ePodunk - The power of place
PLACE SEARCH
   State:    
Include former names         Go To:
Advanced search | Cemetery search
ROCKPORT COMMUNITY PROFILE
Massachusetts > All counties > Essex County > Rockport
QUICK LINKS

Profile for Rockport, Massachusetts, MA

Rockport postcard post card - Stone wharves, Rockport, MA
Stone wharves, Rockport, MA

Send us your Rockport photos:

Tell us the pros & cons of Rockport
Blog about Rockport
Rockport map

Sponsored Ads

Summer resort area

Rockport is a town in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The latitude of Rockport is 42.655N. The longitude is -70.62W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 131 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,767.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$50,661
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rockport demographic reports
Rockport is on the Atlantic Ocean, at the end of Cape Ann.
Rockport was once a shipping center for granite from nearby quarries.
Local resident Ellis Stenman built a house and furniture made of newspapers - about 100,000 copies.
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 0.1 per 1,000 people.
Katherine Anne Porter finished her novel, "Ship of Fools," while staying here at the Yankee Clipper Inn.
Well-known residents have included:
· Paula Cole, singer
· Andrew Stanton, movie director and producer
Local festivals include:
  • Harvest Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rockport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Halibut Point State Park, The Headlands
Historic sites and museums: Babson Museum, Sandy Bay Historical Society & Museums
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.)
Quotes:
Modern Rockport is an artist's paradise, with neat wooden houses crowding close around the harbor, still looking seaward and away from the bleak and boulder-strewn moorlands of the interior Cape.
-- WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937

Listed places near Rockport

Click on a group to see the items on the map
 
Please wait while the map loads... click here to force load
Rockport
Essex County
Massachusetts
Add extra pins to the map by clicking on the list above the map. You may click the displayed pins for more information, or search the displayed pins by using the above search field.
Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Rockport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01966 ZIP code.

Rockport, MA locator map
(Also see local map below.)
Rockport Web sites

Ancestry & family history

6% of Rockport residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rockport ancestry & family history guide.

Post a query on a message board:

Records & databases:

Attractions
Cemeteries
Communities
Companies
Courts & laws
Crime
Deaths
Disability access & rights
Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rockport was $29,294, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

44% of Rockport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Rockport festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Rockport
Health
Historical societies
Historical societies
History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Rockport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $626.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,552.


Jobs
Libraries

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

Maps

Media outlets
Military
Obituaries
Organizations
Parks & recreation
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics
Postal Service
Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Rockport workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Transit
Travel

Hotels in Rockport include Emerson Inn by the Sea.

Weather
Wildlife

Browse list of Massachusetts community profiles



Job Search
what
job title, keywords, or company name
where
city, state, zip code
jobs by Indeed


EPODUNK USER REVIEWS & BLOGS

LOCAL GUIDES

More info about Rockport:

RECORD SEARCHES
EPODUNK EXTRAS
OTHER EPODUNKS
FEEDBACK

Send us your corrections and additions



QUOTES
“ Modern Rockport is an artist's paradise, with neat wooden houses crowding close around the harbor, still looking seaward and away from the bleak and boulder-strewn moorlands of the interior Cape. ”
~ WPA Guide to Massachusetts, 1937

Search Health Care Jobs





powered by HospitalJobsOnline.com
College Search

Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.

Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!