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 67,117 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Rockville is the 12th 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 92.31% 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 (14.05%), business and financial occupations (10.18%), and computer science and math (9.38%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.82% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rockville, the average commute to work is 32.50 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 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 64.19% 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 $54,611, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,444 for a family of four.

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 15.39% 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 33.52% of the city’s population.

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