Rochester, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rochester, Washington - Basic Facts

The Rochester Census Designated Place had a population of 2,471 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rochester is located at latitude 46.8288 and longitude -123.0722 in Thurston County. The formal boundaries for the Rochester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Thurston County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 141 feet.

The Rochester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409192) 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.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Rochester Census Designated Place is located within Thurston South Division of Thurston 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rochester: Key.

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Rochester Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map

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Rochester, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,471
Population in Households 2,410
Population in Familes 2,017
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 1,061
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 893
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 668
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 942 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 733 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 160 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $239,754
Average Home Value $299,014


Median Household Income $67,074
Average Household Income $80,043
Per Capita Income $29,606
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.81%
Households 0.44% 0.73%
Families 0.49% 0.71%
Median Household Income   3.25%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 283 55th
Population Density1 # 278 56th
Diversity Index2 # 268 57th
Median Household Income # 175 72nd
Per Capita Income # 246 61st

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