Rockville, MD
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Living in Rockville


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 noticeable about Rockville, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Rockville is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Rockville a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One downside of living in Rockville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.62 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Rockville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Rockville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Rockville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Rockville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.90% 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 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.