • 13.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 14.5%Males
  • 13.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 13.4%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.8%Males
  • 13.9%Females
Rochester marital status for males
Rochester marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 42,811
  • One, attached: 4,560
  • Two: 19,752
  • 3 or 4: 11,428
  • 5 to 9: 6,346
  • 10 to 19: 3,161
  • 20 to 49: 3,484
  • 50 or more: 8,189
  • Mobile homes: 74
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

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:

  • 88.8%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 74.3%Utility gas
  • 18.3%Electricity
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,599
Here:

11.6%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,375
Here:

11.3%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,468
Here:

49.7%
New York:

38.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)