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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Rochester is a city in New York with a population of 209,463. Rochester is in Monroe County. Living in Rochester offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Rochester there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rochester and residents tend to be liberal.
About Rochester...
Population
209,463

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$79,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$807
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Rochester Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    452.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    14
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    248.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    567.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,544.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    275.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Rochester

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,347
National
$55,322
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Rochester Reviews

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I have lived in Rochester my whole life. Throughout the years I have moved around within this city to many different areas and suburbs and have loved every single one! This city is small enough to live a more suburban life, but big enough to never be bored. I currently live in the Park Ave area which is filled with amazing restaurants, coffee-shops and bars. I would definitely recommend living in this great city.
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Rochester has a diverse population, which brings about a diverse culture. There are hundreds of Asian, Asian fusion, Italian, Thai, Mexican, and BBQ restaurants. In addition, the nightlife is fantastic, with bowling, bars, lounges, bars with extensive game rooms, coffee shops, and music halls. Rochester also boasts a diverse living environment: the suburbs are only 10-15 minutes from downtown. Rochester offers 2 top engineering and science schools in the country, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester, as well as one of the top music schools in the world, Eastman School of Music. It is a fantastic place to live and go to school!
Corn Hill is the BEST place to live! Close to everything, yet a quiet, friendly neighborhood. We've lived all around the world and although sometimes we miss certain things about other countries, we always agree that this is the best place for our young family. Beautiful, friendly, and fun.