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Rockland, Maine - Basic Facts

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The City of Rockland had a population of 7,469 as of July 1, 2018. Rockland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maine. See peer rankings below.

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, 2018.

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, 2018)


Total Population 7,469
Population in Households 7,233
Population in Familes 4,827
Population in Group Qrtrs 236
Population Density2 582
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $39,239
Average Household Income $56,086
Per Capita Income $26,978


Total Housing Units 4,080 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,809 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,693 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 578 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $173,757
Average Home Value $207,463


Total Households 3,502
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 1,743
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.28% 0.39%
Households 0.28% 0.36%
Families -0.01% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

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, 2018 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 # 23 83rd
Population Density # 50 62nd
Diversity Index # 29 80th
Median Household Income # 91 31st
Per Capita Income # 63 52nd

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