Rocky River, OH
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Rocky River is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 20,264 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.

Rocky River is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Rocky River’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Rocky River is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Rocky River, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rocky River. 55.16% 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 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.