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Home of the Mayo Clinic

Rochester is a city in Olmsted County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Rochester, NY.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Rochester. For links to other places called Rochester, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Rochester is 44.021N. The longitude is -92.469W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,024 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 92,507.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$49,090
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 Zumbro River.
The Mayo Clinic was born after a killer tornado in 1883 demonstrated the need for better health facilities. Dr. William Worrall Mayo and his two sons joined with the Sisters of St. Francis to start a hospital.
Public transportation: Rochester Public Transportation (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 257. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lea Thompson, actress
· Shjon Podein, hockey player
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Dunn Brothers, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Olmsted County Fair - July 30-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Winterfest - Feb. 2-11, 2007
  • Rochesterfest - June 16-24, 2007
  • World Festival - April 20-21, 2007
  • Greek Festival - Aug. 24-26, 2007
  • Bear Creek Traditonal Powwow - June 16-17, 2007
  • ARTStoberFEST - Oct. 1-31, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rochester web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Carley State Park, Silver Lake Park, Quarry Hill Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: Heritage House, Olmsted County History Center, Plummer House, Rochester Carillon, Mayowood Mansion
Colleges and universities: Winona State University, Saint Mary's Rochester Center, Rochester Community College, Mayo Graduate School, Minnesota Bible College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 58
Quotes:
Death of Hemingway. This has very much upset me?I am told now that his mind had been going and that he had been given shock treatments in Rochester.
-- Upstate
Edmund Wilson

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Neighborhoods in Rochester include Apple Hill, Baihly Meadows, Baihly Woodlands, Country Club Manor-East, East Side, Emerald Hills, Folwell, Foxcroft, Glendale, Golfview ... More neighborhood info

Neighborhoods in Rochester include Apple Hill, Baihly Meadows, Baihly Woodlands, Country Club Manor-East, East Side, Emerald Hills, Folwell, Foxcroft, Glendale, Golfview ... More neighborhood info

Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Rochester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Olmsted County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55901 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

29% of Rochester residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $24,811, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

38% 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 Mayowood Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Rochester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $524.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $951.


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Libraries in Rochester include Rochester - Main ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Rochester include Rochester Post-Bulletin

TV stations in Rochester include KTTC, KXLT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KLSE-FM., KMSE., KZSE.

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Olmsted County supported George W. Bush 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 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 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 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ Death of Hemingway. This has very much upset me?I am told now that his mind had been going and that he had been given shock treatments in Rochester. ”
~ Upstate
Edmund Wilson

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