Rockville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 68,079 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Rockville is the tenth largest community in Maryland.
Rockville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Rockville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Rockville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rockville is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockville who work in management occupations (13.49%), business and financial occupations (10.16%), and computer science and math (9.26%).
Also of interest is that Rockville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Rockville has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
One thing that you will notice about Rockville is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Rockville a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
One downside of living in Rockville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rockville, the average commute to work is 32.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Rockville is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Rockville, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Rockville is a pretty powerful place. 64.90% of the adults in Rockville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Rockville in 2018 was $52,194, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $208,776 for a family of four. However, Rockville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rockville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rockville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Rockville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockville include German, Irish, English, Russian, and Italian.
Rockville also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.10%.
The most common language spoken in Rockville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.