Land area: 88.4 sq mi. Water area: 0.4 sq mi. Founded: 1672. Population in 2014: 209,983 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population density: 5,860 people per square mile. County seat: Kingston. Colleges and Universities: Monroe Community College, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester, Saint John Fisher College
Rochester is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 7,313 at the 2010 census. The Town of Rochester is an interior town located near the center of Ulster County (Mid-Hudson region of New York). The northwest part of the town is in the Catskill Park. US Route 209 passes across the town. Mombaccus was the Dutch name for the area that became the Town of Rochester. It was first settled in 1672. The name Rochester began with the issuance of a land patent in 1703. It became a Town in 1788 and the formal establishment of the Town of Rochester occurred in 1803. Parts of Rochester were used to create the Towns of Middletown in 1798 (now in Delaware County), Neversink in 1798 (now in Sullivan County), Wawarsing in 1806, and Gardiner in 1853.
There are n/a airports and n/a Amtrak train stations within 30 miles of the Rochester city center. The average travel time to work in Rochester is 25% lower than the national average. The number of people who take public transportation in Rochester is 59% higher than the national average. The number of people who carpool to work in Rochester is 9% higher than the national average. The number of people who work from home in Rochester is 40% lower than the national average.
93.42% White 2.51% African American 0.54% Native American 0.51% Asian 0.04% Pacific Islander 0.83% from other races 2.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.83% of the population
Median resident age: 31.3 years New York median age: 38.2 years
Average household size:
Rochester: 2.3 people New York: 2.6 people
Estimated median household income in 2013:
Rochester: $30,158 (it was $27,123 in 2000) New York: $57,369
Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments:
Rochester: $758 State: $992
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013:
Rochester: $76,100 (it was $62,100 in 2000) New York: $277,600
Air pollution in Rochester:
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 55.9. This is better than average. Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.195. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center. Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2011 was 8.16. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center. Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.963. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center. Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center. Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.34. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here: 7.0% New York: 4.8%
The overall crime rate in Rochester is 70% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 13.83 daily crimes that occur in Rochester. Rochester is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States. In Rochester you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Rochester has decreased by 13%.