Rockport is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,175 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rockport is the 216th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Rockport was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Rockport home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Rockport real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns, Rockport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rockport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockport is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockport who work in management occupations (12.58%), teaching (12.13%) and office and administrative support (12.04%).
Of important note, Rockport is also a town of artists. Rockport has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rockport’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.41% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
In addition, Rockport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
The overall crime rate in Rockport is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Rockport is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Despite being a small town, Rockport has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The citizens of Rockport are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.58% of adults in Rockport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Rockport in 2010 was $44,848, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $179,392 for a family of four. However, Rockport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Rockport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rockport include Irish, English, Italian, German, French and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Rockport is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,199|
|ROCKPORT HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||67.90%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||32.10%|
|TYPE OF ROCKPORT HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||65.02%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.54%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||20.08%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||8.20%|
|SIZE OF ROCKPORT HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||6.68%|
|AGE OF ROCKPORT HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||4.26%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||23.14%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||22.50%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||50.10%|
|ROCKPORT REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$527,823|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,257|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.64%|
|$58,001 - $117,000||0.37%|
|$117,001 - $234,000||5.15%|
|$234,001 - $350,000||6.20%|
|$350,001 - $467,000||24.20%|
|$467,001 - $584,000||23.20%|
|$584,001 - $876,000||23.93%|
|$876,001 - $1,168,000||7.11%|
|PEOPLE OF ROCKPORT||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.32%|
|5 TO 17||12.42%|
|18 TO 24||4.63%|
|25 TO 34||9.01%|
|35 TO 54||24.12%|
|55 TO 64||18.14%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||27.35%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.65%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$70,288|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$44,848|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||5.44%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (15.01%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.88%)
Information Technology (3.96%)
Public Service (2.94%)
Real estate (2.94%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.58%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.25%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.13%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.65%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||0.71%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.16%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (23.76%)
French Canadian (3.67%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (93.80%)
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