Rockland is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 17,960 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rockland is the 108th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Rockland 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 Massachusetts.
Rockland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rockland is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockland who work in office and administrative support (13.74%), management occupations (10.41%), and sales jobs (7.88%).
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.
In Rockland, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Rockland is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The percentage of people in Rockland who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.96% of adults in Rockland have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rockland in 2010 was $35,556, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,224 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 Irish, Italian, English, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Rockland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Portuguese.