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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Rockdale County is located in Georgia with a population of 88,482. In Rockdale County, most residents own their homes. In Rockdale County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rockdale County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Rockdale County are above average.
Population
88,482

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Rockdale County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    405.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    87.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    187.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    654.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,898
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    380.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Rockdale County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,175
National
$55,322

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    Rockdale County Reviews

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    Love this community! My family has lived here for almonds almost 20 years. Convenient, safe as any place and excellent walking/jogging trails. Only downside is lack of quality restaurants. Otherwise, great place to live!
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    Rockdale County is located about 3o miles away from the city of Atlanta. The commute can be anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on the amount of traffic. In regards to property value, you can purchase larger homes for the same price as the listed cottage homes located within the city. You are just far enough away from Atlanta, so you do not have to deal with large crowds and closed streets during major entertainment events. At the same time, you can easily plan to attend events without needing to reserve a hotel in town.
    I have lived in Rockdale County for 7 months now. I absolutely love it here. It’s very safe and quiet. You can raise a family here with no problem. The school system is great and has a lot of resources for the kids to be successful. There are various restaurants and other businesses on HW20 and HW138. You will encounter some traffic during rush hour like many cities. Most of the roads are paved and well maintained unlike unlike Atlanta. The county is well kept with very little trash on the roadway.