Rochester, NY 

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-3.9% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

88.6 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.3 / 3.9

summer / winter

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Rochester, NY

Rochester, New York is a vibrant city with plenty of attractions for everyone. Nature lovers can explore the scenic Genesee River or take a hike at Durand Eastman Park. History buffs should check out sites like the George Eastman Museum to learn more about the area's past. Sports fans can catch a game at Frontier Field, while foodies can sample all kinds of delicious eats throughout town. Shopping lovers should visit The Marketplace at Oxbridge or Pittsford Plaza for good deals on all kinds of items. With its rich culture and exciting activities, Rochester is an incredible place to visit! Large city - Northwestern New York on Lake Ontario.
State: New York
County: Monroe County
Metro Area: Rochester Metro Area
City: Rochester
Zip Codes: 14609, 14621, 14620, 14611, 14607, 14615, 14619, 14610, 14613, 14605, 14 total
Cost of Living: -11.4% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 547 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Rochester Metro Area

Rochester is an important industrial and research center and Great Lakes shipping port. Commercial and industrial activity has a strong science and technology presence, led by the Eastman Kodak Company but also including Xerox, Bausch & Lomb and even GM’s hydrogen power research labs. The scientific and industrial legacy has strengthened a set of excellent arts, cultural and educational assets including the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. Scientists, aspiring scientists and science buffs feel quite at home in the area.


The unemployment rate in Rochester is 9.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rochester jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Rochester's cost of living is 11.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Rochester's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Rochester, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Monroe county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 59.3% to 38.2%. More Voting Stats

Rochester's population is 211,100 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 1.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Rochester is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.9%.

Rochester public schools spend $26,442 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.9 students per teacher in Rochester. More Education

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Housing Market in Rochester

It's a good time to buy in Rochester. Home Appreciation is up 9.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Rochester is .

Reviews for Rochester   78 Reviews
It's not perfect, but we love it here - 12/28/2022
Rochester isn't perfect (I'll detail pros and cons), but it's certainly perfect for me and my husband. We've lived here for 4 years and are getting ready to purchase our... Read More

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Scenic city with lots to do - 11/11/2021
Rochester is a scenic city with so much to offer in terms of things to do and having 4 seasons, except the summer is more like a long spring!! It's a relatively unknown... Read More

"Rottenchester" lives up to it's nickname - 10/10/2021
The crime rate is out of control at least 1 homocide a week if not daily, the CIty government is corrupt-the Mayor recently resigned so she wouldn't go to prison and her... Read More

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