Rockport, Maine

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Rockport, Maine

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High Points

Rockport strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Rockport Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Rockport Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Rockport College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 7% Rockport Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Rockport Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 10% Rockport People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Rockport Short Commute Times
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Rockport Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 15% Rockport Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Rockport, Maine

Comparing Rockport to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 8
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Male Share of the Population 5 2
Racial Diversity 4 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
People Above Poverty 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 9 10
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Housing Recently Built 7 4
People Living Alone 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 7
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 9
Low Property Crime 8 9

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Rockport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 161 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 04856
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.184
Longitude -69.076

Rockport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 50 F
Jul Temp 57 to 72 F
Oct Temp 43 to 55 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
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Rockport Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,209 100%
Male 1,535 47.8%
Female 1,674 52.2%
Under 18 754 23.5%
18+ 2,455 76.5%
65+ 554 17.3%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.83
White 3,167 98.7%
African-American 5 0.2%
Asian 14 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 6 0.2%
Mixed Race 15 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 24 0.7%

Estimated Rockport Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,504
Growth 295
Growth % 9.2%

Rockport Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 26%
US/American 14.1%
Irish 9.7%
German 7.6%
Scottish 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
French (except Basque) 4.4%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Swedish 2.5%
British 2.4%
Italian 2.3%
European 2.2%
Dutch 1.8%
Hungarian 1.6%
Polish 1.4%
Finnish 1.4%
French Canadian 1.4%
Welsh 1.4%
Russian 1.2%
Canadian 1.1%
Scandinavian 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Celtic 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rockport 3,209 $56,068
Camden 5,254 $56,439
Hope 1,310 $45,781
Lincolnville 2,042 $48,500
Owls Head 1,601 $49,231
Rockland 7,609 $37,083
Thomaston 3,748 $42,319

Rockport Public Libraries

Rockport Public Library
Rockport, Maine
(207) 236-3642
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Rockport Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(207) 596-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rockport High Schools (2004)

Serves 743 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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