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 2017: $49,151 (it was $32,879 in 2000)
Rockland:

$49,151
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,101 (it was $16,323 in 2000)

Rockland town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $160,221 (it was $81,600 in 2000)
Rockland:

$160,221
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $224,032; detached houses: $232,408; townhouses or other attached units: $175,570; in 2-unit structures: $296,715; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $324,817; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $88,673; mobile homes: $101,983
March 2019 cost of living index in Rockland: 101.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Rockland, NY (2010)
    • 3,23585.7%White alone
    • 3228.5%Hispanic
    • 922.4%Black alone
    • 581.5%Two or more races
    • 501.3%Asian alone
    • 140.4%American Indian alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone

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

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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, New York map

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

This town:

4.9%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Rockland town:

2.1% ($1,708)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

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 )

Latitude: 41.93 N, Longitude: 74.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 845

Distribution of median household income in Rockland, NY in 2017
Rockland satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $66,700
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $301,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Rockland, NY residents
Average permit cost in Rockland, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
New York:

4.1%
Historical population in Rockland, NY
Historical housing units in Rockland, NY
Most common industries in Rockland, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Health care (18.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Rockland, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)

Average climate in Rockland, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rockland, New York average temperatures Rockland, New York average precipitation Rockland, New York humidity Rockland, New York wind speed Rockland, New York snowfall Rockland, New York sunshine Rockland, New York clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.9. This is better than average.

City:

56.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.789
Ozone Level

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.:

33.3

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 Rockland 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 the city 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 Rockland 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 (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Hurricanes: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockland topographic map

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)

Private elementary/middle schools in Rockland:

  • YESHIVA PRIMARY & JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 116, Location: 21010 UNION TPKE, Grades: PK-8)
  • HOLY MARTYRS ARMENIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 79, Location: 20915 HORACE HARDING EXPY, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Rockland

Points of interest:

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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

Birthplace of: Dominick Trinchera - Mobster.

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

For population 15 years and over in Rockland:

Marital status in Rockland, NY
  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rockland, NY (based on Sullivan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,35221
Other9,81731
Mainline Protestant4,94744
Evangelical Protestant1,39918
Orthodox602
None45,972-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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.
New York:

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

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.99 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.1%
State:

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

16.4%
New York:

15.6%

5.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,876 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Orange County, NY  1.43% ($38,867 average AGI)
from Kings County, NY  0.64% ($51,528)
from Ulster County, NY  0.44% ($37,797)


6.12% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,062 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Orange County, NY  1.29% ($43,111 average AGI)
to Ulster County, NY  0.44% ($45,435)
to Kings County, NY  0.20% ($35,018)

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)
Rockland fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Rockland fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 64Number of bridges
  • 679ft / 207mTotal length
  • $113,837,000Total costs
  • 146,167Total average daily traffic
  • 15,350Total average daily truck traffic
  • 162,709Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rockland, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 3Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 31930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 281960-1969
  • 51980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rockland, NY

FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 859.512 MHz, 857.512 MHz, 858.512 MHz, 859.012 MHz, 858.137 MHz, 859.162 MHz, 854.962 MHz, 854.987 MHz, 855.212 MHz, 855.462 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:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rockland, NY
  • 73.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.8%Wood
  • 8.3%Electricity
  • 6.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rockland, NY
  • 72.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 16.4%Electricity
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Utility gas


Rockland compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value 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.
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