For population 25 years and over in Rockland:
For population 15 years and over in Rockland town:
426 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.4% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Weymouth, MA (5.6 miles , pop. 53,988).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (16.1 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (184.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Abington, MA (1.4 miles ), Hanover, MA (1.6 miles ), Whitman, MA (1.9 miles ), Norwell, MA (2.2 miles ), Holbrook, MA (2.3 miles ), Hanson, MA (2.3 miles ), Weymouth, MA (2.4 miles ), Weymouth Town, MA (2.4 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.13 N, Longitude: 70.91 W
Area codes: 781, 339
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Rockland detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 38 (31 officers).
Work and jobs in Rockland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Rockland, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rockland-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the Rockland town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Rockland-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 63.5 miles away from Rockland center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 34.8 miles away from Rockland center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Plymouth County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: John H. Flavell - Psychologist, Jonathan Togo - Actor, John R. Buckley - Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, PJ Ladd - Skateboarder.
Hospitals/medical centers in Rockland:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Rockland:
See full list of schools located in Rockland, map of school districts: ROCKLAND
Private elementary/middle schools in Rockland:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.295. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Rockland and their reported violations in the past:ABINGTON/ROCKLAND JOINT WTR. WORKS (Population served: 32706, Surface_water):
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People in group quarters in Rockland in 2000:
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Banks with branches in Rockland (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Rockland town (based on Plymouth County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.75%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 85
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 139
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
Number of full-service restaurants: 361
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($60,926 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($402 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.02% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,677 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($247 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Rockland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total average daily traffic: 126,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,600
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 198,992
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rockland)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Rockland, MA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rockland)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Rockland)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rockland, MA
Total of 36 patent applications in 2008-2014.