Rochester is the third-largest city in Minnesota. Consistently rated as one of the best cities to live in the United States, it is also an excellent place to visit. Home of the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, Rochester is distinguished by its culture of caring, a spirit of innovation, and friendly hospitality. Visitors appreciate Rochester for its scenic beauty, relaxing pace, and abundant dining, shopping and entertainment options. In part because of the international talent and guests the Mayo Clinic attracts, the city has more arts organisations and cultural events than one might expect for a city its size.

population diversity

The American census uses “race” as a criteria to categorize people.

Rochester's population is estimated at 114,011 persons as of July 1, 2016. Of this, 6.9% are Black or African American alone; 0.4% are American Indian and Alaska Native alone; 7.6% are Asian alone; 77% are White alone (not Hispanic or Latino); 2.6% have two or more races; and 5.6% are Hispanic or Latino.

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