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Rockport is a town in Knox County, in the Rockland metro area.

The community was named for its rocky terrain

The latitude of Rockport is 44.184N. The longitude is -69.076W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,209.


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Median household income
Local
$47,155
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rockport demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Goose Creek
Early industries included shipbuilding, ice and the manufacture of lime
Locals mark the coming of spring by the date when a herd of Scottish cattle leave the barn and return to pasture

A statue in Rockport Marine Park commemorates a seal named Andre, whose antics in the harbor entertained onlookers for years. Andre died in 1986

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2001 movie, "In the Bedroom"
· 1993 movie, "The Man Without a Face"
Historic sites and museums: Conway Homestead
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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9% of Rockport residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rockport ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rockport was $25,498, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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42% of Rockport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Rockport include Rockport Historic District, Rockport Historic Kiln Area ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Rockport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $488.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,108.


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Libraries in Rockport include Rockport Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Rockport workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Rockport include Samoset Resort.

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