Rochester, Washington 

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Population

2,923

+45.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.8%

Median Income

$59,334

Median Home Price

$317,100

Best Places to Live in Rochester, Washington

Capital city - West-central Washington at the south end of Puget Sound. July, August and September are the most pleasant months in Rochester, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Attractive setting
-Nearby national parks
-Educated population
Cons
-Cloudy, wet winters
-Cost of living
-Narrow job base

Local Listings in Rochester
 $429,900 
9844 173rd Ave SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1942 SqFt
 $679,900 
19617 Tall Firs Ln SW
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 3502 SqFt
 $379,900 
8826 James Rd SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1552 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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rochester jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Rochester's cost of living is 7.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Rochester's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
July, August and September are the most pleasant months in Rochester, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

POPULATION
Rochester's population is 2,923 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 45.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Rochester is $317,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.6%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Rochester

It's a good time to buy in Rochester. Home Appreciation is up 9.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Rochester Real Estate

The median home price in Rochester is $317,100. 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

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NEW LISTINGS IN ROCHESTER
$429,900
9844 173rd Ave SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$679,900
19617 Tall Firs Ln SW
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$379,900
8826 James Rd SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$270,000
5038 186th Ln SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$345,000
9515 181st Way SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$387,500
6216 196th Ave SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$349,900
6142 189th Loop SW
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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