The U.S. Census American Fact Finder survey came out with new data this week. The five year estimates from 2007 to 2011 don’t contain many surprises, but this is still an interesting snapshot of our community.
The neighborhoods surrounding Rochester’s two largest colleges have the highest rate of foreign-born residents.
- In Zip Code 14623, where Rochester Institute of Technology is located, 17 percent of residents were born outside the United States, two-thirds of those residents are from Asia.
- Zip Code 14627 is the University of Rochester campus, where 17 percent of residents are from other countries. Eighty percent are from Asian nations.
- Zip Code 14618 in Brighton sits between the U of R and RIT. Fourteen percent of residents are foreign-born, half of those residents are from Asia.
- Zip Code 14620, which encompasses the University of Rochester Medical Center, South Wedge and Highland neighborhoods has 14 percent of its residents hailing from foreign countries. More than half of the immigrants are from Asia.
- In all of Monroe County, 8 percent of residents are foreign born.
The census data shows immigration is vital to our large institutions and their surrounding communities.
Places where more than half the households are made up of married couples are scattered among Monroe County’s suburbs.
Highest rates of married-couple households:
- 14534 (Pittsford): 70%
- 14543 (Henrietta/Rush): 67%
- 14506 (Mendon): 65%
- 14472 (Honeoye Falls): 63%
- 14559 (Spencerport): 63%
- 14468 (Hilton): 62%
- 14464 (Hamlin): 61%
- 14526 (Eastern Penfield): 61%
- 14580 (Webster): 59%
- 14546 (Chili): 59%
- 14450 (Fairport): 58%
- 14617 (Irondequoit): 57%
- 14428 (Chili): 55%
- 14624 (Gates): 55%
- 14586 (West Henrietta): 55%
- 14626 (Greece): 54%
- 14625 (Western Penfield): 52%
- 14514 (Chili): 52%
- 14618 (Brighton): 52%
- 14612 (Greece/Charlotte): 52%
- 14467 (Henrietta/Rush): 51%
- 14420 (Brockport): 51%
Lowest rates of married-couple households:
- 14605 (Upper Falls, Marketview Heights): 18%
- 14611 (Genesee, Jefferson, Dutchtown): 17%
- 14608 (Corn Hill): 12%
- 14607 (Park Ave.): 11%
- 14604 (Downtown business district): 8%
The places with most residents having earned a bachelor’s degree or higher are concentrated around the U of R and RIT and the east side suburbs, with one exception – Rochester’s Park Ave. neighborhood.
- 14506 (Mendon): 72%
- 14534 (Pittsford): 68%
- 14618 (Brighton): 68%
- 14610 (Browncroft/Brighton): 58%
- 14472 (Honeoye Falls): 57%
- 14607 (Park Ave.): 56%
- 14450 (Fairport): 52%
- 14625 (Western Penfield): 51%
(Note: I’m pretty sure I plugged in all Monroe County Zip Codes. If you think yours should be on one of these lists, let me know and I’ll double check.)
Links of the Day:
– Could a chip manufacturing plant that would supply Apple locate near Albany?
– Most Time Warner customers got a bump in Internet speed. Just reset your modem.
– The British are boycotting Starbucks because they think the company gets too many tax breaks. In America, we do the opposite.
– The Washington Post is considering a paywall. This just means my Google Chrome Incognito will get more of a workout.