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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Rochester is a town in Indiana with a population of 6,059. Rochester is in Fulton County. Living in Rochester offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Rochester and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Rochester are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$84,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$637
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Rochester Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Rochester

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,451
National
$55,322

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Rochester Reviews

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I've lived in Rochester for my entire life all over town and in the country. I have never witnessed anything sketchy and my experiences have all been good! The variety of fast food we have is amazing, and we are now adding a sit-down restaurant near Walmart!
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I'm a current resident of Rochester, Indiana. I have lived here on and off for my entire life. It is an easy place to get around, has a few good places to eat, and a couple of great little shops. Family friendly, not much really happens.
Rochester is a small town that is good for people who are wanting to retire. We have a great lake that a lot of people enjoy in the summer. It's a very small community. The one thing I would like to see change is more jobs. You usually have to go to Warsaw to find a decent paying job.