Rock Hall is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 1,312 people and just one neighborhood, Rock Hall is the 214th largest community in Maryland.
Occupations and Workforce
Rock Hall is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rock Hall is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rock Hall who work in management occupations (15.42%), food service (11.08%) and office and administrative support (8.68%).
Of important note, Rock Hall is also a town of artists. Rock Hall has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rock Hall’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.28% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Rock Hall is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Rock Hall 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Rock Hall, a lot of people use a ferryboat to get to work every day though Rock Hall is a relatively small town. Those that ride a ferryboat are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.