Rocky River, OH
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Living in Rocky River


Rocky River is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 19,986 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 88.10% 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 (16.65%), office and administrative support (11.90%), and business and financial occupations (9.81%).

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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rocky River. 58.49% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rocky River in 2018 was $51,300, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,200 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, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Rocky River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Arabic.