Rochester, New York 

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Population

205,225

-1.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

9.8%

Median Income

$30,784

Median Home Price

$130,800

Median Age

31.7

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.3 / 3.9

summer / winter

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.
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: -21.6% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 547 ft above sea level

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Rochester, NY Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
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

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
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

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

POPULATION
Rochester's population is 205,225 people. Since 2020, 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: $130,800. 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



Best Places to Live in Rochester Rankings


Housing Market in Rochester

It's a good time to buy in Rochester. Home Appreciation is up 16.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Rochester is $130,800.
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Reviews for Rochester   77 Reviews
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

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"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

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

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