I was born and raised in Rochester, NY, a legacy city historically famous for being the birthplace of companies like Cunningham Stage Coach, Bausch and Lamb, Eastman Kodak Co. and Xerox. First dubbed the “Young Lion of the West” thanks to our Erie Canal , we were one of America’s first boomtowns.
The city of Rochester forms the core of a much larger suburban, and rural area. The Rochester metropolitan area is the fourth-largest regional economy in New York State, after the New York City metropolitan area Buffalo, and Albany.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rochester, NY are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36.6%), White (Hispanic) (10.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.19%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.18%). NaNk% of the people in Rochester, NY speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.
As of 2019 compiled crime data, the crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Rochester has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes – from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. Within New York , more than 98% of communities have a lower crime rate than Rochester .
Rochester is the 5th most dangerous city in upstate New York according to FBI crime data. The number of murders, rape cases, robbery and other crimes are all taken into account. See the full list here. Rochester is the 5th most dangerous city in upstate New York according to FBI crime data.
East Rochester has an overall crime rate of 12 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in East Rochester is 1 in 85.
The larger than life city provides its residents with a small town feel as everyone feels safe and comfortable. Other notable points about Rochester include: It has a pretty decent job market. The cost of living is great compared to other cities in New York.
Western New York Cuisine Beef on Weck. Boss Sauce. Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. Chicken French. Frank’s Red Hot. Friday Fish Fry. Garbage Plate. Grape Pie.
Distance between Rochester and New York City is 403 kilometers ( 251 miles ). Driving distance from Rochester to New York City is 536 kilometers ( 333 miles ).
Rochester’s housing expenses are 7% lower than the national average and the utility prices are 1% higher than the national average. Transportation expenses like bus fares and gas prices are 15% higher than the national average. Rochester has grocery prices that are 1% lower than the national average.
42 per one thousand residents