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Overview

Introduction to Rockland, Massachusetts

Rockland, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 5 miles NE of Brockton, Massachusetts and 17 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Rockland History

In 1673, Timothy Hatherly led fellow Europeans to this area. The town forged its own identity and got incorporated in March 1874. The name Rockland was based on the rocky nature of the area which made it more suitable for industry and mills rather than farming. Rockland also served as a landing strip for the South Weymouth Naval Air Station during the twentieth century.

Rockland and nearby Attractions

  • Rockland Golf Course
  • Rockland Memorial Library
  • Rockland Plaza
  • Rockland Town Hall
  • Studleys Pond
  • Lower Union Street Historic District

Things To Do In Rockland

Rockland has facilities for all kinds of interesting and recreational activities. Whether you want to see a movie, relax outdoors in a park, play golf or any other sport, you will get enough options. A number of interesting local celebrations and festivals are also held in the town and neighboring areas.

Rockland Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Rockland Higher Education

The Massasoit Community College is close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,725
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+9,357
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.8%
Median Earnings25+$45,096
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,278
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,504

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,090
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,206
Median House Value$271,700

Ancestry

Irish34.7%
Italian19.2%
English11.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.8%
French Except Basque6.9%
Polish4.9%
Swedish3.1%
Scottish3%
Canadian2.8%
Greek2.3%
Brazilian1.6%
Portuguese1.1%
West Indian0.9%
Arab0.9%
US/American0.8%
Russian0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
Haitian0.6%
African0.6%
Cape Verdean0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Lebanese0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Rockland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2370
Phone Area Codes339,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.13
Approximate Longitude-70.91

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)

StationBROCKTON
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abington16,196$93,519
Avon4,476$89,423
Brockton94,813$60,696
Hanson1,757$118,750
Holbrook11,008$83,696
Whitman14,767$92,348

Rockland Public Libraries

Rockland Memorial Library
20 BELMONT ST.
Rockland, Massachusetts
(781) 878-1236

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Rockland Public Schools

Jefferson Elementary School
93 George Street
ZIP: 2370
(781) 871-8400
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
John W Rogers Middle
100 Taunton Avenue
ZIP: 2370
(781) 878-4341
Middle
Total Enrollment 735
Memorial Park
1 Col Brian Duffy Way
ZIP: 2370
(781) 878-1367
Primary
Total Enrollment 200
R Stewart Esten
733 Summer Street
ZIP: 2370
(781) 878-8336
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Rockland Senior High
52 Mackinlay Way
ZIP: 2370
(781) 871-0541
High
Total Enrollment 640

Rockland Private Schools

Calvary Chapel Academy
175 Market St
ZIP: 2370
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 103
Holy Family Elementary School
6 Delprete Ave
ZIP: 2370
Elementary
Total Enrollment 396
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