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Overview

Introduction to Rockland, Maine

Rockland, Maine, in Knox county, is 64 miles NE of Portland, Maine and 155 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Rockland History

Rockland was once inhabited by the Abenaki Indians. It was originally known as Catawamteak, which means "great landing place." John Lermond built a camp in this area in 1767 to produce pine lumber and oak staves. At that time it was known as Lermond's Cove. It was renamed Shore village in 1777 and became the town of East Thomaston on July 28, 1848. The name was changed to Rockland in 1850. It was incorporated as a city in 1854.

Rockland and nearby Attractions

  • Farnsworth Art Museum
  • Owls Head Transportation Museum
  • Shore Village Museum
  • Birch Point State Park
  • Warren Island State Park
  • Camden Hills State Park

Things To Do In Rockland

Rockland is home to several parks and open spaces, including the Harbor Park, J C Park, the Rockland Recreation Building and Playground and the Wasgett Field. The Main Street Historic District and Rockland Residential Historic District are also worth visiting. The Rockland Golf Course is an ideal destination for golfers. One can also visit the Shore Village Museum and the William A Farnsworth Art Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Rockland Shopping Center and the Rockland Plaza Shopping Center.

Rockland Transportation

Bangor International is the nearest major airport.

Rockland Higher Education

The University of Maine at Augusta, the University of Maine at Farmington, the University of New England-University Campus and several others provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,204
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens25%
Employed Population 16+3,335
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married39.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.4%
Median Earnings25+$28,671
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,354
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,328

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,474
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work11.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone43.6%
Median Gross Rent$733
Median House Value$164,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.6%
English17%
Irish12.4%
German10%
Italian6.1%
French Except Basque5.6%
Scottish4.9%
Finnish3%
Dutch3%
Canadian2.5%
Swedish1.9%
Russian1.7%
Welsh1.6%
Austrian1.3%
Polish0.8%
Greek0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Rockland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Knox County
Standard Zip Codes4841
Phone Area Codes207
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.12
Approximate Longitude-69.13

Rockland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWEST ROCKPORT 1 NNW
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp10 to 29 F
Apr Temp34 to 50 F
Jul Temp59 to 76 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationPORT CLYDE
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 50 F
Jul Temp57 to 72 F
Oct Temp43 to 55 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationNEWCASTLE
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 57 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Thomaston1,994$57,881

Rockland Public Libraries

Rockland Public Library
80 UNION ST.
Rockland, Maine
(207) 594-0310

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Rockland Public Schools

Mid-coast Sch Of Tech-region 8
One Main Street
ZIP: 4841
(207) 594-2161
Oceanside High School East
400 Broadway
ZIP: 4841
(207) 596-2010
High
Total Enrollment 444
Rockland District Middle School
30 Broadway
ZIP: 4841
(207) 596-2020
Middle
Total Enrollment 222
South School
100 Holmes Street
ZIP: 4841
(207) 596-2008
Primary
Total Enrollment 268

Rockland Private Schools

Watershed School
24 Lincoln St
ZIP: 4841
Secondary
Total Enrollment 27
Pen Bay Christian School
1 Waldo Ave
ZIP: 4974
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
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