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Rockland is a town in Plymouth County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The latitude of Rockland is 42.130N. The longitude is -70.916W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 154 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,670.
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4% of Rockland residents report German ancestry, and 32% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rockland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rockland was $23,068, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Rockland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Rockland include Lower Union Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Rockland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $617. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,228.
Libraries in Rockland include Rockland Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Rockland include Rockland Standard
The average commute time for Rockland workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rockland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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