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Statistics & Facts

The Maine state capital is Augusta.
The population of Rockland is approximately 7,297 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,752 (2000), 3423 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rockland is 33.448 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rockland is 12.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.667 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rockland to Washington DC is 562 miles.
The distance to the Maine state capital is 34 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rockland is positioned 44.12 degrees north of the equator and 69.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Rockland elevation is 35 feet above sea level.
Rockland per capita income is $ 19,377 (2009).
Rockland median income is $ 28,758 (2009).
The Rockland median home price is $ 174,406 (2009).


on the central coast of Maine on Penobscot Bay and the Gulf of Maine along the Atlantic Ocean. Nearby communities include Thomaston, Owls Head, Rockport, South Thomaston, Warren and Camden.
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History & History Related Items

The Rockland area was first inhabited by the Abenaki Indians who called it Catawamteak, which means great landing place. Over the years, there have been a number of names for the area. In 1767, John Lemond and his brothers arrived to work a lumber business. The area became known as Lemond's Cove after the brothers. Nearby Thomaston was incorporated in 1777 and then the Cove became Shore Village. On 28 July 1848, it separated from Thomaston and became the town of East Thomaston. In 1850, it was renamed as Rockland. It incorporated as a city in 1854.

During the 1800's, Rockland became known as a center for shipbuilding and the lime business. Of course, many other businesses also opened in the thriving area. The KNox and Lincoln Railroad arrived in 1871 and with it came tourism. New hotels were opened, most with a good view of the ocean area. As the automobile became more common and roads improved, fewer tourists came to Rockland. The Great Depression of the 1930's didn't helped the industry very much either. As time went on to the end of the 20th centruy, tourism began to have a surge and the area became a destination for travellers with historic inns, eateries and museums.
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The incorporation of Rockland

28 July 1848 (town), 1854 (city)


The Maine Lobster Festival is held here each year in late July or early August.
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Rockland City Government

City of Rockland
270 Pleasant Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: 207-594-0300

Rockland Chamber

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce
One Park Drive
P.O. Box 508
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: 207-596-0376
Toll-free: 800-562-2529

Rockland Organizations

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce
One Park Drive
P.O. Box 508
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: 207-596-0376
Toll-free: 800-562-2529

Rockland Libraries

Rockland Public Library
80 Union Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Phone: 207-594-0310

Rockland Schools

Regional School Unit 13,br> McLain Building
28 Lincoln Street
Rockland, Maine Rockland


The population of Rockland was:
1990 - 7,972
2000 - 7,609
2009 - 7,441
2010 - 7,297

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 3,719
2000 - 3,752

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 30,209
2009 - $ 28,758

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 16,659
2009 - $ 19,377

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 82,400
2009 - $ 174,406

Rockland is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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