Rochester, Washington 

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Population

2,062

65% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.1%

Median Income

$59,334

Avg. Home Price

$283,000

Best Places to Live in Rochester, Washington

Capital city - West-central Washington at the south end of Puget Sound
Pros
-Attractive setting
-Nearby national parks
-Educated population
Cons
-Cloudy, wet winters
-Cost of living
-Narrow job base

Local Listings in Rochester, WA
 $323,000 
17427 Sargent Rd SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 2223 SqFt
 $323,000 
17427 Sargent Rd SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 2223 SqFt
 $304,900 
8546 180th Way SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1833 SqFt
 $259,000 
5115 183rd Ln SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1364 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Olympia-Tumwater Metro Area

Olympia is one of the more attractive capital cities in the United States. While there is heavy industry to the north toward Tacoma, Olympia is a clean, mid-sized capital city with a distinctively Pacific Northwest small-town feel. Outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant; Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Washington coast are all within a day’s drive. Excellent city amenities and services are available in Seattle, although traffic can make the drive challenging.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Thurston County
Metro Area: Olympia-Tumwater Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Rochester
Zip Codes: 98579
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 100 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Rochester is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rochester jobs have increased by 2.48%. Learn More...

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rochester's cost of living is 14.70% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Rochester's Cost of Living

VOTING
Thurston county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Rochester's population is 2,062 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 64.96%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rochester is $283,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.62%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Rochester

SCHOOLS
Rochester public schools spend $9,698 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.9 students per teacher in Rochester. Learn More...


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Housing Market in Rochester

It's a good time to buy in Rochester. Home Appreciation is up 12.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Rochester Real Estate or Find top agents in Rochester

The median home price in Rochester is $283,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Rochester   1 Reviews
My Home - 2/25/2010
I live in a rural community just south of Olympia Washington called Rochester. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and boy what a difference. I love it... Read More

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ZIP CODES IN ROCHESTER, WASHINGTON
98579

NEW LISTINGS IN ROCHESTER WA
$323,000
17427 Sargent Rd SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$304,900
8546 180th Way SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$259,000
5115 183rd Ln SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$309,900
6318 201st Ave SW
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

$299,000
6102 189th Loop SW
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$319,900
18001 Barj Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

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