Rochester, MN Population

By | June 19, 2019

Population: 85,806. Estimated population in July 2020: 94,950 (+10.7% change)
Males: 41,720 (48.6%), Females: 44,086 (51.4%)

Olmsted County

Zip codes: 55901, 55902, 55904, 55906.

Median resident age: 34.3 years
Median household income: $49,090
Median house value: $114,400

Races in Rochester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.8%)
  • Black (3.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Other Asian (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • Vietnamese (0.8%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (35.6%), Norwegian (17.2%), Irish (11.8%), English (8.2%), Swedish (5.0%), United States (3.8%).

Land area: 39.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rochester

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester city

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

10.0% Foreign born (4.5% Asia, 2.0% Africa, 1.9% Europe, 1.2% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +13,886 (+19.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Rochester:

  • MAYO PSYCHIATRY & PSYCHOLOGY TRTMT CTR (200 FIRST ST SW)
  • OLMSTED MEDICAL CENTER (1650 4TH STREET SE)
  • ROCHESTER METHODIST HOSPITAL (201 W CENTER ST)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (1216 2ND ST SW)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rochester:

  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 9 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; Abbreviation: RST)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 78 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 84 miles; MASON CITY, IA; Abbreviation: MCW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Rochester:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Rochester:

  • ROCHESTER COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,368; Location: 851 30TH AVE SE; Public; Website: www.roch.edu/)
  • MAYO SCHOOL OF HEALTH RELATED SCIENCES (Full-time enrollment: 241; Location: 200 FIRST ST SW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mayo.edu/hrs/hrs.htm; Offers Master’s degree)
  • MAYO GRADUATE SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 206; Location: 200 1ST ST SW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mayo.edu/mgs/gs.html; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • MAYO MEDICAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 166; Location: 200 1ST ST SW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mayo.edu/mms/MMS_Home_Page.html)
  • MINNESOTA BIBLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 107; Location: 920 MAYOWOOD RD SW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mnbc.edu)
  • SISTER ROSALIND GEFRES SCHOOL OF PROF MASSAGE (Location: 300 ELTON HILLS DR NW; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rochester:

  • SAINT OLAF COLLEGE (about 57 miles; NORTHFIELD, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,968)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 57 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (about 58 miles; RIVER FALLS, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,491)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 68 miles; DECORAH, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,566)
  • INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,475)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 70 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)

Biggest public high schools in Rochester:

  • CENTURY SR. (Students: 1,824; Location: 2525 VIOLA ROAD N.E.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MAYO SR. (Students: 1,819; Location: 1420 SE. 11TH AVE.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • JOHN MARSHALL SR. (Students: 1,670; Location: 1510 NW. 14TH ST.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SUMMER ALC (Students: 185; Location: 2525 VIOLA RD. N.E.; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • STUDIO ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 707 1ST. AVE. N.E.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ROCHESTER OFF-CAMPUS CHARTER HIGH (Students: 114; Location: 1001 5TH ST. N.W.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ROCHESTER ALC (Students: 68; Location: 2525 VIOLA ROAD N.E.; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • ADULT DIPLOMA PROGRAM (Students: 57; Location: 700 RTH AVE S.E.; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • MANY RIVERS JUVENILE TREATMENT CNTR (Students: 36; Location: 2116 CAMPUS DRIVE S.E.; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • TRANSITION TO ADULT PROGRAM (Students: 23; Location: 334 16TH ST. S.W.; Grades: 12 – 12)

Private high schools in Rochester:

  • LOURDES HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 544; Location: 621 WEST CENTER STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 99; Location: 606 36TH AVE S E; Grades: KG – 12)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 77; Location: 4016 28TH STREET SE; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Rochester:

  • WILLOW CREEK MID. (Students: 1,076; Location: 2425 S.E. 11TH AVE.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JOHN ADAMS MID. (Students: 1,054; Location: 1525 NW. 31ST ST.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • KELLOGG MID. (Students: 1,034; Location: 503 N.E. 17TH ST.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BAMBER VALLEY EL. (Students: 909; Location: 2001 S.W. BAMBER VALLEY RD.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GAGE EL. (Students: 805; Location: 1300 N.W. 40TH ST.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SUNSET TERRACE EL. (Students: 712; Location: 1707 19TH AVE. N.W.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RIVERSIDE CENTRAL EL (Students: 560; Location: 506 S.E. 5TH AVE.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JEFFERSON EL. (Students: 505; Location: 1201 N.E. 10TH AVE.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FRANKLIN EL. (Students: 480; Location: 1801 S.E. 9TH AVE.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BISHOP EL. (Students: 473; Location: 406 N.W. 36TH AVE.; Grades: PK – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Rochester:

  • ST. FRANCIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 533; Location: 318 S.E. 11TH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PIUS X (Students: 486; Location: 1205 12 TH AVE N W; Grades: KG – 8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT (Students: 366; Location: 5455 50TH AV N W; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ROCHESTER CENTRAL LUTHERN SCH (Students: 357; Location: 2619 NINTH AVE NW; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 293; Location: 424 WEST CENTER STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SCHAEFFER ACADEMY (Students: 222; Location: 2700 SCHAEFFER LN NE; Grades: KG – 11)
  • ROCHESTER MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 174; Location: 400 5TH AVE SW; Grades: PK – 4)
  • RESURRECTION LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 4520 19TH AVE N W; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ROCHESTER PENTECOSTAL SCHOOL (Students: 22; Location: 420 N.E. 11TH AVE.; Grades: KG – 11)
  • GREENE VALLEY SEVENTH DAY ADVE (Students: 19; Location: 7240 DRESSER DR NE; Grades: 2 – 9)

Libraries

Libraries in Rochester:

  • ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,290,207; Location: 101 2ND STREET SE; 278,863 books; 13,172 audio materials; 8,894 video materials; 504 serial subscriptions)
  • SOUTHEASTERN LIBRARIES COOPERATING (Operating income: $2,480,853; Location: 2600 19TH STREET NW; 16,837 books; 352 audio materials; 34,585 video materials; 69 serial subscriptions)