Rockledge is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 28,316 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Rockledge is the 114th largest community in Florida.
Also of interest is that Rockledge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Rockledge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.15% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Rockledge is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The overall education level of Rockledge citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.98% of adults in Rockledge have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Rockledge in 2018 was $35,688, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,752 for a family of four. However, Rockledge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rockledge is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rockledge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockledge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rockledge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.15% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockledge include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rockledge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.