Rocky River is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 20,264 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Rocky River is the 86th largest community in Ohio.
Rocky River real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Rocky River house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Rocky River is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rocky River is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky River who work in management occupations (15.93%), office and administrative support (11.84%), and business and financial occupations (10.82%).
Also of interest is that Rocky River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Rocky River 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, Rocky River really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rocky River 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Rocky River is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Rocky River area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Rocky River is a pretty powerful place. 55.16% of the adults in Rocky River have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Rocky River in 2010 was $48,301, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,204 for a family of four.
The people who call Rocky River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rocky River residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rocky River include German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rocky River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.