Rochester, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rochester, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Rochester had a population of 133 as of July 1, 2017. Rochester ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 133
Daytime Population: Workers 30
Daytime Population: Residents 87
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 133
Population in Familes 116
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 286
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $41,448
Average Household Income $55,234
Per Capita Income $22,377


Total Housing Units 93 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (36.6%)
Median Home Value $70,000
Average Home Value $91,000


Total Households 59
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 44
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 -1.82% -1.23%
Households -1.74% -1.39%
Families -0.91% -1.4%
Median Household Income   5.45%
Per Capita Income   3.79%

Rochester, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 510 6th
Population Density # 461 15th
Diversity Index # 395 27th
Median Household Income # 260 52nd
Per Capita Income # 264 51st

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