Rochester’s statistics:

population: 209,000 [2008]

median household income: $29,975 [2008]

New York State median household income:  $56,033 [2008]

building vacancy rate: 9200/96,000 household units = 10% [2009]

total vacancy rate >10%

It’s disheartening to see an entire map of Rochester’s vacancies [black filled = vacant buildings, green fill = vacant land].  Over the next couple of months, I will attempt to make use of this and other information and sort out my scope of intention.

map source:  http://www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589941695