Rocklin, CA
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Rocklin is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 67,221 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Rocklin is the 151st largest community in California.

Housing costs in Rocklin are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Rocklin is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rocklin is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocklin who work in sales jobs (13.57%), management occupations (12.75%), and office and administrative support (12.12%).

Also of interest is that Rocklin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.83% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Rocklin is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rocklin a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rocklin has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rocklin’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Rocklin ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Rocklin, 42.92% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Rocklin in 2010 was $39,640, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $158,560 for a family of four. However, Rocklin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rocklin is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rocklin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rocklin residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rocklin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rocklin include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Rocklin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.