Rochester, NY Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 99,820 housing units in Rochester. This represents a 1.3% decline from 101,154 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 99,820 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Rochester is about 40.2%. Rochester's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 10.8%. Average household size is 2.36 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Rochester were built after 1939.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type5.30%
One Bedroom22%
Two Bedrooms26.50%
Three Bedrooms32.10%
Four Bedrooms11.50%
Five Bedrooms or more2.70%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.61
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$61,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$48,800

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.2
Median year structure was built1942
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$468

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.50%
Second Mortgage6.10%
Home Equity Loan7.20%
Simple Mortgage59.10%
Debt Free27.10%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs20.6%