Rockland, ME
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Rockland is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 7,237 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Rockland is the 41st largest community in Maine. Rockland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Rockland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rockland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockland is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockland who work in sales jobs (14.21%), office and administrative support (13.66%), and food service (9.41%).

Rockland is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.28 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Rockland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Rockland citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.13% of adults in Rockland have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rockland in 2010 was $24,239, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,956 for a family of four. However, Rockland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rockland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rockland include Irish, German, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Rockland is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Vietnamese.