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.
Unlike some towns, Rockland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rockland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockland who work in office and administrative support (12.44%), management occupations (9.96%), and sales jobs (9.52%).
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.
Despite being a small town, Rockland has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
In terms of college education, Rockland is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.50% of adults in Rockland have a college degree.
The per capita income in Rockland in 2010 was $37,755, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,020 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.