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
Unlike some towns, Rock Hall isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rock Hall are a mix of both white- and blue-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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.28% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
One of the nice things about Rock Hall is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
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.