Rochester city, Minnesota

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Rochester city, Minnesota

Rochester city, Minnesota
Nickname(s):Med City, Roch
Motto(s):"First Class City, First Class Service"
Founded:1854
Population
- Total:106.769 (2010)
- Density:1.941,3/sq mi (751,9/sq km)
Area code(s):507
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
Website:www.rochestermn.gov
Area
- Total:56 sq mi (143 sq km)
- Land:55 sq mi (142 sq km)
- Water:1 sq mi (1 sq km)
- % water:0,70 %
Latitude:+44.0154424
Longitude:-092.4772105

Quick information summary of the Rochester city area.

Rochester city is located in the state of Minnesota. It occupies the area of 56 square miles. 1 square miles are water areas and 55 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Rochester city lies at +44.0154424, -092.4772105 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 106.769 living in the Rochester city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (81.95%), Asian (6.79%) and Black or African American (6.28%). Median age is 34 for the males and 36 for the females.

Rochester is the name of a city in Minnesota that is the county seat of Olmsted County. The city is located on both banks of the Zumbro River and has a population of almost 107,000 according to the 2010 census.

It is the third largest city in Minnesota and the largest city that is not located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington metro area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 39.8 square miles.

Olmsted County is one of only four counties in Minnesota without a natural lake. Artificial lakes exist in the area, many of which attract large numbers of migrating Giant Canada Geese.

Rochester was named after the city of the same name in New York State.

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Statistical data for the Rochester city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
106,769
White alone
87,50081.95 %
Black or African American alone
6,7036.28 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3030.28 %
Asian alone
7,2466.79 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
390.04 %
Some Other Race alone
2,1882.05 %
Two or More races
2,7902.61 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Rochester city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Rochester city part within the Subdivision
Olmsted County 144.248- Rochester city part106.769
Rochester city 106.769- Rochester city part106.769

Profile of the Rochester city

History of Rochester

Olmsted County was created on February 20, 1855, and Rochester was immediately named the county seat in 1857. The city started off as a stagecoach stop between St. Paul, Minnesota, and Dubuque, which is a city in Iowa. Many new residents came to Rochester with the arrival of the railroad in the 1860s. New business opportunities also came with the railroad. Dr. William W. Mayo arrived in 1863 and he would later found the very well-known may Clinic.

A large portion of the town was destroyed by the Great Tornado of 1883. This tornado killed about 37 people and injured another 200. Since there was no hospital of any kind in the town at the time, Mayo and his two sons worked together to care for the wounded. Donations were collected and the Sisters of St. Francis, assisted by Mayo, opened a new facility named St. Mary’s Hospital in 1889. Of course, the Mayo Clinic is one of the most respected medical facilities in the world today. In fact, many presidents of the U.S. have been treated at the Mayo Clinic.

Economy

Today, the Mayo Clinic forms the core of Rochester's economy with over 30,000 employees from the city. The Clinic also attracts over 2 million visitors to the city every year on its own. The clinic has many different facilities, not just a hospital. The Mayo facilities include hotels, restaurants and retail stores. Almost all of the city's downtown area is made up of Mayo-related facilities. Excluding the state government, the Mayo Clinic is the largest employer in Minnesota.

Also, the IBM campus in Rochester is one of the company's most important manufacturing centers.

The economy of Rochester also relies a lot on agriculture. There are also a good deal of dairy producers in the area.

Culture and POI

In terms of cultural institutions, there are several buildings in the city that are on the National Register of Historic Places, including the former Chateau Theatre, which now houses a Barnes & Noble bookstore, and Avalon Music, which used to be a hotel that was very important in the local civil rights movement.

The city’s park system is also very large, with more than 100 sites spread out on five square miles.

Education in Rochester

The city has several institutions of higher education, the most notable being University Center Rochester. Also, the Mayo Clinic offers graduate medical education and research programs through the Mayo Medical School in Rochester.

Transportation

Rochester is served by three U.S. highways (U.S. 14, U.S. 52, and U.S. 63). Olmsted County Highway 22 is also a main highway in the city, circling a majority of the city.

Public transit in the city is run by Rochester Public Transit and operated by First Transit. The area is also served by the Rochester International Airport, located about seven miles south of downtown. It is the second busiest commercial airport in the state of Minnesota.

