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Overview

Introduction to Rockville, Maryland

Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery county, is 4 miles SE of Gaithersburg, Maryland and 15 miles NW of Washington, D.C..

Rockville History

Rockville was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The community was established in 1717. Arthur Nelson obtained the first land patents between 1717 and 1735, when Rockville was a part of Prince George's County. While the community was unincorporated it was known by a number of different names, including Hungerford's Tavern, Owen's Ordinary and Daley's Tavern. Rockville was officially incorporated as a village on March 10, 1860. It was named after nearby Rock Creek. The Ohio and Baltimore Railroad arrived in the year 1873, increasing Rockville's accessibility from Washington D.C. The first trolley service in Rockville was established by the Tennallytown and Rockville Railway in 1891.

Rockville and nearby Attractions

  • Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History and Culture
  • Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge
  • Beall-Dawson House
  • Gardens at Glenview Mansion
  • Daughters of American Revolution Museum
  • National Zoo

Things To Do In Rockville

From Rockville, a number of historical sites and museums are accessible, including the Gaithersburg Community Museum, the National Capital Trolley Museum, the Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, the Beall-Dawson House and the Sandy Spring Museum. The Cabin John Regional Park includes a skating rink and a nature center, while the Wheaton Regional Park features a conservatory and also includes the Brookside Gardens. Other popular local parks include Rock Creek Regional Park, Riverbend Park and the Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge. Golfers can enjoy a round at the RedGate Municipal Golf Course. The Rockville Music Festival and Hard Times Chili Cook-off is hosted by Rockville every September.

Rockville Transportation

Washington Reagan National is the nearest major airport.

Rockville Higher Education

The city of Rockville is home to the Montgomery College of Rockville.

Demographics

People

Total Population66,420
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+35,352
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63.1%
Median Earnings25+$60,586
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,096
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,597

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,802
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation18%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,847
Median House Value$498,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.3%
German9.4%
Irish7.2%
English5.1%
Russian4.4%
Italian4.1%
African3.1%
Polish3.1%
French Except Basque1.6%
Iranian1.5%
Scottish1.1%
Arab1%
Brazilian0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Greek0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
Israeli0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Senegalese0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
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Rockville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes20850, 20851, 20853, 20852, 20854, 20855
P.O. Box Zip Codes20847, 20848, 20849, 20859
Company Zip Codes20857
Phone Area Codes240, 301
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.08
Approximate Longitude-77.15

Rockville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationROCKVILLE 1 NE
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip43 inches
StationCOLLEGE PARK
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationNATIONAL ARBORETUM DC
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethesda63,168$213,577
Gaithersburg67,417$95,056
Garrett Park1,020$223,125
Glen Echo341$203,750
Kensington2,171$172,750
Washington Grove633$122,500

Rockville Public Libraries

Montgomery County Public Libraries
21 MARYLAND AVE., SUITE 310
Rockville, Maryland
(240) 777-0002

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Rockville Hospitals

Adventist Behavioral Health Rockville
(Non-profit)
14901 Broschart Road
(301) 838-4959
Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital Of Maryland
(Non-profit)
9909 Medical Center Drive
(240) 864-6005
Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center
9901 Medical Center Drive
(240) 826-6517
Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital Of Maryland
9909 Medical Center Drive
(240) 864-6005

