Rochester, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Rochester, Iowa - Basic Facts

The Rochester Census Designated Place had a population of 128 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Rochester, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 128
Population in Households 128
Population in Familes 110
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 135
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $73,167
Average Household Income $83,855
Per Capita Income $32,925


Total Housing Units 62 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $210,714
Average Home Value $293,617


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.46% -0.16%
Households -0.21% -0.35%
Families 0.57% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   0.92%

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, 2018 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 # 821 19th
Population Density # 932 8th
Diversity Index # 697 32nd
Median Household Income # 101 90th
Per Capita Income # 240 76th

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