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Rockland, ID

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Overview


Rockland is a tiny city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 254 people and just one neighborhood, Rockland is the 133rd largest community in Idaho.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rockland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockland is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockland who work in management occupations (17.54%), business and financial occupations (17.54%), and teaching (12.28%).

Also of interest is that Rockland 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 Rockland telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 22.81% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Rockland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rockland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rockland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

As is often the case in a small city, Rockland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The education level of Rockland citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.32% of adults in Rockland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rockland in 2018 was $21,195, which is low income relative to Idaho and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,780 for a family of four. However, Rockland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rockland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockland residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Rockland include English, German, Irish, Swiss, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in Rockland is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Rockland, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 2 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.1% of America.

In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.4% of all neighborhoods in America, with 31.1% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 97.7% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Modes of Transportation

More people in choose to walk to work each day (11.9%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Native American and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 2.3% have Swiss ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Rockland are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 72.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 77.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 39.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 22.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.4%), and 10.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Rockland, ID, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (16.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.5%), and residents who report Mexican roots (11.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (10.7%), along with some Native American ancestry residents (9.7%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (61.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (11.9%) and 6.9% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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