Good Place to Live

The city is regarded as one of the best places to live in the U.S. and has been a fixture on Money magazine's "Best Places to Live" index. It was ranked number 67 on the 2006 list and during the 1990s; it was ranked in the top 3 numerous times.

In 2009, US News and World Report ranked the city as being one of the top ten best places to grow up and the ninth best city for job seeking retirees.

Statistical data for the Rochester city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
106,769
White alone
87,50081.95 %
Black or African American alone
6,7036.28 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3030.28 %
Asian alone
7,2466.79 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
390.04 %
Some Other Race alone
2,1882.05 %
Two or More races
2,7902.61 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
106,769
Not Hispanic or Latino
101,26194.84 %
Hispanic or Latino
5,5085.16 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
106,769
Not Hispanic or Latino
101,26194.84 %
White alone
84,60883.55 %
Black or African American alone
6,5866.50 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2510.25 %
Asian alone
7,2127.12 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
380.04 %
Some Other Race alone
2120.21 %
Two or More races
2,3542.32 %
Hispanic or Latino
5,5085.16 %
White alone
2,89252.51 %
Black or African American alone
1172.12 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
520.94 %
Asian alone
340.62 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
10.02 %
Some Other Race alone
1,97635.88 %
Two or More races
4367.92 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
35
Male
34
Female
36

Household Type

Total
43,025
Family households
26,85362.41 %
Husband-wife family
21,25379.15 %
Other family
5,60020.85 %
Male householder, no wife present
1,52427.21 %
Female householder, no husband present
4,07672.79 %
Nonfamily households
16,17237.59 %
Householder living alone
12,93179.96 %
Householder not living alone
3,24120.04 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Rochester city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Rochester city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Rochester city center

Airport

  • Charlton Building Heliport [1.27 mi] [2.05 km]
  • Saint Marys Hospital Heliport [2.23 mi] [3.59 km]

Building

  • Olmsted County History Center and Museum [1.92 mi] [3.09 km]
  • Rochester Fire Department Station 1 [0.69 mi] [1.12 km]
  • Gold Cross Ambulance [1.79 mi] [2.88 km]
  • Stabile Building [0.68 mi] [1.1 km]
  • Medical Services Building [0.58 mi] [0.93 km]
  • MRI Building [0.54 mi] [0.88 km]
  • Rochester City Hall [0.97 mi] [1.57 km]
  • Guggenheim Building [0.63 mi] [1.02 km]
  • Franklin Heating Station [0.69 mi] [1.11 km]
  • Hilton Building [0.68 mi] [1.09 km]
  • Baldwin Building [0.6 mi] [0.97 km]
  • Harwick Building [0.63 mi] [1.01 km]
  • Mitchell Student Center [0.66 mi] [1.06 km]
  • 201 Building [0.74 mi] [1.18 km]
  • Massey Building [0.77 mi] [1.24 km]
  • Lanmark Center [0.79 mi] [1.28 km]

Cemetery

  • Grandview Memorial Gardens [2.12 mi] [3.41 km]

Church

  • Church of the Resurrection [1.92 mi] [3.09 km]
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [1.86 mi] [3 km]
  • First Baptist Church [1.11 mi] [1.78 km]
  • Church of the Savior [1.79 mi] [2.89 km]
  • Salem Road Covenant Church [2.03 mi] [3.27 km]
  • Meadow Park Church of Christ [1.32 mi] [2.13 km]
  • Rochester Community Baptist Church [1.21 mi] [1.95 km]
  • Faith Family Church [2.54 mi] [4.08 km]
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses [0.49 mi] [0.79 km]
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church [1.18 mi] [1.9 km]
  • Unitarian Universalist Church [0.53 mi] [0.85 km]
  • Bethel Lutheran Church [0.94 mi] [1.52 km]
  • Congregational Church [0.53 mi] [0.86 km]
  • Zumbro Lutheran Church [0.52 mi] [0.84 km]
  • Victory Baptist Church [3.42 mi] [5.5 km]
  • Rochester Pentecostal Church [3.42 mi] [5.5 km]
  • Rochester Buddhist Society [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]
  • Homestead United Methodist Church [1.57 mi] [2.52 km]
  • Christ United Methodist Church [0.5 mi] [0.8 km]
  • First Presbyterian Church [0.47 mi] [0.75 km]
  • Saint Francis Catholic Church [1.51 mi] [2.44 km]
  • Trinity Lutheran Church [0.48 mi] [0.78 km]
  • People of Hope Lutheran Church [2.14 mi] [3.45 km]
  • Rochester Church of Christ [0.42 mi] [0.68 km]
  • Chabad-Lubavitch of Rochester [0.42 mi] [0.67 km]
  • New River Fellowship [0.86 mi] [1.38 km]
  • B'nai Israel Synagogue [0.51 mi] [0.83 km]

