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Rochester, NY

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About Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY is located in Monroe County in the state of New York.

The total City Population for Rochester is about 211,100 with about 2,228 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 737,309.

The Average Home Value is $93,179, which is roughly 65% lower than the Average Home Value of $267,700 for the state of New York, and roughly 51% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $40,083, which is roughly 42% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $68,931 for the state of New York, and roughly 30% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Rochester Population 211,100
Average Home Value $93,179
Median Household Income $40,083
Median Age 32.9
Unemployment Rate 8.9%
Politics 58.86% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.30
Male Population Estimate: 48.5%
Female Population Estimate: 51.5%
Median Age: 32.9
Male Median Age: 21.2
Female Median Age: 22.6

Racial Demographic Estimates



Monroe County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Chuck Schumer
U.S. Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
Kathy Hochul
State governor
Kathy Hochul
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 58.86%
Republican: 37.98%
Other: 1.49%
Libertarian: 1.27%
Green: 0.4%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Rochester specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Monroe County: About 5.56546 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Monroe County: About 326.257 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Monroe County is about 29% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 12% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Rochester is about 8.9%.

New York is ranked #2 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 85.46 out of 100.

2nd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 69.89

The average living wage for the state of New York is $35.98/hr, while the states minimum wage is $12.50/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives New York a minimum wage score of 66.97 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $8.35/hr, which gives New York a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 57.2 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for New York is $250.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 50.49 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
New York does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
New York does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
New York does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
New York does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
New York does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
New York does provide some form of paid family leave.
New York does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X New York does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
New York does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
New York does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X New York does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
New York does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
New York does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
New York does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
New York does not have a "right-to-work" law.
New York does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
New York does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
New York does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
New York does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
New York does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 14602, 14603, 14604, 14605, 14606, 14607, 14608, 14609, 14610, 14611, 14612, 14613, 14614, 14615, 14617, 14619, 14620, 14621, 14627, 14638, 14639, 14642, 14643, 14644, 14646, 14647, 14649, 14650, 14651, 14653 (30 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 43.168000
Longitude: -77.616200
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Northeast
Average Elevation: 476.6 ft.
Area Code(s): 585