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Rochester, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Rochester,NY index of house prices

Total population: 209,983 (All urban)

Houses: 99,879 (84,688 occupied: 28,800 owner occupied, 55,888 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

66%
State:

47%

Housing density: 2,787 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $123,696.

Median contract rent in 2016: $473 (lower quartile is $380, upper quartile is $571)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $799


Median gross rent in Rochester, NY in 2016: $553

Housing units in Rochester with a mortgage: 18,569 (649 second mortgage, 2,356 home equity loan, 75 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 10,231

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $63,204

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $40,878

Median monthly housing costs: $784


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Rochester, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $84,600 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Rochester:

$84,600
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,700 - $119,200

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $101,579
Here:

$101,579
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $170,824
Here:

$170,824
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $174,270
Here:

$174,270
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $250,022
Here:

$250,022
State:

$650,258

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $212,110
Here:

$212,110
State:

$816,667

Mobile homes: $40,260
Here:

$40,260
State:

$72,941
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1944

Household type by relationship:

Households: 208,886
  • In family households: 142,536 (11,656 male householders, 30,076 female householders)
    16,928 spouses, 60,986 children (58,570 natural, 621 adopted, 1,795 stepchildren), 6,879 grandchildren, 3,742 brothers or sisters, 2,886 parents, 4,474 other relatives, 4,909 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 56,828 (21,159 male householders (17,218 living alone)), 21,797 female householders (17,787 living alone)), 13,872 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,522

Size of family households: 17,743 2-persons, 10,238 3-persons, 7,426 4-persons, 3,664 5-persons, 1,789 6-persons, 872 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 35,005 1-person, 6,030 2-persons, 768 3-persons, 1,000 4-persons, 153 5-persons.

10,958 married couples with children.
30,271 single-parent households (2,251 men, 28,020 women).

79.2% of residents of Rochester speak English at home.
14.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 17,495 (8.4%)
(48.1% 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:

4.4
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 102no bedroom
  • 4241 bedroom
  • 5,6742 bedrooms
  • 15,7303 bedrooms
  • 6,0194 bedrooms
  • 8515+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population

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

  • 4,570no bedroom
  • 17,5091 bedroom
  • 15,8652 bedrooms
  • 12,1813 bedrooms
  • 4,8534 bedrooms
  • 9105+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 1,531no vehicle
  • 11,5681 vehicle
  • 11,9202 vehicles
  • 3,0753 vehicles
  • 2554 vehicles
  • 4515+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population

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

  • 20,875no vehicle
  • 24,4081 vehicle
  • 8,2582 vehicles
  • 1,7723 vehicles
  • 5024 vehicles
  • 735+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 691 room
  • 222 rooms
  • 1663 rooms
  • 1,5774 rooms
  • 3,9555 rooms
  • 9,3676 rooms
  • 6,6357 rooms
  • 3,7988 rooms
  • 3,2119+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population

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

  • 3,7791 room
  • 3,2272 rooms
  • 11,8443 rooms
  • 10,6724 rooms
  • 10,4795 rooms
  • 7,2786 rooms
  • 5,4477 rooms
  • 1,7278 rooms
  • 1,4359+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 15,535Less than $10,000
  • 7,712$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5,395$15,000 to $19,999
  • 5,597$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6,115$25,000 to $29,999
  • 4,603$30,000 to $34,999
  • 4,207$35,000 to $39,999
  • 3,413$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,963$45,000 to $49,999
  • 7,054$50,000 to $59,999
  • 6,021$60,000 to $74,999
  • 7,514$75,000 to $99,999
  • 3,055$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,491$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,022$150,000 to $199,999
  • 991$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Rochester, NY

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Rochester, NY
  • 442Less than $10,000
  • 155$10,000 to $14,999
  • 317$15,000 to $19,999
  • 463$20,000 to $24,999
  • 304$25,000 to $29,999
  • 679$30,000 to $34,999
  • 571$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,699$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2,954$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,655$60,000 to $69,999
  • 3,171$70,000 to $79,999
  • 2,152$80,000 to $89,999
  • 2,681$90,000 to $99,999
  • 4,361$100,000 to $124,999
  • 922$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,064$150,000 to $174,999
  • 388$175,000 to $199,999
  • 724$200,000 to $249,999
  • 884$250,000 to $299,999
  • 525$300,000 to $399,999
  • 253$400,000 to $499,999
  • 264$500,000 to $749,999
  • 63$750,000 to $999,999
  • 83$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 26$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Rochester, NY