Civil

  • Olmsted County [1.69 mi] [2.73 km]
  • City of Rochester [0.13 mi] [0.21 km]

Hospital

  • Olmsted Medical Center [0.88 mi] [1.42 km]
  • Bear Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center [1.21 mi] [1.95 km]
  • Olmsted Medical Center Hospital [1.89 mi] [3.05 km]
  • Saint Marys Hospital [0.43 mi] [0.69 km]

Lake

  • Bamber Lake [1.74 mi] [2.8 km]

Locale

  • Olmsted County Fairgrounds [1.27 mi] [2.05 km]
  • Apache Mall [0.78 mi] [1.25 km]
  • Barclay Square [0.8 mi] [1.29 km]
  • Crossroads Shopping Center [0.88 mi] [1.41 km]
  • Soldiers Field Plaza Mall [1.07 mi] [1.72 km]
  • Eastwood Golf Course [3.41 mi] [5.49 km]
  • Soldiers Field Golf Course [0.72 mi] [1.16 km]
  • Camp Edith Mayo [2.43 mi] [3.92 km]
  • Meadows Lake Golf Course [2.1 mi] [3.38 km]
  • Rochester Country Club [1.7 mi] [2.74 km]

Park

  • Joyce Park [3 mi] [4.83 km]
  • Meadow Park Estates [1.9 mi] [3.06 km]
  • Graham Arenas Park [1.38 mi] [2.23 km]
  • Baihly Meadows Park [1.11 mi] [1.78 km]
  • Bear Creek Park [1.7 mi] [2.73 km]
  • Fox Valley Park [1.59 mi] [2.56 km]
  • Dinah Olin Bird Sanctuary [0.57 mi] [0.91 km]
  • Plummer House Park [0.32 mi] [0.52 km]
  • Younge Park [1.19 mi] [1.92 km]
  • Soldiers Field Park [0.62 mi] [1 km]
  • Eastwood Park [3.02 mi] [4.85 km]
  • Slatterly Park [1.48 mi] [2.38 km]
  • Baihly Heights Tot Lot [0.81 mi] [1.3 km]
  • Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial [0.63 mi] [1.01 km]
  • Homestead Park [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]
  • Saint Marys Park [0.35 mi] [0.57 km]
  • Eagle Ridge Park [1.31 mi] [2.1 km]
  • Faud Mansour Sports Complex [2.48 mi] [3.99 km]

Populated Place

  • Paradise Trailer Court [2.66 mi] [4.29 km]
  • Parkside Mobile Home Park [2.33 mi] [3.75 km]
  • Oak Terrace Estates [2.54 mi] [4.08 km]
  • Rochester [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]

School

  • Longfellow School [2.42 mi] [3.9 km]
  • Mayo High School [1.75 mi] [2.81 km]
  • Friedell Middle School [0.99 mi] [1.59 km]
  • Mann School [1.35 mi] [2.17 km]
  • Skyline School [3.57 mi] [5.74 km]
  • University Center Rochester [2.7 mi] [4.34 km]
  • Hawthorn School [1 mi] [1.61 km]
  • Edison School [0.24 mi] [0.39 km]
  • Folwell School [0.43 mi] [0.69 km]
  • Victory Christian Academy [3.45 mi] [5.56 km]
  • Riverside Central Elementary [1.07 mi] [1.73 km]
  • Saint Francis School [1.5 mi] [2.42 km]
  • Rochester Community and Technical College [2.05 mi] [3.3 km]
  • Hillside School [1.07 mi] [1.72 km]

Stream

  • Bear Creek [1.1 mi] [1.77 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
RochesterMayo Clinic55905
RochesterRochester55901, 55902, 55903, 55904, 55905, 55906

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