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 office and administrative support (15.36%), sales jobs (13.62%), and management occupations (9.36%).

The city 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, Rockland has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rockland a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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.

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 15.18 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, Rockland is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.37% of adults in Rockland have a college degree.

The per capita income in Rockland in 2010 was $24,198, which is middle income relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,792 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, Italian, and European.

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