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ROCHESTER PROFILE


Rochester is the third largest city in Minnesota, the largest outside the Minneapolis-St Paul metro area.

Rochester is probably best known as the home of the Mayo Clinic and one of IBM's largest facilities.

For wilderness camping and hiking experiences in Minnesota's Big Woods, try the two-million-acre Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest.

Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester is home to satellite campuses of Winona State University and the University of Minnesota.

Among GreatPlacesToRetire cities, Rochester ranks high in natural hazard risk, medical care and proximity to nearest large city. Rochester ranks low in water quality and home energy use.

For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:





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