Rockport, Massachusetts Population 2024

5,051

Rockport is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. Rockport has a 2024 population of 5,051. Rockport is currently growing at a rate of 1.08% annually but its population has decreased by -3.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,247 in 2020.

The average household income in Rockport is $123,467 with a poverty rate of 4.8%. The median age in Rockport is 59.9 years: 58.3 years for males, and 61.1 years for females.

Rockport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rockport was:

  • White: 93.71%
  • Two or more races: 5.04%
  • Black or African American: 0.59%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,269.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.74% (-196)
The current population of Rockport, Massachusetts is 5,051 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,247.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,63293.71%
Two or more races2495.04%
Black or African American290.59%
Other race270.55%
Native American60.12%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rockport Population by Race

Rockport Population Pyramid 2024

Rockport Median Age

59.9

Total

58.3

Male

61.1

Female

Rockport Adults

There are 4,382 adults, (1,968 of whom are seniors) in Rockport.

Rockport Age Dependency

104.8

Age Dependency Ratio

81.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockport Sex Ratio

Female2,68254.26%
Male2,26145.74%

Rockport Population by Age

Rockport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3722.0666.833.2
Married1,1982.5682.717.3
Non Family9081.0847.552.5
Female2013.0848.851.2
Male653.431000

2.63

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rockport Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1303.2%
Associates Degree3588.81%
Bachelors Degree1,17828.99%
Graduate Degree1,23730.45%
High School Graduate46311.4%
Less Than 9th Grade120.3%
Some College68516.86%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rockport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rockport Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,8633,7452,321
2+ Races13110754
Hispanic1099339
Black292913
Other Race272714
Native American666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Rockport Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$64,583$81,164$60,658
Graduate Degree$69,583$90,486$55,313
High School Graduate$36,167$58,083$33,477
Less Than 9th Grade$11,292$10,917$0
Overall$56,582$72,260$45,924
Some College$43,698$68,889$31,131

$56,582

Average Earnings

$72,260

Average Male

$45,924

Average Female

Rockport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rockport Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rockport Language

95.16% of Rockport residents speak only English, while 4.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.44% of the population.

Rockport Language

Rockport Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,5732355.14%

4.8%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.21%

Male Poverty Rate

5.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockport is White, with 5.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockport is White, with 5.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.42%.

Rockport Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade63.25%
Some College5.47%
Bachelors or Greater2.25%
High School1.78%

Rockport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed18.8%
Male Employed5.41%
Female Employed2.48%
Male Unemployed0%

Rockport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rockport Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$131,932$155,631
Households$89,574$123,467
Married Families$136,296$-999,999,999
Non Families$46,523$69,167

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rockport Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.8%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockport Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rockport Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rockport Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rockport Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

444

Number of Veterans

444

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam266
Korea88
First Gulf War66
World War II8
Second Gulf War0

Rockport Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74191
75+179
55 to 6442
35 to 5432
18 to 340

Rockport Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White42210.26%
2+ Races2210.68%

Rockport Veterans by Race

Rockport Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockport Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Rockport Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rockport Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rockport Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.18%

Born in Rockport

96.66%

Native Born

3.34%

Foreign Born

1.19%

Non Citizen

2.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.66% of Rockport residents were born in the United States, with 63.18% having been born in Massachusetts. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Rockport Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,051541.08%
20234,997541.09%
20224,943541.1%
20214,889-358-6.82%
20205,247-13-0.25%
20195,260150.29%
20185,2452434.86%
20175,002-99-1.94%
20165,1012555.26%
20154,846140.29%
20144,832-134-2.7%
20134,966-129-2.53%
20125,0951432.89%
20114,952-14-0.28%
20104,96600%

Rockport Population by Year