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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Rockland County is located in New York with a population of 322,642. Rockland County is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Rockland County offers residents a suburban feel and 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
322,642

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$420,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,367
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
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
    70
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    32
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    80
    500
  • Theft
    866
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,134
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Rockland County Reviews

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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!
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It is a very nice county, good schools, quiet neighborhoods, and reachable entertainment. Roughly 30 minutes to NYC, Westchester, and right next to the New Jersey Border. It is more expensive real estate and tax wise, but for the safety, school quality, and proximity to other areas, it is close to worth it for the cost.
If you're of a wealthy status you can afford to live and here and blend in. I didn't like that the neighborhoods were so segregated and the people there are not that friendly to you if you're of another race other than white. The school systems are good for elelmentary students but when they get to middle and high school, the core curriculum is lagging behind. Nice houses in sparkill and when you're going further up Rockland.