Rockport is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 3,360 people and just one neighborhood, Rockport is the 107th largest community in Maine.
Real Estate Prices
Rockport real estate is some of the most expensive in Maine, although Rockport house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Rockport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rockport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockport is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockport who work in office and administrative support (14.36%), management occupations (11.77%) and sales jobs (10.35%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.15% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Because of many things, Rockport is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rockport really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rockport perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the nice things about Rockport is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Rockport is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.97 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small town, Rockport doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.