Rockville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 68,079 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Rockville is the tenth largest community in Maryland.
Rockville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Rockville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Rockville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rockville is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockville who work in management occupations (13.49%), business and financial occupations (10.16%), and computer science and math (9.26%).
Also of interest is that Rockville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Rockville has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
One thing that you will notice about Rockville is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Rockville a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
In Rockville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.62 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Rockville 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 subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Rockville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rockville. 64.90% 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 Rockville in 2018 was $52,194, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $208,776 for a family of four. However, Rockville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rockville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rockville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rockville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockville include German, Irish, English, Russian, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Rockville's cultural character, accounting for 34.10% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Rockville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.