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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.


Quick Facts About Rochester

    The unemployment rate in Rochester is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Rochester jobs have Decreased by 0.03 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Rochester's cost of living is 1.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Rochester's population is 106,903 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 16.83 percent.
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Rochester is $160,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.90 percent.
    Rochester public schools spend $10,752 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 18 students per teacher in Rochester.

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From the view of a Midwesterner
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)
Best of both worlds
I recently moved from Dallas, TX to Rochester, MN. It has been quite a shock to say the least. However, the cultural diversity despite the small town feel is great. ... (read more)
Minnesota Nice
I've been here for a couple years now for work. Like others have said it's great if you're married with kids. In my experience the people aren't that nice, they just... (read more)
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