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Population (year 2000): 17,670. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,839 (+1.0% change)
Males: 8,458 (47.9%), Females: 9,212 (52.1%)

Median resident age: 36.3 years
Median household income: $50,613 (year 2000)
Median house value: $162,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Rockland:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.2%)
  • Black (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (36.9%), Italian (16.0%), English (15.1%), French (6.4%), United States (5.9%), German (4.7%).

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Elevation: 140 feet

Rockland,

For population 25 years and over in Rockland

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockland town

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

2.4% Foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.4% North America).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (5.6 miles Weymouth, pop. 53,988).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (17.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (228.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Abington, (2.3 miles MA (3.7 miles Whitman, MA (5.6 miles Weymouth, MA (6.3 miles Hanson, MA (6.6 miles Holbrook,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 79 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 1997: 55 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1998: 79 buildings, average cost: $77,800
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2005: 99 buildings, average cost: $123,300

Latitude: 42.13 N, Longitude: 70.92 W

Area codes: 781, 339

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.9%), Retail trade (12.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.4%).


 

Crime in Rockland by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 5 3 8 6 4 2
    per 100,000 28.3 17.0 45.3 34.0 22.6 11.3
Robberies 5 4 5 11 11 17
    per 100,000 28.3 22.6 28.3 62.3 62.3 96.2
Assaults 82 87 95 44 62 12
    per 100,000 464.1 492.4 537.6 249.0 350.9 67.9
Burglaries 75 82 38 65 81 46
    per 100,000 424.4 464.1 215.1 367.9 458.4 260.3
Thefts 275 236 117 180 280 246
    per 100,000 1556.3 1335.6 662.1 1018.7 1584.6 1392.2
Auto thefts 51 51 52 73 66 36
    per 100,000 288.6 288.6 294.3 413.1 373.5 203.7
227.7 221.1 199.2 181.6 223.3 137.2


Average climate in Rockland, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rockland,

Rockland-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Rockland city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.1 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


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Main business address for: INDEPENDENT BANK CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), BIOSPHERE MEDICAL INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Rockland:
  • SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MA)
  • BROCKTON HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; BROCKTON, MA)
  • HEALTHSOUTH BRAINTREE REHAB HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; BRAINTREE, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rockland:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 17 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 35 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 45 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rockland:
  • CRANLAND (about 10 miles; HANSON, MA; ID: 28M)
  • MONPONSETT POND (about 11 miles; HALIFAX, MA; ID: MA6)
  • MARSHFIELD MUNICIPAL - GEORGE HARLOW FIELD (about 18 miles; MARSHFIELD, MA; ID: 3B2)

Amtrak stations near Rockland:
  • 17 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockland:
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; BROCKTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,161)
  • QUINCY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; QUINCY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,528)
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 11 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; FT enrollment: 6,843)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 13 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 13 miles; EASTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON (about 17 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 9,248)
  • EMERSON COLLEGE (about 19 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,697)
Public high school in Rockland:
  • ROCKLAND SENIOR HIGH (Students: 995; Location: 34 MACKINLAY WAY; Grades: 08 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rockland:
  • JOHN W ROGERS MIDDLE (Students: 670; Location: 100 TAUNTON AVENUE; Grades: 05 - 07)
  • R STEWART ESTEN (Students: 406; Location: 733 SUMMER STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • MEMORIAL PARK (Students: 347; Location: COL BRIAN DUFFY WAY; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 304; Location: 34 JAMES STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Rockland:
  • HOLY FAMILY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 6 DEL PRETE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SUPER KIDS OF ROCKLAND (Students: 25; Location: 330 PLEASANT ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Rockland:
  • ROCKLAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $401,071; Location: 20 BELMONT ST.; 58,883 books; 1,715 audio materials; 1,012 video materials; 93 serial subscriptions)

Rockland compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockland:
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBET (1460 AM; 5 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: KJI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockland:
  • WRPS (88.3 FM; ROCKLAND, MA; Owner: ROCKLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WATD-FM (95.9 FM; MARSHFIELD, MA; Owner: MARSHFIELD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rockland:
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)

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