Income/capita 29%
Household income 36%
Unemployment 69%
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IndexCentral Business DistrictRochesterNew York
Income per capita$21,261$19,830$34,212
Median household income$35,651$31,684$60,741
Median income owner occupied$0$52,896$83,277
Median income renter occupied$0$21,976$38,983
Median earnings male$25,254$25,675$40,464
Median earnings female$30,732$22,522$30,906
Unemployment rate1.5%8.1%4.8%
Poverty leveln/a32.8%15.5%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Central Business District is 29% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Central Business District is 36% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Central Business District is 69% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Central Business District is 100% lower than the national average

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      Central Business District median earnings by income bracket

      Central Business District employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.6%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector3.4%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services6.8%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services10.9%7.1%
      Public administration1.9%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%0.0%
      Education, health & social services30.0%48.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Pittsford, NY1,573$89,31861.5%
      Victor, NY2,767$79,10043.0%
      Fairport, NY5,372$69,63225.9%
      Spencerport, NY3,618$69,61225.8%
      Brighton, NY36,875$67,00221.1%
      Rochester, NY210,291$31,68442.7%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Modesto, CA208,512$50,9967.8%
      Spokane, WA212,078$43,27421.8%
      Oakville, ON212,353n/a 
      Birmingham, AL212,424$32,40441.4%
      Des Moines, IA212,859$48,08813.1%
      Rochester, NY210,291$31,68442.7%
      Source: The Central Business District, Rochester, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).