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Rochester, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Rochester Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Cedar County at latitude 41.6741 and longitude -91.1443. Cedar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The formal official name is the Rochester Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rochester, Iowa.

The U5 Census Class Code for Rochester indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Rochester, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 127
Population in Households 127
Population in Familes 110
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 133
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 62 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $145,455
Average Home Value $159,375


Median Household Income $68,946
Average Household Income $86,357
Per Capita Income $35,393
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.08% -0.64%
Households -0.81% -0.71%
Families 1.1% -0.93%
Median Household Income   5.22%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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, 2014 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 # 823 18th
Population Density1 # 934 8th
Diversity Index2 # 700 29th
Median Household Income # 93 91st
Per Capita Income # 39 96th

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