Rochester gets an A+ for education, A+ for Amenities, and A+ for crime. More than 95 percent of the residents of Rochester are high school graduates; Fifty-seven percent are college graduates. The city gets an A+ for crime because it’s deemed safer than 80 percent of all the cities in America. Compared to the national average, Rochester’s crime rate is 69 percent lower. When it comes to economy, the city fares equally well. Its unemployment rate is 21 percent lower than the national average and the poverty level is 54 percent lower than the poverty rate of the United States. The median household income in Rochester is 52 percent higher than the national average, and still the median rent is 11 percent lower. It’s the unique contradiction of prosperity and low cost of living (coupled with tons of amenities) that makes Rochester one of the best places to live in Michigan.
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