Rochester, Indiana

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Rochester is a city in and the county seat of Fulton County, Indiana, United States.[3] The population was 6,414 at the 2000 census.



Rochester is located at 41°3′43″N 86°12′24″W / 41.06194°N 86.20667°W / 41.06194; -86.20667 (41.061883, -86.206727)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.7 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (11.8 km²) of it is land and 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²) of it (19.58%) is water.

Lake Manitou, is located on the east side of Rochester. It is a popular place in the summer for boating and other water related activities.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,414 people, 2,757 households, and 1,734 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,407.4 people per square mile (543.1/km²). There were 3,188 housing units at an average density of 699.5/sq mi (269.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.24% White, 0.59% Native American, 0.45% African American, 0.84% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.86% of the population.

There were 2,757 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.3 males.

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