Advertising in Rochester


Rochester is in the center of a larger metropolitan area that is connected to Western New York. Rochester was one of America’s first "boomtowns" with many flour mills located on the Genesee River. Due to the numerous flourmills its nickname was "The Flour City," but more recently as the host of the annual Lilac Festival, it has changed to the "The Flower City." Rochester is an international center for higher education, medical, and technological development. In 2007, Expansion Management rated the area’s public schools as sixth best nationwide. In 2010, Forbes rated Rochester as the third best place to raise a family. In 2012 Kiplinger rated Rochester as the fifth best city for families, citing low cost of living, top public schools, and a low jobless rate.

  • Estimated Population :208,046
  • Foreign born :8.70%
  • Language other than English spoken at home :19.60%
  • High school graduates :80.80%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher :23.70%
  • Median Household income :$ 31,684
  • Per Capita income :$ 19,830
  • Population per sq. mile :5,884
  • White :46.10%,Black or African :40.90%,American Indian :0.90%,Asian :3.40%,Others :8.70%

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Events in Rochester


January
  • Art Deco Weekend
  • Miami Beach Marathon and Half Marathon
February
  • Miami International Boat Show
  • Gay8 Festival
March
  • Erotic Arts Festival
April
  • Rochester International Film Festival
  • Color Vibe 5K Race
  • High Falls Film Festival Mini-Fest
May
  • City Newspaper Best Busker Competition
  • Roc City Tattoo Expo
  • Imagine RIT
June
  • Fairport Canal Days
  • 19th Ward Square Fair
  • Rochester Real Beer Week
July
  • Sterling Renaissance Festival
  • Big Rib BBQ and Blues Fest
  • Stuart Horse Trials
  • Corn Hill Arts Festival
August
  • Polish Arts Festival
  • Puerto Rican Festival
  • Park Ave Summer Art Fest
  • Rochester Teen Film Festival
September
  • Antiquarian Book Fair
  • Clothesline Arts Festival
  • Greentopia Festival
  • City's South Wedge-Ucation
October
  • Rochester River Romance Weekend
  • Autumn Festival of Ales
  • Cohoctan Fall Foliage Festival
  • Fall Festival feat. Agricultural Society Fair
November
  • Rochester Jewish Book Festival
  • Polish Film Festival

Business & Education in Rochester


  • The city is home to one Fortune 500 Company, Eastman Kodak. Other companies of note headquartered in Rochester includes Bausch & Lomb, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Monro Muffler Brake, Western Union, Xerox, and Zweigle’s.
  • There are two public universities located within the city limits: State University of New York at Brockport, and Empire State College. Private colleges in the city include University of Rochester (U of R or UR), Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester Institute of Technology, Ithaca College, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), and St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry.