Rockland is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 17,832 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rockland is the 108th largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns 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 town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockland who work in office and administrative support (16.36%), management occupations (8.17%), and sales jobs (7.61%).
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.
One downside of living in Rockland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.79 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of Rockland overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Rockland, 24.56% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rockland in 2010 was $30,996, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,984 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, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rockland include Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rockland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.