Rochester, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rochester, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Rochester had a population of 13,273 as of July 1, 2017. Rochester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rochester is located at latitude 42.6867 and longitude -83.1197 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rochester (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Rochester (GNIS ID: 1626989) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rochester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Rochester, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,273
Daytime Population: Workers 8,064
Daytime Population: Residents 5,747
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,811
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 13,273
Population in Familes 10,173
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,470
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $79,344
Average Household Income $115,833
Per Capita Income $50,276


Total Housing Units 6,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,466 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,295 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $317,085
Average Home Value $340,854


Total Households 5,761
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 3,266
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% 0.55%
Households 0.61% 0.57%
Families 0.3% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Rochester, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 79 89th
Population Density # 51 93rd
Diversity Index # 141 80th
Median Household Income # 28 96th
Per Capita Income # 25 97th

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