Rochester, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rochester, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Rochester had a population of 3,859 as of July 1, 2016. Rochester ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rochester is located at latitude 42.7329 and longitude -88.2503 in Racine County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rochester (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Racine County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 768 feet.

The Village of Rochester (GNIS ID: 1584046) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rochester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rochester: Waukeeshah.

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Rochester, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,859
Population in Households 3,819
Population in Familes 3,290
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 221
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,409
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,055
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,056 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 352 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $254,801
Average Home Value $283,113


Median Household Income $71,179
Average Household Income $85,442
Per Capita Income $32,557
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.62%
Households 0.77% 0.59%
Families -0.21% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rochester, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 174 78th
Population Density1 # 640 17th
Diversity Index2 # 455 42nd
Median Household Income # 72 91st
Per Capita Income # 113 86th

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