Rockland County, New York Population 2020

Rockland County, New York's estimated population is 327,407 with a growth rate of 0.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rockland County, New York is the 13th largest county in New York.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020327,4078560.26%
2019326,5518560.26%
2018325,6958560.26%
2017324,8391,1990.37%
2016323,6405620.17%
2015323,0781,9020.59%
2014321,1761,8460.58%
2013319,3302,1140.67%
2012317,2161,7770.56%
2011315,4392,9370.94%
2010312,50247,02717.71%
1990265,4755,9452.29%
1980259,53029,62712.89%
1970229,90393,10068.05%
1960136,80347,52753.24%
195089,27615,01520.22%
194074,26114,66224.60%
193059,59914,05130.85%
192045,548-1,325-2.83%
191046,8738,57522.39%
190038,2983,1368.92%
189035,1627,47226.98%
188027,6902,4779.82%
187025,2132,72112.10%
186022,4925,53032.60%
185016,9624,98741.65%
184011,9752,58727.56%
18309,3885516.24%
18208,8371,07913.91%
18107,7581,40522.12%
18006,3530.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.26%
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Founded
1798
County Seat
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Rockland County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White228,96770.74%
Black or African American39,71512.27%
Some Other Race26,2398.11%
Asian19,2165.94%
Two or More Races8,9722.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native5440.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander330.01%
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Rockland County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Rockland County, New York Median Age

36.1


Total

34.3


Male

37.9


Female

Rockland County, New York Adults

There are 233,621 adults, (49,645 of whom are seniors) in Rockland County, New York.

Rockland County, New York Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockland County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

165,019

50.98%

Male

158,667

49.02%

Rockland County, New York Households and Families

Rockland County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rockland County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.7%23.3%
All68.7%31.3%
Female58.6%41.4%
Male58.5%41.5%
Non Family54.9%45.1%

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All100,0053.1768.7
Married60,8163.8676.7
Non Family25,1661.2554.9
Female10,0013.6458.6
Male4,0223.5558.5

3.73

Average Family Size

3.17

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Rockland County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,3055.56%
9th to 12th Grade13,2756.52%
High School Graduate45,76822.49%
Some College33,80616.61%
Associates Degree16,7238.22%
Bachelors Degree45,32522.27%
Graduate Degree37,30718.33%
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Rockland County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White129,000119,20958,576
Hispanic32,52122,7257,153
Black26,25122,6637,198
Other Race15,3919,7212,434
Asian14,22012,8798,892
Multiple Races3,7273,2411,655
Native American422370105
Islander14

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.53%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,674$54,787$41,963
Less Than High School$22,340$25,627$16,714
High School Grad$35,084$40,581$26,981
Some College$44,122$53,193$36,143
Bachelors Degree$68,217$81,171$55,477
Graduate Degree$85,165$103,329$73,638

$49,674

Average Earnings

$54,787

Average Male

$41,963

Average Female

Rockland County, New York Language

Rockland County, New York Language by Age

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Rockland County, New York Language

61.16% of Rockland County, New York residents speak only English, while 38.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 19.76% of the population.

Rockland County, New York Poverty

Rockland County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White202,76331,05715.32%
Hispanic55,26810,21918.49%
Other25,6745,52221.51%
Black38,7853,7199.59%
Multiple8,8141,01011.46%
Asian19,0036043.18%
Native5196111.75%
Islander20630.00%

14.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.26%

Male Poverty Rate

14.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockland County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockland County, New York is Islander, with 30.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockland County, New York is Asian, with 3.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.51%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.63%
High School14.70%
Some College7.76%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.65%
Male Unemployed18.58%
Male Employed7.33%
Female Employed6.22%

Rockland County, New York Income

Rockland County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$91,108$119,472
Families$106,787$133,193
Married Families$117,100$143,372
Non Families$48,474$71,812
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Rockland County, New York Marital Status

Rockland County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockland County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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Rockland County, New York 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 35-44.

Rockland County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Rockland County, New York Veterans

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8,778

Number of Veterans

8,400

Male Veterans

378

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,058
Korea1,263
Second Gulf War950
World War II815
First Gulf War738
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Age Group Veterans
75+3,532
65 to 742,758
35 to 541,060
55 to 64937
18 to 34491
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,4274.54%
Black9863.23%
Hispanic8812.29%
Other1570.86%
Asian1140.72%
2 or More741.58%
Indian204.29%

Rockland County, New York Veterans by Education

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4.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockland County, New York Employment Status

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

61%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.82%

Born in New York

79.22%

Native Born

20.78%

Foreign Born

8.63%

Non Citizen

12.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.22% of Rockland County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 64.82% having been born in New York. 8.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990