Rochester is a small town in Wisconsin with just under 4,000 residents. At an average age of just under 42, the town's population is a little older compared to other cities in Wisconsin, which has an average age of 38. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 78% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may be a factor, as the average rent of $1,004 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $873.
Rochester residents have an average commute of about 31 minutes, longer than the Wisconsin average of about 23 minutes. Many residents (47%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not used. Not many residents commute to work on foot.
Rochester has a high number of residents older than 25 who have an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Rochester, the most common four of which are healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 30% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just over $80K, Rochester workers earn more than the average Wisconsin resident. Rochester's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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