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Welcome to Rochester ...

The city of Rochester is located in Oakland County<1>.

When the people of Rochester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Rochesterian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rochester has a population of 13,298 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rochester.

Rochester is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Rochester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Rochester: (248) & (947)<5>

The ZIP codes for Rochester: 48306-48309<6>

Websites for Rochester ...

Official Website: www.ci.rochester.mi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rochester had an population of 13,298 people. This is an increase of 4.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rochester had a population of 12,711 people. This makes Rochester the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Rochester represents 0.13% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,711 people, the population of Rochester increased 21.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,467 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rochester.

Communities Also Named Rochester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Rochester - they are located in Alberta, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rochester.

Communities near Rochester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rochester.

  • Warren [Macomb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
    • Warren [Macomb County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,877 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Warren has also been known as:
    • Cottageville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<9>
  • Sterling Heights [Macomb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling Heights
    • Sterling Heights [Macomb County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 131,709 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling Heights<9>
  • Farmington Hills [Oakland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington Hills
    • Farmington Hills [Oakland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,017 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington Hills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington Hills<9>
  • Southfield [Oakland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southfield
    • Southfield [Oakland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,174 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southfield<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Royal Oak [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Oak
      • Royal Oak [Oakland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,963 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Oak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Royal Oak<9>
    • Pontiac [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
      • Pontiac [Oakland County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the west of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,911 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontiac<9>
    • Saint Clair Shores [Macomb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clair Shores
      • Saint Clair Shores [Macomb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clair Shores
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Clair Shores<9>
    • Roseville [Macomb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Macomb County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseville<9>
    • Eastpointe [Macomb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastpointe
      • Eastpointe [Macomb County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastpointe have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Eastpointe:
      • East Detroit
      • Half-Way
      • Halfway
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastpointe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastpointe<9>
    • Madison Heights [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison Heights
      • Madison Heights [Oakland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,633 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison Heights<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rochester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rochester.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rochester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rochester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rochester. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rochester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rochester ...

Looking for more information about Rochester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rochester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rochester.

Adding Rochester to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rochester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rochester was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rochester on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rochester on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Oakland County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rochester: www.ci.rochester.mi.us/

The official website for Oakland County: www.co.oakland.mi.us/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Oakland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Rochester refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Rochester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rochester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rochester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (947) is an overlay for area code (248).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rochester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rochester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Rochester includes: 48306, 48307, 48308 & 48309.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rochester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rochester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RochesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6821, Longitude: -83.1338    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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