Rochester, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rochester, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Rochester Census Designated Place had a population of 126 as of July 1, 2015. Rochester ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rochester is located at latitude 41.6741 and longitude -91.1443 in Cedar County. The formal boundaries for the Rochester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cedar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The Rochester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629971) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rochester Census Designated Place is located within Township of Rochester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cedar County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rochester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Rochester, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 126
Population in Households 125
Population in Familes 108
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 132
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 62 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $172,872


Median Household Income $71,370
Average Household Income $110,627
Per Capita Income $44,924
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.02% -0.64%
Households -0.65% -0.71%
Families 0.45% -0.47%
Median Household Income   4.19%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Rochester, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 826 18th
Population Density1 # 934 8th
Diversity Index2 # 609 39th
Median Household Income # 82 92nd
Per Capita Income # 14 99th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.