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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Rockland County is located in New York with a population of 325,027. Rockland County is one of the best places to live in New York. In Rockland County, most residents own their homes. In Rockland County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Rockland County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Rockland County are highly rated.
Population
325,027

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$425,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,420
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Rockland County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    69.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    82.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    827.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Rockland County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,571
National
$55,322

Rockland County Reviews

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Rockland county is a very nice family area, with good schooling and housing. The area has good restuarants and certain towns are very diverse. But the cost of living is very high. Maybe too high for certain people. A very nice nature seen with a lot of parks, some towns are more urban while others are more laid back. Most towns are really close to each other but morning commutes to New York City can be a pain. There is usually filming being done which is also cool.
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Rockland county is one of the most taxed counties. The school districts are always focused on ways to fundraise for sports. Although the academic rates are high, I feel like sports are put above academics in every aspect. As a community I feel like it should be more diverse because there are certain groups of people in one area.
Located near the Hudson River, this beautiful town has everything from pancake houses to kayaking on the river to farmer's markets. There is something for everyone!