Rochester, New York 

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Population

209,463

-1.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.2%

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Best Places to Live in Rochester, New York

Large city - Northwestern New York on Lake Ontario. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Rochester, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Rochester, NY Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Arts and culture
Education
Cost of housing
Cons
Employment declines
Clouds and rain
Snow

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.


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QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: New York
County: Monroe County
Metro Area: Rochester Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Rochester
Zip Codes: 14609, 14621, 14620, 14611, 14607, 14615, 14619, 14610, 14613, 14605, 14 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 547 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Rochester is 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rochester jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rochester's cost of living is 21.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Rochester's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Monroe county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Rochester's population is 209,463 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.2%. Learn More...

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

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rochester is Real Estate: $75,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -4.3%.

SCHOOLS
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 not a good time to buy in Rochester. Home Appreciation is down -4.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Rochester is $75,200.

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Reviews for Rochester   75 Reviews
If you think planet Hoth is a nice place to live. - 1/30/2021
Just moved out of rochester after being there 9 years. If you have a decent job lined up already and can afford to live in the east side suburbs thats your best bet. The... Read More

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I hated Rotten/Roachester NY - 11/8/2020
I’ve lived in Rochester my whole life until I couldn’t take it anymore so I moved. Rochester used to be a place of great opportunity, not anymore. The lack of jobs,... Read More

History and Beautiful City with Culture - 6/8/2020
I have lived in the Rochester city area for 8 years. Moved from Texas and I love it here. The large amount of snow is really a plus for me and it hasn't lost it's... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
14609, 14621, 14620, 14611, 14607, 14615, 14619, 14610, 14613, 14605, 14 total

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