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-Outdoor recreation
-Educated population


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What Bert Has To Say About Rochester Metro Area

Rochester is a mid-sized commercial and agricultural center with a diverse economy. But its biggest claim to fame is the renowned Mayo Clinic medical research and practice center, which covers some 18 city blocks in the downtown core. This is a major economic driver as well as a strong healthcare presence in the area. Mayo and its related facilities give Rochester the best healthcare statistics and rating in the country, and brings a strong educational presence as well.

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Quick Facts About Rochester

    The unemployment rate in Rochester is 2.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rochester jobs have Increased by 0.77 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Rochester's cost of living is 1.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Rochester's population is 112,225 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 58.63 percent.
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Rochester is $178,550. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.16%.
    Rochester public schools spend $12,776 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.7 students per teacher in Rochester.

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It's a good time to buy in Rochester. Home Appreciation is up 3.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Rochester Real Estate.
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Looks like I have to write something here prior to commenting on other people's posts, so here goes. Outside of climate, Rochester, MN is a great place to live. With a... (Read More)



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I am an upper 20-something, young married individual with no children and 2 small dogs. I grew up in a town of about 13,000 people in Iowa, went to college in a town of... (Read More)




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