Rochester, Minnesota, metropolitan area
The United States Census Bureau defines the Rochester, Minnesota, Metropolitan Statistical Area as an area consisting of three counties in southeast Minnesota, anchored by the city of Rochester. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 186,011. However, as of 2012, the Rochester metropolitan area – as distinct from the Metropolitan Statistical Area – had an estimated population of 209,607.
- Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants: Rochester.
- Places with 2,500 to 10,000 inhabitants: Byron, Dodge Center, Kasson, Lake City (partial), Pine Island (partial), Plainview, Stewartville, Wabasha.
- Places with 1,000 to 2,500 inhabitants: Blooming Prairie (partial), Chatfield (partial), Eyota, Hayfield, Mantorville, Oronoco.
- Places with less than 1,000 inhabitants: Bellechester (partial), Claremont, Dover, Elgin, Hammond, Kellogg, Mazeppa, Millville, Minneiska (partial), West Concord, Zumbro Falls.
- Unincorporated places: Douglas, Simpson, South Troy, Potsdam, Berne, Salem Corners, Chester, Pleasant Grove, Genoa, Post Town, Danesville
- Townships with more than 2,500 inhabitants: Cascade, Marion, Plainview, Rochester.
- Townships with 1,000 to 2,500 inhabitants: Greenfield, Haverhill, High Forest, Kalmar, Mantorville, New Haven, Oronoco, Salem.
- Townships with 500 to 1,000 inhabitants: Canisteo, Concord, Elgin, Farmington, Gillford, Mazeppa, Milton, Orion, Pleasant Grove, Rock Dell, Vernon, Viola, Wasioja, Zumbro.
- Townships with less than 500 inhabitants: Ashland, Chester, Claremont, Dover, Ellington, Elmira, Eyota, Glasgow, Hayfield, Highland, Hyde Park, Lake, Minneiska, Mount Pleasant, Oakwood, Pepin, Quincy, Ripley, Watopa, West Albany, Westfield.
As of the census of 2000, there were 163,618 people, 62,504 households, and 43,046 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 92.01% White, 2.09% African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.35% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $46,957, and the median income for a family was $55,450. Males had a median income of $35,815 versus $26,738 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $21,287.
- "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- "2012 Metropolitan Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.