Rochester employment information

IndexRochesterNew YorkNational
Income per capita$19,180$32,829$28,555
Median household income$30,784$58,687$53,482
Median income owner occupied$52,220$81,101$68,142
Median income renter occupied$20,991$37,422$33,219
Median earnings male$25,221$39,569$36,116
Median earnings female$22,041$30,512$25,692
Unemployment rate8.5%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level33.8%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Rochester is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Rochester is 42% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Rochester is 46% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Rochester is 117% higher than the national average.

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Rochester median earnings by income bracket

Rochester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.0%0.5%
Manufacturing sector14.2%0.1%
Financial & insurance services2.5%2.5%
Wholesale & retail services15.3%11.8%
Public administration2.8%2.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%1.7%
Education, health & social services21.4%46.9%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Pittsford, NY1,507$90,31369%
Victor, NY2,798$70,74432%
Honeoye Falls, NY2,707$69,00029%
Fairport, NY5,364$68,59128%
Spencerport, NY3,606$67,95527%
Rochester, NY210,461$30,78442%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Spokane, WA210,142$42,81420%
Richmond, VA211,063$41,33123%
Boise, ID211,655$49,2098%
Birmingham, AL211,705$31,21742%
San Bernardino, CA213,044$38,77428%
Rochester, NY210,461$30,78442%
Source: The Rochester, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.