Rockland, New York

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Population in 2010: 3,775. Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 
Males: 1,903  (50.4%)
Females: 1,872  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  44.6 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12758.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,586 (it was $32,879 in 2000)
Rockland:

$41,586
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,098 (it was $16,323 in 2000)

Rockland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $149,750 (it was $81,600 in 2000)
Rockland:

$149,750
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $205,813; Detached houses: $217,981; Townhouses or other attached units: $147,594; In 2-unit structures: $165,744; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $230,765; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $363,002; Mobile homes: $104,724
Rockland races chart
  • White alone - 3,235 (85.7%)
  • Hispanic - 322 (8.5%)
  • Black alone - 92 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 58 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 50 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.1%)

Races in Rockland detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rockland: 187.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Rockland, NY collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (23.1%), Irish (16.4%), Italian (13.1%), United States (9.6%), English (8.4%), Dutch (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1280 feet

Land area: 94.3 square miles.

Population density: 40 people per square mile   (very low).

Rockland,NY real estate house value index trend

Rockland, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Rockland:

  • High school or higher: 74.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockland town:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

190 residents are foreign born (2.5% Europe, 1.6% Asia).

This town:  4.9%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Rockland town:  2.1% ($1,708)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Rockland satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (56.5 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (89.0 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (89.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Livingston Manor, NY (1.5 miles ), Roscoe, NY (2.2 miles ), Liberty, NY (3.2 miles ), Colchester, NY (3.2 miles ), Jeffersonville, NY (3.4 miles ), Fremont, NY (3.5 miles ), Neversink, NY (3.6 miles ), Hardenburgh, NY (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $66,300
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $456,400
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $271,700
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $222,200
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $322,200
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $225,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.93 N, Longitude: 74.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 845

Rockland household income distribution Rockland home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

Work and jobs in Rockland: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rockland, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rockland-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Rockland town center injured 12 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.2 miles away from the town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockland-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 185.4 miles away from Rockland center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 127.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 289.4 miles away from Rockland center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 196.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sullivan County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockland topographic map

Birthplace of: Dominick Trinchera - Mobster.

Hospitals and medical centers near Rockland:

  • ROSCOE REGIONAL REHAB AND RESIDENTIAL H C F (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ROSCOE, NY)
  • SDTC - THE CENTER FOR DISCOVERY (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LIBERTY, NY)
  • ACHIEVE REHAB AND NURSING FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LIBERTY, NY)
  • SULLIVAN COUNTY ADULT CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LIBERTY, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockland:

  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (about 25 miles; Delhi, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,911)
  • Ulster County Community College (about 36 miles; Stone Ridge, NY; FT enrollment: 2,207)
  • SUNY Oneonta (about 40 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 6,081)
  • Orange County Community College (about 40 miles; Middletown, NY; FT enrollment: 4,742)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (about 41 miles; New Paltz, NY; FT enrollment: 7,319)
  • Bard College (about 48 miles; Annandale-On-Hudson, NY; FT enrollment: 3,137)
  • Culinary Institute of America (about 48 miles; Hyde Park, NY; FT enrollment: 3,869)

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Notable locations in Rockland: Beaverkill Campground (A), Hi-Li International Boys Camp (B), Acadia Camp (C), Roscoe Campsites (D), Hunter Lake Campground (E), Livingston Manor Rest Area (F), Mongaup Pond Campsite (G), Onteora Scout Reservoir (H), Our Lady of Lourdes Camp (I), Covered Bridge Campsite (J), Camp Raleigh (K), Twin Village Golf Club (L), Roscoe Free Library (M), Livingston Manor Free Library (N), Livingston Manor Fire Department (O), Rockland - Roscoe Volunteer Ambulance (P), Beaverkill Valley Fire Department (Q), Roscoe Rockland Fire Department (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rockland include: Hendrickson Memorial Chapel (A), Beaverkill Valley Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverview Cemetery (1), Saint Aloysius Cemetery (2), Bonaire Cemetery (3), Orchard Street Cemetery (4), Agudas Achim Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Knickerbocker Pond (A), Maple Lake (B), Mongaup Pond (C), Mud Pond (D), North Pond (E), Orchard Lake (F), Paradise Lake (G), Quick Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gee Brook (A), Willowemoc Creek (B), Bascom Brook (C), Hazel Brook (D), Sprague Brook (E), Abe Wood Brook (F), Sucker Brook (G), Voorhees Brook (H), Berry Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sullivan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 60.6. This is better than average.

City:

60.6
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.314. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.314
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 11.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

20.2
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.0%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  10.3%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

14.0%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

7.4%
16 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Rockland in 2000:

  • 28 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Rockland compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (73%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rockland town (based on Sullivan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.64%
Here: 44.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents55.8%22.5%9.5%3.0%2.6%
Congregations13.3%11.1%30.0%4.4%8.9%
NameReformed Church in AmericaFree Methodist Church of North AmericaEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.6%0.9%0.8%0.7%2.6%
Congregations5.6%3.3%3.3%5.6%14.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 31
Sullivan County:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Sullivan County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Sullivan County:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 84
Here:

10.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

24.1%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

15.6%

4.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
New York average:

5.06%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($353 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orange County, NY  1.19% ($38,695 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.31% ($33,115)
from Queens County, NY  0.29% ($68,654)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
New York average:

5.46%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($331 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orange County, NY  1.31% ($39,674 average AGI)
to Ulster County, NY  0.41% ($36,397)
to Queens County, NY  0.18% ($43,460)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockland:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDLA (1270 AM; 5 kW; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVOS (1240 AM; 1 kW; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockland:

  • WJFF (90.5 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: RADIO CATSKILL)
  • WPDA (106.1 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGWR (88.1 FM; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDLA-FM (92.1 FM; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WDNB (102.1 FM; JEFFERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: DE WIT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVOS-FM (95.9 FM; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSUL (98.3 FM; MONTICELLO, NY; Owner: REYNOLDS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPDH (101.5 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZAD (97.3 FM; WURTSBORO, NY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WFNP (88.7 FM; ROSENDALE, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • WRHV (88.7 FM; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WOSR (91.7 FM; MIDDLETOWN, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WPGP (88.3 FM; TAFTON, PA; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WDHI (100.3 FM; DELHI, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WQFN (100.1 FM; FOREST CITY, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Rockland:

  • W30AZ (Channel 30; LIBERTY, NY; Owner: JOHN MESTER INCOME FAMILY TRUST)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Rockland, New York:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
New York average:
  • Fatal accident count: 143
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 200
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 153
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 372
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30
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: 63
Total length: 238 meters (781ft)
Total costs: $174,565,000
Total average daily traffic: 143,243
Total average daily truck traffic: 16,768

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 3
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 4
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 28
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 11
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Rockland, NY

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • CSSUL-20, Huber Road (Lat: 41.907500 Lon: -74.895833), Type: Upole, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQHC958
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.987 MHz, 855.212 MHz, 855.462 MHz, 855.712 MHz, 855.737 MHz, 855.987 MHz, 856.212 MHz, 856.262 MHz, 856.437 MHz, 856.487 MHz... (+39 more)
    Grant Date: 06/29/2007, Expiration Date: 06/29/2017, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2011, Certifier: Thomas J Cowper
    Registrant: Nys Dhses Office Of Interoperable And Emergency Communications, State Office Campus Building 22, 1220 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12226, Phone: (518) 322-4912, Fax: (518) 322-4975, Email:

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