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.
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 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 (15.49%), sales jobs (8.68%), and management occupations (8.43%).
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, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
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, 24.57% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rockland in 2010 was $31,183, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,732 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 French .
The most common language spoken in Rockland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.