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.

One downside of living in Rockville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.02 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Rockville is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Rockville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rockville. 63.98% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.

Rockville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 35.03%.

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