Rochester, NH Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 28,461. Estimated population in July 2020: 30,004 (+5.4% change)
Males: 13,838 (48.6%), Females: 14,623 (51.4%)

Strafford County

Median resident age: 36.7 years
Median household income: $40,596
Median house value: $99,400

Races in Rochester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (19.8%), French (19.6%), Irish (19.0%), French Canadian (11.8%), German (7.0%), United States (6.6%).

Elevation: 232 feet

Land area: 45.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rochester

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester city

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

2.5% Foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.9% North America, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,739 (+6.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Rochester:

  • FRISBIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (11 WHITEHALL ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Rochester:

  • WENTWORTH-DOUGLASS HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; DOVER, NH)
  • HENRIETTA D GOODALL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; SANFORD, ME)
  • PORTSMOUTH REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rochester:

  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 20 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Abbreviation: PSM)
  • MANCHESTER (about 41 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Abbreviation: MHT)
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 52 miles; PORTLAND, ME; Abbreviation: PWM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rochester:

  • SKYHAVEN (about 5 miles; ROCHESTER, NH; Abbreviation: DAW)
  • LITTLEBROOK AIR PARK (about 19 miles; ELIOT, ME; Abbreviation: 3B4)
  • SANFORD REGIONAL (about 20 miles; SANFORD, ME; Abbreviation: SFM)
Amtrak stations near Rochester:

  • 10 miles: DOVER (33 CHESTNUT ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 12 miles: DURHAM (3 DEPOT RD.). Services: ticket office.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 12 miles; DURHAM, NH; Full-time enrollment: 12,586)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,388)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (about 37 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; Full-time enrollment: 3,251)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 38 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 43 miles; STANDISH, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,376)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 44 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,384)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; DANVERS, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,663)

Schools

Public high school in Rochester:

  • SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,626; Location: 130 WAKEFIELD ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Rochester:

  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 17 HEATON ST. PO BOX 328; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rochester:

  • ROCHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,133; Location: 47 BROCK ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MCCLELLAND SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 59 BROCK ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CHAMBERLAIN STREET SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 65 CHAMBERLAIN ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WILLIAM E. ALLEN SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 23 GRANITE ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SCHOOL STREET SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 13 SCHOOL ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MAPLE STREET SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 27 MAPLE ST; Grades: PK – 03)
Private primary/middle schools in Rochester:

  • ST ELIZABETH SETON SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 16 BRIDGE STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ROCHESTER CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 174; Location: 95 CHARLES STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • JACK AND JILL KINDERGARTEN (Students: 140; Location: 56 WHITEHALL ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 43; Location: BOX 1921; Grades: PK – KG)
  • EMMANUEL CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 21; Location: 24 EASTERN AVE PO BOX 1812; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Rochester:

  • ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $694,995; Location: 65 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 72,379 books; 1,897 audio materials; 3,951 video materials; 197 serial subscriptions)