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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    C
Rockwood is a town in Virginia with a population of 8,235. Rockwood is in Chesterfield County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Rockwood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rockwood there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Rockwood and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Rockwood are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Rockwood 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Rockwood

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,000
National
$55,322
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Rockwood Reviews

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The local businesses are pretty normal. Grocery stores, health club fitness places, plenty of restaurants whether it be sit down or fast food. The mom-and-pop stores have actually improved. A lot of them have started to open small delis & sell hot & cold food. The community is definitely expanding. A lot of road construction has been done due to the traffic. Most shopping centers have all the stores you need so you don't have to go place to place. Grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants all in the same shopping center. So, yes I do think you can get everything you need out here.
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It's obviously not the best place in the world, with all the issues we have, but it's like every other place you would go. There will always be a negative perspective in life. Over all I would choose to live here again if it was a major decision. The other reasons would be because I have family here and it would be the same knowing that I'm leaving my family behind.
It's not all that well. A lot of jobs say entry-level, but yet you need 2 years experience. It's hard here. If you don't have experience in whatever you are looking for don't waste your time. If looking for employment go for what you know. There are a handful of jobs that have on the job training but most of those may be commission only. There are quite a few management positions available, but of course, you need experience.