Rochester, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Rochester, Washington - Basic Facts

The Rochester Census Designated Place had a population of 2,585 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rochester: Key.

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


Total Population 2,585
Population in Households 2,526
Population in Familes 2,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density2 1,109
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $77,970
Average Household Income $88,044
Per Capita Income $32,328


Total Housing Units 974 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 749 (76.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $250,556
Average Home Value $325,367


Total Households 930
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 695
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 0.97% 1.19%
Households 0.83% 1.2%
Families 0.85% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

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, 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 # 276 56th
Population Density # 270 57th
Diversity Index # 271 57th
Median Household Income # 162 74th
Per Capita Income # 255 59th

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