Rochester, Minnesota - Facts & Figures
Rochester was founded in 1854, and platted in 1855. Rochester developed as a stagecoach stop between Saint Paul, Minnesota and Dubuque, Iowa. When the Winona and St Peter Railroad initiated service in October 1864, it brought new residents and business opportunities. In 1863, Dr. William W. Mayo arrived as the examining surgeon for draftees in the Civil War. The community was named after Rochester, New York.
- Population: 114,011
- Industries: Health care, Technology
- Area Codes: 507
- ZIP Codes: 55901-55906
- Surrounding Cities: Austin, MN , Red Wing, MN , Owatonna, MN , Winona, MN , Faribault, MN