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Rochester metropolitan area, Minnesota

Nowadays, Rochester metropolitan area, Minnesota is a topic that has become increasingly relevant in society. Over time, we have seen how Rochester metropolitan area, Minnesota has gained space in different areas, from politics to entertainment. It is evident that Rochester metropolitan area, Minnesota has generated a great impact on the way we live and relate to the world around us. In this article, we will explore the different facets of Rochester metropolitan area, Minnesota and its influence on our daily lives, as well as the challenges and opportunities it presents for the future.

Rochester, Minnesota MSA
Country United States
Principal citiesRochester
 • Metro
2,507 sq mi (6,490 km2)
 • MSA
 • CSA
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

The United States Census Bureau defines the Rochester, Minnesota Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) as an area consisting of five counties in southeast Minnesota, anchored by the city of Rochester. As of 2018, the US Census Bureau estimates that the Rochester metropolitan statistical area has a population of 221,587. The Rochester–Austin combined statistical area has a population of 259,813 as of 2018.






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.



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Government and politics

Federal Representation

All of the Rochester metropolitan area falls in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, represented by Republican Brad Finstad.

State Senate Legislators

The following list shows the Rochester metropolitan area's representation in the Minnesota Senate:

Name District First Elected Party County Represented within MSA
Steve Drazkowski District 20 2022 Republican Goodhue, Wabasha, Olmsted
Gene Dornink District 23 2020 Republican Mower
Carla Nelson District 24 2010 Republican Dodge, Olmsted
Liz Boldon District 25 2022 DFL Olmsted
Jeremy Miller District 26 2010 Republican Fillmore, Mower

See also


  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.