Rockland is a city located in Knox County Maine. It is also the county seat of Knox County. With a 2020 population of 6,864, it is the 22nd largest city in Maine and the 5421st largest city in the United States. Rockland is currently declining at a rate of -0.52% annually and its population has decreased by -4.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,172 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Rockland has a population density of 535 people per square mile.
The average household income in Rockland is $59,713 with a poverty rate of 11.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $761 per month, and the median house value is $169,300. The median age in Rockland is 45.2 years, 41.6 years for males, and 46.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rocklandwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
95.99% of Rockland residents speak only English, while 4.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.75% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockland is White, with 12.10% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockland is Multiple, with 6.87% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.28%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Rockland
98.35% of Rockland residents were born in the United States, with 55.67% having been born in Maine. 1.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.