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"Lilac City"

Rochester is a city in Strafford County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named for the Earl of Rochester.

The latitude of Rochester is 43.304N. The longitude is -70.976W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 230 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,654.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$40,596
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rochester demographic reports
Rochester is on the Cocheco and Salmon Falls rivers.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 75. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lyndon Larouche, presidential candidate
Local festivals include:
  • Rochester Fair - Sept. 14-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rochester web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 81

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Rochester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Strafford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portsmouth-Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03839 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Rochester residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rochester ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rochester was $18,859, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Rochester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Rochester include Rochester Commercial and Industrial District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Rochester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $510.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,036.


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Libraries in Rochester include Rochester Public Library ... View libraries

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Strafford County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rochester political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Rochester workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rochester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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