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 91.48% 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 (13.70%), office and administrative support (9.69%), and computer science and math (8.75%).

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.

One downside of living in Rockville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rockville, the average commute to work is 32.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Rockville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Rockville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Rockville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Rockville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.34% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rockville in 2010 was $49,246, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $196,984 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 15.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockville include Irish, English, Russian, and Italian.

Rockville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.53%.

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