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  • Location: Southeast corner of New York State, at mouth of Hudson River
  • Country: United States
  • State: New York
  • County: Rockland County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Rockland

    The unemployment rate in Rockland County is 4.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Rockland County jobs have Decreased by 0.14 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Rockland County's cost of living is 47.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Rockland County's population is 312,011 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.81 percent.
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Rockland County is $359,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.70 percent.
    Rockland County public schools spend $23,719 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.4 students per teacher in Rockland County.

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