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Rochester, NY
  • 142Less than $100
  • 303$100 to $149
  • 436$150 to $199
  • 2,523$200 to $249
  • 1,236$250 to $299
  • 897$300 to $349
  • 812$350 to $399
  • 3,249$400 to $449
  • 2,257$450 to $499
  • 3,509$500 to $549
  • 4,190$550 to $599
  • 5,321$600 to $649
  • 5,745$650 to $699
  • 5,390$700 to $749
  • 4,327$750 to $799
  • 6,332$800 to $899
  • 2,510$900 to $999
  • 3,260$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,214$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,105$1,500 to $1,999
  • 267$2,000 to $2,499
  • 56$2,500 to $2,999
  • 807No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 5,5422010 or later
  • 5,9642000 to 2009
  • 2,8781990 to 1999
  • 3,8291980 to 1989
  • 1,7791970 to 1979
  • 2,882Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Rochester population
Rochester commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 1,904
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 8,115
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 19,358
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 21,561
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 14,066
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 4,423
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 8,998
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,176
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 763
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,046
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,395
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,824
Rochester, NY Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 96.0%
Number of people working at home: 2,602 (2.9% of all workers)

Rochester mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 117,180 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 10,487 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 7,317 (5%)
  • Subway or elevated: 39 (0%)
  • Railroad: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 993 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 960 (1%)
  • Walked: 5,739 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 2,602 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Italian: 6,817
 Irish: 4,200
 American: 3,907
 German: 3,702
 African: 2,822
 Jamaican: 2,457
 English: 2,392
 Polish: 1,589
 European: 1,271
 French (except Basque): 722
 Ukrainian: 673
 Somali: 583
 Scottish: 508
 Dutch: 481
 Ethiopian: 462
 Greek: 432
 Haitian: 429
 Russian: 406
 Nigerian: 280
 Scotch-Irish: 275
 Eastern European: 250
 Guyanese: 239
 Turkish: 236
 French Canadian: 209
 Arab: 194
 Norwegian: 182
 West Indian: 176
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 170
 Lebanese: 139
 British: 132
 Danish: 125
 Barbadian: 115
 Moroccan: 114
 Northern European: 113
 Swedish: 109
 Liberian: 109
 Hungarian: 106
 Yugoslavian: 104
 British West Indian: 101
 Welsh: 98
 Portuguese: 88
 Canadian: 84
 Iranian: 78
 Sudanese: 74
 Scandinavian: 69
 Ghanaian: 61
 Macedonian: 60
 Romanian: 55
 Czech: 54
 Czechoslovakian: 52
 Austrian: 39
 Finnish: 38
 Croatian: 38
 Albanian: 36
 Syrian: 35
 New Zealander: 35
 Swiss: 33
 Latvian: 26
 Armenian: 25
 Kenyan: 25
 Slavic: 22
 Pennsylvania German: 19
 Lithuanian: 18
 Egyptian: 17
 Bahamian: 17
 Brazilian: 17
 Estonian: 14
 Slovak: 14
 Belizean: 13
 Cape Verdean: 8
 Belgian: 8
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 6
 Israeli: 5
 Bulgarian: 5
 Senegalese: 4
 Celtic: 3
 Slovene: 2

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

  • 12%Jamaica
  • 6%Dominican Republic
  • 6%Cuba
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Other South Central Asia
  • 4%Vietnam
  • 4%Ethiopia

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

  • This state: 140,727
  • Other state: 33,734
  • Northeast: 7,089
  • Midwest: 4,823
  • South: 19,525
  • West: 2,297

76% of Rochester residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in New York.

Rochester:

76.4%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,113
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 266
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,100
  • 7th and 8th grade: 760
  • 9th grade: 1,645
  • 10th grade: 3,212
  • 11th grade: 2,773
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,017
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 17,855
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,314
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,867
  • Associate degree: 5,596
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,690
  • Master's degree: 3,221
  • Professional school degree: 1,009
  • Doctorate degree: 1,000

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,512
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 435
  • 5th and 6th grade: 705
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,737
  • 9th grade: 1,529
  • 10th grade: 3,189
  • 11th grade: 2,454
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 701
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 16,478
  • Less than 1 year of college: 6,501
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 9,533
  • Associate degree: 9,649
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,386
  • Master's degree: 4,911
  • Professional school degree: 804
  • Doctorate degree: 907

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.7%Males
  • 10.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 19.4%Males
  • 13.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 14.5%Males
  • 2.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 16.8%Males
  • 12.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 23.1%Males
  • 16.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 17.0%Males
  • 12.3%Females
Rochester marital status for males
Rochester marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 43,671
  • One, attached: 5,190
  • Two: 15,826
  • 3 or 4: 10,648
  • 5 to 9: 6,684
  • 10 to 19: 3,514
  • 20 to 49: 5,176
  • 50 or more: 9,027
  • Mobile homes: 143

Median worth of mobile homes: $80,403

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Rochester:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rochester
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (89.5%)
  • Electricity (5.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (73.7%)
  • Electricity (21.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,857
Here:

12.7%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 798
Here:

7.0%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,855
Here:

38.5%
New York:

34.3%

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)