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Population (year 2000): 28,461. Estimated population in July 2005: 30,004 (+5.4% change)
Males: 13,838 (48.6%), Females: 14,623 (51.4%)

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Median resident age: 36.7 years
Median household income: $40,596 (year 2000)
Median house value: $99,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Rochester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (19.8%), French (19.6%), Irish (19.0%), French Canadian (11.8%), German (7.0%), United States (6.6%).

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Elevation: 232 feet

Land area: 45.2 square miles

Rochester,

For population 25 years and over in Rochester

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester city

  • Never married: 23.3%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

2.5% Foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.9% North America, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,739 (+6.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Haverhill, (37.0 miles pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (68.3 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (270.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NH Somersworth, (7.5 miles NH (7.5 miles Barrington, NH (7.5 miles Milton, ME (8.0 miles Berwick, NH Farmington, (9.0 miles NH (9.8 miles Madbury,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 40 buildings, average cost: $88,200
  • 1997: 44 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 1998: 56 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1999: 92 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2000: 95 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2002: 103 buildings, average cost: $125,300
  • 2003: 98 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2004: 162 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2005: 108 buildings, average cost: $145,100

Latitude: 43.30 N, Longitude: 70.97 W

Area code: 603


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.0%), Educational,health and social services (17.4%), Retail trade (16.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,031 (-7.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,154 (35.8%)


 

Crime in Rochester by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5 0.0
Rapes 20 45 28 41 40 45
    per 100,000 70.3 158.1 98.4 144.1 140.5 158.1
Robberies 11 4 6 3 12 10
    per 100,000 38.6 14.1 21.1 10.5 42.2 35.1
Assaults 21 32 20 17 22 24
    per 100,000 73.8 112.4 70.3 59.7 77.3 84.3
Burglaries 79 89 97 82 85 88
    per 100,000 277.6 312.7 340.8 288.1 298.7 309.2
Thefts 808 718 675 658 682 823
    per 100,000 2839.0 2522.8 2371.7 2311.9 2396.3 2891.7
Auto thefts 28 37 51 33 22 23
    per 100,000 98.4 130.0 179.2 115.9 77.3 80.8
195.3 223.1 192.8 194.7 210.8 234.4


Average climate in Rochester, New Hampshire

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rochester,

Rochester-area historical tornado activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the Rochester city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/14/1963, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Main business address for: BRANDPARTNERS GROUP INC (SERVICES-MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES).


Hospital/medical center in Rochester:
  • FRISBIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (11 WHITEHALL ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Rochester:
  • WENTWORTH-DOUGLASS HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; DOVER, NH)
  • HENRIETTA D GOODALL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; SANFORD, ME)
  • PORTSMOUTH REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rochester:
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 20 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • MANCHESTER (about 41 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • PORTLAND INTL JETPORT (about 52 miles; PORTLAND, ME; ID: PWM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rochester:
  • SKYHAVEN (about 5 miles; ROCHESTER, NH; ID: DAW)
  • LITTLEBROOK AIR PARK (about 19 miles; ELIOT, ME; ID: 3B4)
  • SANFORD REGIONAL (about 20 miles; SANFORD, ME; ID: SFM)

Amtrak stations near Rochester:
  • 10 miles: DOVER (33 CHESTNUT ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 12 miles: DURHAM (3 DEPOT RD.). Services: ticket office.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 37 $145,655 $47,239 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,730 $32,760 0 $0
Streets and Highways 27 $99,271 $44,120 13 $7,904
Welfare 3 $9,996 $39,984 0 $0
Health 2 $5,896 $35,376 0 $0
Sewerage 8 $27,668 $41,502 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $22,063 $37,822 11 $5,249
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $3,237 $38,844 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $14,736 $44,208 0 $0
Police - Other 14 $41,076 $35,208 15 $11,300
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 519 $1,506,111 $34,823 414 $55,571
Other and Unallocable 14 $39,431 $33,798 3 $4,136
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 106 $330,608 $37,427 93 $11,156
Financial Administration 17 $59,103 $41,719 4 $3,571
Other Government Administration 8 $30,958 $46,437 1 $1,568
Judicial and Legal 1 $4,503 $54,036 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 49 $191,746 $46,958 0 $0
Local Libraries 9 $27,285 $36,380 16 $13,435
Totals for Government 827 $2,562,074 $37,176 570 $113,890


