Rochester, Kentucky

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Rochester is a city in Butler County, Kentucky, United States, at the confluence of the Green and Mud Rivers. The population was 186 at the 2000 census. It is named for Rochester, New York.[1] This Rochester is the smallest municipality by population in the United States by that name.


Rochester is located at 37°12′39″N 86°53′33″W / 37.21083°N 86.8925°W / 37.21083; -86.8925 (37.210712, -86.892483)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it is land and 2.22% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 186 people, 81 households, and 57 families residing in the city. The population density was 423.6 people per square mile (163.2/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 232.3/sq mi (89.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 81 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.8% 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 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 18.3% from 25 to 44, 32.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $33,472. Males had a median income of $36,563 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,708. About 9.0% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 13.3% of those sixty five or over.


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