Rochester, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rochester, Washington - Basic Facts

The Rochester Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Thurston County at latitude 46.8288 and longitude -123.0722. Thurston County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 141 feet.

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

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 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,443
Population in Households 2,383
Population in Familes 1,991
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 1,049
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 896
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 669
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 730 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 165 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $204,324
Average Home Value $203,185


Median Household Income $57,009
Average Household Income $66,096
Per Capita Income $24,349
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.54% 0.85%
Households 0.72% 0.94%
Families 0.75% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington 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 # 285 55th
Population Density1 # 282 55th
Diversity Index2 # 281 55th
Median Household Income # 250 60th
Per Capita Income # 360 43rd

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