Rocky Ridge is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,968 people and just one neighborhood, Rocky Ridge is the 167th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Rocky Ridge was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Rocky Ridge are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Rocky Ridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rocky Ridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rocky Ridge is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Ridge who work in office and administrative support (14.30%), healthcare (12.58%) and management occupations (7.64%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.69% 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
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Rocky Ridge has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rocky Ridge a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Rocky Ridge is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rocky Ridge, the average commute to work is 32.37 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.