Rockville, MD
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Rockville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 66,980 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Rockville is the tenth largest community in Maryland.

Rockville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Rockville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Rockville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rockville is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockville who work in management occupations (14.64%), office and administrative support (9.12%), and computer science and math (8.56%).

Also of interest is that Rockville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Rockville has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Of important note, Rockville is also a city of artists. Rockville has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rockville’s character.

In Rockville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.02 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Rockville is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Rockville, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Rockville is a pretty powerful place. 63.98% of the adults in Rockville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Rockville in 2010 was $49,399, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $197,596 for a family of four.

Rockville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rockville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rockville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockville include Irish, English, Italian, and Russian.

In addition, Rockville has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (35.03%).

The most common language spoken in Rockville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.