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Income/capita 16%
Household income 18%
Unemployment 29%
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IndexRochesterMinnesotaNational
Income per capita$34,718$33,225$29,829
Median household income$65,195$63,217$55,322
Median income owner occupied$81,064$77,618$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,368$34,348$35,192
Median earnings male$40,560$40,933$36,919
Median earnings female$32,371$29,114$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level10.7%10.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rochester is 16% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Rochester is 18% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rochester is 29% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rochester is 29% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $43,458$65,195$130,390
      City
      $42,140$63,217$126,434
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Rochester median earnings by income bracket

      Rochester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.1%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector12.4%1.3%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%2.4%
      Wholesale & retail services14.6%10.0%
      Public administration2.4%1.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.3%0.9%
      Education, health & social services31.2%61.7%
      Other23.0%17.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oronoco, MN1,532$108,12595.4%
      Byron, MN5,191$82,10948.4%
      Mantorville, MN1,098$71,25028.8%
      Kasson, MN6,143$68,19923.3%
      Eyota, MN2,073$66,76520.7%
      Rochester, MN111,396$65,19517.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Thunder Bay, ON111,499n/a 
      Clearwater, FL111,747$44,56919.4%
      Westminster, CO111,770$69,80526.2%
      Inglewood, CA111,012$44,37719.8%
      Fairfield, CA110,953$69,39625.4%
      Rochester, MN111,396$65,19517.8%
      Source: The Rochester, MN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).