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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 21,510 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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.97% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Rocky River is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rocky River a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rocky River has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rocky River’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rocky River. 63.11% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

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.