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The City of Rockland had a population of 7,471 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rockland is located at latitude 44.1239 and longitude -69.1305 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockland (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.84 sq. miles and a water area of 2.23 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Rockland (GNIS ID: 582698) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockland: Catawamteak, East Thomaston, Lermond's Cove, Shore Village.

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Rockland, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,471
Population in Households 7,227
Population in Familes 4,816
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density1 582
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 3,562
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 1,787
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,808 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,754 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 553 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $177,465
Average Home Value $213,385


Median Household Income $35,318
Average Household Income $50,717
Per Capita Income $24,884
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.38%
Households 0.64% 0.58%
Families 0.39% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rockland, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockland to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 84th
Population Density1 # 51 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 40 71st
Median Household Income # 96 27th
Per Capita Income # 64 52nd

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