Rochester is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 31,526 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rochester is the sixth largest community in New Hampshire.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rochester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rochester is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rochester who work in office and administrative support (13.85%), sales jobs (9.42%), and management occupations (7.89%).
Also of interest is that Rochester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Rochester has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Rochester has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Rochester than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Rochester may be for you.
The population of Rochester overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Rochester, 21.67% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rochester in 2018 was $32,024, which is lower middle income relative to New Hampshire, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,096 for a family of four. However, Rochester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Rochester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rochester residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rochester include English, Irish, French, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Rochester is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.