Rocky River, OH
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Living in Rocky River


Rocky River is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 21,755 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Rocky River is the 80th largest community in Ohio.

Rocky River real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Rocky River house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Rocky River is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rocky River is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky River who work in management occupations (16.19%), sales jobs (11.59%), and healthcare (10.68%).

Also of interest is that Rocky River has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Rocky River telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Rocky River is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Rocky River is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rocky River really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rocky River perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

If knowledge is power, Rocky River is a pretty powerful place. 63.11% of the adults in Rocky River 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 Rocky River in 2018 was $58,477, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $233,908 for a family of four.

The people who call Rocky River home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rocky River residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rocky River include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Rocky River is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Arabic.