Rockville is the county seat of Montgomery County, as well as the fourth largest city in the state of Maryland. The town was originally settled in the 1760's and became incorporated in 1860. Steady growth and strong local business have made Rockville an instumental part of the Maryland economy. The easy access to nearby transportation has provided an ideal location to live. Just 15 miles Northwest of Washington D.C., and bisected by Route I-270, Rockville sits central to many destinations.
Area, 13.03 sq mi.
Pop.(2003) Estimate 55,213 - an increase of 16.5% over 2000.
Median Household Income,(2003) $73,275.
As of the 2003 census update, there are 52,375 people and 19,895 households living within the boundaries of the city. These figures are an increase from the earlier 2000 census, which cited a total population of 47,388 people, 17,247 households, and 12,003 families residing in the city.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city as of 2003 is $73,275. As of 2000, the median income for a family was $79,051. Males have a median income of $53,764 versus $38,788 for females. The per capita income for the city is $30,518. 7.8% of the population and 5.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.9% of those under the age of 18 and 7.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
*Information from Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition & wikipeda.com