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Welcome to Rochester ...

Rochester is located in Beaver County<1>.

The location of Rochester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Rochester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Rochesterian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rochester has a population of 3,441 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Rochester is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Websites for Rochester ...

Official Website:   www.rochesterpa.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bcchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rochester had an population of 3,441 people. This is a decrease of 5.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rochester had a population of 3,657 people. This makes Rochester the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Rochester represents 0.03% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 271st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,657 people, the population of Rochester decreased 8.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,014 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, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (4), 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.

  • Franklin Park [Allegheny County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Park
    • Franklin Park [Allegheny County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,883 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Park
  • East Liverpool [Columbiana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Liverpool
    • East Liverpool [Columbiana County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,498 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Liverpool
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Liverpool<7>
  • Economy [Beaver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Economy
    • Economy [Beaver County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,022 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Economy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Economy
  • Aliquippa [Beaver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aliquippa
    • Aliquippa [Beaver County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aliquippa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aliquippa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aliquippa<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bellevue [Allegheny County]
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      • Bellevue [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellevue have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<7>
    • Ellwood City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellwood City
      • Ellwood City [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellwood City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellwood City<7>
    • Ambridge [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambridge
      • Ambridge [Beaver County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ambridge<7>
    • West View [Allegheny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West View
      • West View [Allegheny County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West View<7>
    • McKees Rocks [Allegheny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKees Rocks
      • McKees Rocks [Allegheny County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,815 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKees Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKees Rocks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKees Rocks<7>
    • Coraopolis [Allegheny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coraopolis
      • Coraopolis [Allegheny County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,385 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coraopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coraopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coraopolis<7>

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. 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 Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Beaver County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rochester: www.rochesterpa.net/

The official website for Beaver County: www.co.beaver.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Beaver, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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 community'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rochester.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rochester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rochester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 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: 40.7028, Longitude: -80.2839       In this case, the coordinates for Rochester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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