Rochester, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rochester, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Rochester had a population of 150 as of July 1, 2015. Rochester ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rochester is located at latitude 37.2086 and longitude -86.8924 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rochester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 410 feet.

The City of Rochester (GNIS ID: 2404634) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rochester is located within Rochester Division of Butler County.

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, 2015.

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Rochester, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 150
Population in Households 150
Population in Familes 130
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 322
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 66
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (10.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (29.0%)
Median Home Value $81,250
Average Home Value $84,821


Median Household Income $36,417
Average Household Income $46,133
Per Capita Income $18,857
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.27%
Households -0.29% 0.0%
Families 1.19% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Rochester, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 490 7th
Population Density1 # 446 15th
Diversity Index2 # 409 23rd
Median Household Income # 318 40th
Per Capita Income # 322 39th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.