About Rochester


Population: 110,742 (2013 estimate)

Median Household Income, 2009-2013: $62,575

High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013: 93%

Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013: 42.1%

Homeownership rate, 2009-2013: 70.8%


An Inside Look at Mayo Clinic

    • More than 1.3 million visitors
      • From all 50 states
      • 137 countries
    • 34,660 employees of Mayo work at its Rochester location
    • 2016 U.S. News and World Report named Mayo Clinic the best hospital in the nation
    • International networks linking more than 12 million patients together
    • Mayo announced a nearly $2-million square foot life science research campus in downtown Rochester

About Rochester



DMC: In the Middle of Everywhere

$5.6 billion plan is the largest in Minnesota’s history America’s City for Health, as one of the most economically vibrant, energized cities in the Upper Midwest


DMC Downtown Development Guidelines & More:

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Downtown Master Plan:

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DMC Press Materials and Plan:

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DMC Discovery Square: Update

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Olmsted County Property Records:

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UMR Masterplan:

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DMC Cub-District Map:

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DMC Update:

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Destination Medical Center: Update

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Olmsted County Property Map:

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Comprehensive Housing Needs Assessment for Olmsted County, Minnesota

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Families and Youth without Stable Housing in Rochester

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2nd Street Corridor study:

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Mayo Clinic Details:

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2016-2020 Housing Framework: Aspiring to Accommodate Regional Growth

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Mayo Clinic Facts and Higlhlights

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Mayo Clinic Campus Plan:

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Mayo Clinic 5-Year Plan Update

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Discovery Square is Here

    • One of the 10 Easiest Cities to Find a Job (ZipRecruiter)
    • Top 10 Best States for Business and Careers (Forbes)
    • Demographics
      • 19% under 14
      • 26% 15-34
      • 38% 35-64
      • 17% 65+
    • 80+languages spoken in Rochester (according to school district)
    • Rochester metro area is 216,460
    • Median Household income is $67,089, which is above the US median household average of $53,657

Community Market Summary

      • One of the 10 Easiest Cities to Find a Job (ZipRecruiter)
      • Top 10 Best States for Business and Careers (Forbes)
      • Demographics
        • 19% under 14
        • 26% 15-34
        • 38% 35-64
        • 17% 65+
      • 80+languages spoken in Rochester (according to school district)
      • Rochester metro area is 216,460
      • Median Household income is $67,089, which is above the US median household average of $53,657

Economic Profile

        • Purpose of Trip to Rochester
          • 67% Mayo Clinic
          • 16% Convention/Sports
          • 9% Business and Corporate
          • 5% Leisure
          • 3% Other
        • 3 million annual visitors
        • 12,346 businesses
        • Rochester’s second largest industry is travel, hospitality, and tourism
          • $465 million in 2014 Gross Tourism sales in Rochester

Education/Transportation Profile

    • Average commute time is 15 minutes
    • Rochester International Airport
    • City Bus Line
    • Connected skyway and pedestrian subway to downtown businesses and attractions
    • Shuttle services to Rochester and Minneapolis Airport