Rocky River, OH
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Rocky River is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 20,376 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 91.42% 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 (14.73%), sales jobs (11.83%), and business and financial occupations (11.00%).

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.

In addition, Rocky River is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Rocky River, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Rocky River is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.36% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rocky River in 2010 was $43,668, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,672 for a family of four. However, Rocky River contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Arabic and Other Indo-European.