The small town of Rochester, Pennsylvania is home to slightly less than 4,000 residents. Middle-aged professionals should feel right at home, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Residents are fairly evenly split between renting (52%) and owning (48%) their residence, driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent that is $276/month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Rochester will save around $3,300 compared to the state average.
There are four primary industries in Rochester: healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and construction. Combined, these industries make up 31% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 10% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. With an average annual income of just under $50K, Rochester workers bring in about $13,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Pennsylvania. Rochester's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Rochester has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 6% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Rochester residents have an average commute of about 25 minutes. Many residents (43%) drive themselves to work, while public transit is not extensively used. Walking (3%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
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