Profile for Rockland, Maine, ME
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"Lobster Capital of the World"
Rockland is a city in Knox County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its limestone quarries
The latitude of Rockland is 44.103N. The longitude is -69.109W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 23 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,613.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Rockland demographic reports
Rockland is on Penobscot Bay
Former and merged names include:
· East Thomaston
Three major industries prospered here in the 19th century - shipbuilding, salt manufacture and lime burning
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 17. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1993 movie, "The Man Without a Face"
· 2001 movie, "In the Bedroom"
Well-known residents have included:
· Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet
Local festivals include:
- Maine Lobster Festival - Aug. 1-5, 2007
- Maine Lobster Ride & Roll - July 21, 2007
- North Atlantic Blues Festival - July 14-15, 2007
- Friendship Sloop Days - July 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rockland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Farnsworth Art Museum, Shore Village Museum, Wyeth Center, Owls Head Transportation Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
6% of Rockland residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $16,659, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Rockland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Rockland festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Maine Lobster Festival - A
- North Atlantic Blues Festival - J
- Maine Lobster Ride & Roll - J
- Friendship Sloop Days - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Rockland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $417. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $787.
Libraries in Rockland include Rockland Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Rockland include Knox County Courier-Gazette, Rockland Free Press
The average commute time for Rockland workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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