Rochester, Ulster County, New York

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Rochester is a town located in Ulster County, New York, United States. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,018.

The Town of Rochester is located near the center of Ulster County (Mid-Hudson region).

Geography

Rochester lies in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 229.9 km² (88.8 mi²). 229.0 km² (88.4 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.42% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 7,018 people, 2,688 households, and 1,830 families residing in the town. The population density is 30.6/km² (79.4/mi²). There are 3,750 housing units at an average density of 16.4/km² (42.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 93.42% White, 2.51% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. 4.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,688 households out of which 34.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% are married couples living together, 11.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% are non-families. 24.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the town the population is spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 102.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $43,071, and the median income for a family is $47,257. Males have a median income of $36,250 versus $24,773 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,065. 10.9% of the population and 8.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Communities and locations in the Town of Rochester

  • Accord -- A hamlet that is the seat of town government.
  • Cherrytown --
  • Kerhonkson -- A hamlet located on the town line.
  • Liebhart --
  • Mettacahonts --
  • Pine Bush -- A hamlet located on the town line.
  • Tabasco --
  • Whitfield --
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