Rockville Public Schools

Beall Elementary
451 Beall Ave
ZIP: 20850
(301) 279-8460
Primary
Total Enrollment 811
College Gardens Elementary
1700 Yale Place
ZIP: 20850
(301) 279-8470
Primary
Total Enrollment 869
Fallsmead Elementary
1800 Greenplace Ter
ZIP: 20850
(301) 279-4984
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Gateway To College Program
850 Hungerford Dr
ZIP: 20850
(240) 453-2490
High
Total Enrollment 12
Julius West Middle
651 Great Falls Rd
ZIP: 20850
(301) 279-3979
Middle
Total Enrollment 1197
Lakewood Elementary
2534 Lindley Terrace
ZIP: 20850
(301) 279-8465
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Maryvale Elementary
1000 First St
ZIP: 20850
(301) 279-4990
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Montgomery County Evening High School Centers
850 Hungerford Dr Cesc Rm 167
ZIP: 20850
(301) 517-5005
Regional Institute For Children & Adolescents
15000 Broschart Rd
ZIP: 20850
(301) 251-6900
Other
Total Enrollment 116
Robert Frost Middle School
9201 Scott Dr
ZIP: 20850
(301) 279-3949
Middle
Total Enrollment 1139
Rock Terrace School
390 Martins Ln
ZIP: 20850
(301) 279-4940
Other
Total Enrollment 83
Thomas S. Wootton High
2100 Wootton Pkwy
ZIP: 20850
(301) 279-8550
High
Total Enrollment 2191
Carl Sandburg Center
451 Meadow Hall Dr
ZIP: 20851
(301) 279-8490
Primary
Total Enrollment 92
Meadow Hall Elementary
951 Twinbrook Pkwy
ZIP: 20851
(301) 279-4988
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Rockville High
2100 Baltimore Rd
ZIP: 20851
(301) 517-8105
High
Total Enrollment 1333
Twinbrook Elementary
5911 Ridgeway Ave
ZIP: 20851
(301) 230-5925
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Farmland Elementary
7000 Old Gate Road
ZIP: 20852
(301) 230-5919
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Luxmanor Elementary
6201 Tilden Ln
ZIP: 20852
(301) 230-5914
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Richard Montgomery High
250 Richard Montgomery Dr
ZIP: 20852
(301) 610-8000
High
Total Enrollment 2196
Tilden Middle School
11211 Old Georgetown Rd
ZIP: 20852
(301) 230-5930
Middle
Total Enrollment 797
Alternative Programs
14501 Avery Road
ZIP: 20853
(301) 279-4920
High
Total Enrollment 117
Bel Pre Elementary
15101 Bauer Drive
ZIP: 20853
(301) 460-2145
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Beverly Farms Elementary
15101 Bauer Drive
ZIP: 20853
(301) 469-1050
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Brookhaven Elementary
4610 Renn St
ZIP: 20853
(301) 460-2140
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Cashell Elementary
17101 Cashell Rd
ZIP: 20853
(301) 924-3130
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Earle B. Wood Middle
14615 Bauer Dr
ZIP: 20853
(301) 460-2150
Middle
Total Enrollment 928
Flower Valley Elementary
4615 Sunflower Dr
ZIP: 20853
(301) 924-3135
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary
14516 Nadine Dr
ZIP: 20853
(301) 460-2121
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Parkland Middle
4610 West Frankfort Dr
ZIP: 20853
(301) 438-5700
Middle
Total Enrollment 943
Rock Creek Valley Elementary
5121 Russett Rd
ZIP: 20853
(301) 460-2195
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Wheaton Woods Elementary
4510 Faroe Pl
ZIP: 20853
(301) 929-2018
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Ritchie Park Elementary
1514 Dunster Rd
ZIP: 20854
(301) 279-8475
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Col. Zadok Magruder High
5939 Muncaster Mill Rd
ZIP: 20855
(301) 840-4600
High
Total Enrollment 1526
Mill Creek Towne Elementary
17700 Park Mill Dr
ZIP: 20855
(301) 840-7149
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Redland Middle
6505 Muncaster Mill Rd
ZIP: 20855
(301) 840-4680
Middle
Total Enrollment 545

Rockville Private Schools

Academy Primary School & Child Development Center
10107 Darnestown Rd
ZIP: 20850
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Christ Episcopal School
109 S Washington St
ZIP: 20850
Elementary
Total Enrollment 117
Katherine Thomas School
9975 Medical Center Dr
ZIP: 20850
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
Primary Montessori Day School
14138 Travilah Rd
ZIP: 20850
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
The Franklin Schools
10500 Darnestown Rd
ZIP: 20850
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
The Ridge School Of Montgomery County
14915 Broschart Rd Ste 200
ZIP: 20850
Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
Good Shepherd Montessori School
1605 Veirs Mill Rd
ZIP: 20851
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Hebrew Day Institute
2200 Baltimore Rd
ZIP: 20851
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Executive Child Development Center
6006 Executive Blvd Ste 100
ZIP: 20852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Ganon Gil Preschool
6125 Montrose Rd
ZIP: 20852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Georgetown Hill Early Childhood School At Nrc
11545 Rockville Pike
ZIP: 20852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Green Acres School
11701 Danville Dr
ZIP: 20852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 283
Kennedy Krieger School
12301 Academy Way Ste B
ZIP: 20852
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 43
Montrose Christian School
5100 Randolph Rd
ZIP: 20852
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 199
Montrose School
5721 Montrose Pkwy
ZIP: 20852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Elizabeth Catholic School
917 Montrose Rd
ZIP: 20852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 534
St Marys Elementary School
600 Veirs Mill Rd
ZIP: 20852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
The Lourie Center School Of The Reginald S. Lourie
12301 Academy Way
ZIP: 20852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
White Flint Children's House
11810 Parklawn Dr
ZIP: 20852
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Melvin J Berman Hebrew Academy
13300 Arctic Ave
ZIP: 20853
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 622
Norbeck Montessori Center
4500 Muncaster Mill Rd
ZIP: 20853
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
School For Tomorrow
4511 Bestor Dr
ZIP: 20853
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
St Jude School
4820 Walbridge St
ZIP: 20853
Elementary
Total Enrollment 184
St Patrick School
4101 Norbeck Rd
ZIP: 20853
Elementary
Total Enrollment 220
Sulam School
13300 Arctic Ave
ZIP: 20853
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
The Children's Learning Center
4511 Bestor Dr Ste 1
ZIP: 20853
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
The Frost School
4915 Aspen Hill Rd
ZIP: 20853
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
Ivymount School
11614 Seven Locks Rd
ZIP: 20854
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 209
Maddux School The
11614 Seven Locks Rd
ZIP: 20854
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
St Raphael School
1513 Dunster Rd
ZIP: 20854
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
Camp Olympia Country Day School
5511 Muncaster Mill Rd
ZIP: 20855
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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