Rochester, Minnesota metropolitan area

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Map of Minnesota highlighting the Rochester Metropolitan Statistical 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.[1] However, as of 2012, the Rochester metropolitan area – as distinct from the Metropolitan Statistical Area – had an estimated population of 209,607.[2]

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As of the census[3] 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.

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