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 12 miles; DURHAM, NH; Full-time enrollment: 12,586)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE (about 37 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; FT enrollment: 3,251)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND-UNIVERSITY CAMPUS (about 38 miles; BIDDEFORD, ME; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • SAINT JOSEPHS COLLEGE (about 43 miles; STANDISH, ME; FT enrollment: 2,376)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 44 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
Public high school in Rochester:
  • SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,626; Location: 130 WAKEFIELD ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Rochester:
  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 24; Location: 17 HEATON ST. PO BOX 328; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rochester:
  • ROCHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,133; Location: 47 BROCK ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MCCLELLAND SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 59 BROCK ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CHAMBERLAIN STREET SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 65 CHAMBERLAIN ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAM E. ALLEN SCHOOL (Students: 337; Location: 23 GRANITE ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SCHOOL STREET SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 13 SCHOOL ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MAPLE STREET SCHOOL (Students: 95; Location: 27 MAPLE ST; Grades: PK - 03)
Private primary/middle schools in Rochester:
  • ST ELIZABETH SETON SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 16 BRIDGE STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ROCHESTER CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 174; Location: 95 CHARLES STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • JACK AND JILL KINDERGARTEN (Students: 140; Location: 56 WHITEHALL ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Students: 43; Location: BOX 1921; Grades: PK - KG)
  • EMMANUEL CHILD CARE CENTER (Students: 21; Location: 24 EASTERN AVE PO BOX 1812; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Rochester:
  • ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $694,995; Location: 65 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 72,379 books; 1,897 audio materials; 3,951 video materials; 197 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Rochester: Hersey Haven (A), Squamanagonic Camp (B), Haven Hill Business Center (C), Rochester Fairgrounds (D), Rochester Country Club (E), Rochester Commercial and Industrial District (F), Granite State Business Park (G), Rochester Public Library (H), East Rochester Public Library (I), Strafford County YMCA (J), Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce (K), Rochester City Hall (L).

Shopping Centers: Lilac Plaza North Shopping Center (1), Lilac Mall Shopping Center (2), Cardinals Plaza Shopping Center (3), Rochester Mall Shopping Center (4), Shoreyville Plaza Shopping Center (5), Market Basket Plaza Shopping Center (6).

Churches in Rochester include: Emmanuel Church (A), Saint Marys Church (B), Walnut Grove Church (C), True Memorial Church (D), Trinity Anglican Catholic Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Church of God (G), Church of the Redeemer (H).

Cemeteries: Haven Hill Cemetery (1), Cimetiere Du Sainte Rosaire (2), Rochester Cemetery (3), Cold Springs Cemetery (4), Old Town Cemetery (5), Saint Marys Cemetery (6), Mont-Calvaire Cimetiere (7).

Reservoirs and swamps: Baxter Lake (A), Salmon River Reservoir (B), Rochester Reservoir (C), Rochester Sewage Lagoons (D), Hanson Pond (E), Cocheco River Reservoir (F), Champlin Pond (G), Gate Swamp (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Isinglass River (A), Howard Brook (B), Heath Brook (C), Rickers Brook (D), Axe Handle Brook (E).

Parks in Rochester include: Roger Allen Park (1), Hanson Park (2), Rochester Commons (3).

Post office: (A).  


Rochester compared to New Hampshire state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Rochester:
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSN (1270 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WASR (1420 AM; 5 kW; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: RADIO WOLFEBORO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rochester:
  • WQSO (96.7 FM; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOKQ (97.5 FM; DOVER, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBYY (98.7 FM; SOMERSWORTH, NH; Owner: GARRISON CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMEX (106.5 FM; FARMINGTON, NH; Owner: WIMMEX, LLC)
  • WPHX-FM (92.1 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING LLC)
  • WSEW (88.5 FM; SANFORD, ME; Owner: WORD RADIO EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNH (91.3 FM; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WSHK (105.3 FM; KITTERY, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNHI (93.3 FM; BELMONT, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W282AF (104.3 FM; CONCORD, NH; Owner: CONCORD BIBLE FELLOWSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Rochester:
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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