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Rochester is a city in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community was named after Rochester, NY
The latitude of Rochester is 42.680N. The longitude is -83.133W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 751 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,021.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rochester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48307 ZIP code.
19% of Rochester residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rochester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rochester was $36,989, compared with $21,587 nationally.
52% of Rochester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rochester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $613. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,713.
Libraries in Rochester include Rochester Hills Public Library ... View libraries
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rochester political report.
The average commute time for Rochester workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 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 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Rochester include Royal Park Hotel.
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