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Rochester is a city in Strafford County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named for the Earl of Rochester.
The latitude of Rochester is 43.304N. The longitude is -70.976W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 230 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,654.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rochester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Strafford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portsmouth-Rochester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 03839 ZIP code.
6% of Rochester residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rochester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rochester was $18,859, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Rochester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Rochester include Rochester Commercial and Industrial District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Rochester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $510. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,036.
Libraries in Rochester include Rochester Public Library ... View libraries
Strafford County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rochester political report.
The average commute time for Rochester workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rochester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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