Rockville 75 Excellent
Rockville Livability #79 ranked city in Maryland#7,684 ranked city in the USARanks better than 73% of areas
A+ Rockville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Rockville Cost of Living Cost of living is 26% higher than Maryland
15353% more expensive than the US average
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rockville cost of living
B+ Rockville Crime Total crime is 45% lower than Maryland
Total crime
1,33446% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7546% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Rockville crime
A- Rockville Employment Household income is 34% higher than Maryland
Median household income
$101,77484% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$49,66867% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%25% lower than the US average
Rockville employment
F Rockville Housing Home value is 72% higher than Maryland
Median home value
$499,400170% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,80290% higher than the US average
Home ownership
58%8% lower than the US average
Rockville real estate or Rockville rentals
B+ Rockville Schools HS graduation rate is 6% higher than Maryland
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
59%20% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:111% lower than the US average
Rockville K-12 schools
A Rockville User Ratings There are a total of 23 ratings in Rockville
Overall user rating
81% 23 total ratings
User reviews rating
68% 4 total reviews
User surveys rating
87% 19 total surveys
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      Living in Rockville, MD

      Rockville, Maryland is a mid-sized city with a population of 65,171 inhabitants. In Rockville, there are 4,798 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Rockville is known to be family friendly as more than 78% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 53% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in Rockville can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the city. Having said that, in the state of Maryland, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like crime, weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Rockville and in the areas around Rockville is a much easier task.

      The livability score in Rockville is 70 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 64th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we know that Rockville ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B+), education (B+) and employment (A-). Rockville does not rank well for the following: cost of living (F) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Rockville has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, Rockville Tow Square, and Rock Creek Regional Park.

      Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Rockville. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Rockville are affordable. The median home price for Rockville homes is $499,400, which is 72% higher than the Maryland average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Rockville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.9, which is 28.9% higher than the Maryland average. Real estate appreciation rates in Rockville are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Rockville homes comes in at 5.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 2.6%.

      Rockville transportation information

      Average one way commute31min32min26min
      Workers who drive to work62.4%73.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.6%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit18.4%8.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.6%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.9%2.4%2.8%
      Working from home6.2%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Rockville, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).