Rochester, Minnesota MSA
Rochester MN Metropolitan Area Updated.png
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[1] 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.



Interstate Highways

US Highways

Minnesota State Highways

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General Aviation

Government and Politics

Federal Representation

Most of the Rochester metropolitan area falls in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District, represented by Republican Jim Hagedorn. Wabasha County falls in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Angie Craig. Despite Wabasha County falling in a district represented by a Democrat, the county traditionally votes strongly Republican.

State Representation

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

Name District First Elected Party County Represented within MSA
Mike Goggin District 21 2016 Republican Wabasha
John Jasinski District 24 2016 Republican Dodge
Dave Senjem District 25 2002 Republican Olmsted, Dodge
Carla Nelson District 26 2010 Republican Olmsted
Gene Dornink District 27 2020 Republican Mower
Jeremy Miller District 28 2010 Republican Fillmore

See also


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