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. Much of the housing stock in Rockland was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Rockland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rockland spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.28 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Rockland is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The 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.
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.