Rochester demographics profile

StatisticRochesterMinnesotaNational
Population111,3965,450,868318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,0246291
Median age35.437.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%58%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%45%43%
Speak English83%89%79%
Speak Spanish4%4%13%
Rochester, MN has a population of 111,396 and is the 258th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,024 per sq mi which is 3171% higher than the Minnesota average and 2134% higher than the national average. The median age in Rochester is 35 which is approximately 6% lower than the Minnesota average of 38. In Rochester, 57% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 55% of Rochester residents were born in Minnesota, 30% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 13% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Rochester is 3171% higher than Minnesota.
  • The median age in Rochester is 6% lower than Minnesota.
  • In Rochester 81.34% of the population is White.
  • In Rochester 6.91% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Rochester 7.60% of the population is Asian.

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Rochester population breakdown by race

RaceRochesterMinnesotaNational
White81.34%84.34%73.35%
Black or African American6.91%5.70%12.63%
Asian7.60%4.53%5.22%
American Indian0.36%1.04%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.01%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race2.62%2.72%3.06%
Other race1.16%1.62%4.75%
In Rochester, 5.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Rochester, MN demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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