Rochester, WA Population

Population: 1,829
Males: 919 (50.2%), Females: 910 (49.8%)

Thurston County

Zip code: 98579

Median resident age: 32.5 years
Median household income: $43,090
Median house value: $124,200

Races in Rochester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.4%)
  • Hispanic (10.4%)
  • Other race (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • American Indian (3.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (19.2%), Irish (11.6%), English (8.9%), United States (6.1%), Norwegian (5.9%), Scottish (5.5%).

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 2.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rochester

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester CDP

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

8.5% Foreign born (7.8% Latin America).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rochester:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rochester:

  • OLYMPIA (about 17 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: OLM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 40 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 48 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rochester:

  • R & K SKYRANCH (about 1 miles; ROCHESTER, WA; Abbreviation: 8W9)
  • CHEHALIS-CENTRALIA (about 14 miles; CHEHALIS, WA; Abbreviation: CLS)
  • HOSKINS FIELD (about 22 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: 44T)
Amtrak station near Rochester:

  • 12 miles: CENTRALIA (210 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rochester:

  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,908)
  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (about 19 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 44 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 47 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE (about 47 miles; LONGVIEW, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 52 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)

Schools

Public high schools in Rochester:

  • ROCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 19800 CARPER RD SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • H.E.A.R.T. HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 10140 HIGHWAY 12 SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rochester:

  • ROCHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 505; Location: 9937 HIGHWAY 12 SW; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ROCHESTER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 480; Location: 7440 JAMES RD; Grades: KG – 02)
  • GRAND MOUND ELEMENTARY (Students: 480; Location: 7710 JAMES RD SW; Grades: 03 – 05)