Livability.com's No. 1 city on its 2016 ranking of Top 100 Best Places to Live, Rochester is home to the Mayo Clinic, the world’s first and largest not-for-profit group medical practice and the city's top employer. In part because of the international talent and guests the Mayo Clinic attracts, the city has more arts organizations and cultural events than one might expect for a city its size. Residents also enjoy proximity to Minneapolis, which is about 85 miles away. The University of Minnesota–Rochester and close to a dozen other colleges and universities work to prepare and educate the area's students and workforce, and the student population also adds a youthful vibe to the city's atmosphere. U.S. News and World Report placed Rochester in the top 10 of both the Best Places to Grow Up and the Best Cities for Job-Seeking Retirees.
This city landed the #1 spot on our Top 100 Best Places to Live list. Settling in Rochester could be your best move ever, and here's why.
A look at how Joe Powers of Powers Ventures in Rochester, Minn, uses his business to promote charitable giving, from feeding the hungry to helping kids' charities, veterans and his own employees
Rochester has a thriving arts community, including a nearly 100-year-old symphony orchestra, and a number of historic sites.
Rochester is a great home base for day trips or weekend getaways, with hiking, biking, water sports, vineyard visits, car racing and more within easy reach.
Rochester, MN City Profile
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Rochester, MN Demographics
Population By Gender
|Age 18 Over||75.7|
|Age 21 Over||72.5|
|Age 62 Over||16.8|
|Age 65 Over||13.7|
|Median Household Income||64554|
|Median Home Price||164900|
|Median Property Rent||823|
|Worked at Home||3.2|