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Welcome to Rochester ...

The town of Rochester is located in the Texas Panhandle.

Rochester is located in Haskell 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 306 people<4> (see below for details).

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

The community of Rochester is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Rochester lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rochester is located in the (940) area code.

The ZIP code for Rochester: 79544<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rochester had an population of 306 people. This is a decrease of 5.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rochester had a population of 324 people (or 5.49% of the total population of Haskell County). This makes Rochester the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 324 people, the population of Rochester decreased 14.29% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 378 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), Pennsylvania, 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.

  • Haskell [Haskell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haskell
    • Haskell [Haskell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,204 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haskell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haskell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haskell<8>
  • Munday [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munday
    • Munday [Knox County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,284 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munday
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Munday<8>
  • Knox City [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knox City
    • Knox City [Knox County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the north of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,120 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knox City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knox City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knox City<8>
  • Rule [Haskell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rule
    • Rule [Haskell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 611 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rule have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rule
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rule<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Benjamin [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benjamin
      • Benjamin [Knox County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benjamin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benjamin<8>
    • Weinert [Haskell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weinert
      • Weinert [Haskell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the east of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weinert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weinert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weinert<8>
    • O'Brien [Haskell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Brien
      • O'Brien [Haskell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Rochester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Brien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Brien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for O'Brien<8>
    • Jud [Haskell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jud
      • Jud [Haskell County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the west of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Glory [Stonewall County]
    • Sagerton [Haskell County]

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 4 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rochester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Haskell, 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 town'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>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 town (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).
<7>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 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, 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: 33.3142, Longitude: -99.8562       In this case, the coordinates for Rochester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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