Rockingham, VT
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Rockingham is a somewhat small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 5,118 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rockingham is the 22nd largest community in Vermont. Rockingham has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rockingham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockingham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockingham who work in office and administrative support (11.02%), teaching (9.32%), and sales jobs (9.15%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Rockingham is worth considering.

The population of Rockingham overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Rockingham, 21.21% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Rockingham in 2010 was $21,957, which is low income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,828 for a family of four. However, Rockingham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rockingham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockingham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rockingham include Irish, French , German, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Rockingham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.