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Rockland, Maine - Basic Facts

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The City of Rockland had a population of 7,432 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 7,432
Daytime Population: Workers 9,169
Daytime Population: Residents 3,395
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,564
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.69
Population in Households 7,186
Population in Familes 4,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 246
Population Density2 579
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $37,393
Average Household Income $53,496
Per Capita Income $26,043


Total Housing Units 4,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,800 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,719 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 575 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $173,228
Average Home Value $205,889


Total Households 3,519
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 1,762
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 0.25% 0.38%
Households 0.38% 0.48%
Families 0.14% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 2017 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 Density # 52 61st
Diversity Index # 32 76th
Median Household Income # 91 31st
Per Capita Income # 64 52nd

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