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Welcome to Rockland ...

The city of Rockland is located in Power County<1> (at the time of its founding, Rockland was located in Oneida County).

While we don't have a date for the founding of Rockland, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1886.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rockland has a population of 280 people<2> (see below for details).

Rockland is 4,640 feet [1,414 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Rockland is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Rockland lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Rockland: (208) and (986)<4>

The ZIP code for Rockland: 83271<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockland had an population of 280 people. This is a decrease of 5.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockland had a population of 295 people. This makes Rockland the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Rockland represents 0.02% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 153rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 295 people, the population of Rockland decreased 6.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 316 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rockland.

Communities Also Named Rockland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 34 communities that are also named Rockland - they are located in California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New York (2), Nova Scotia (2), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rockland.

Communities near Rockland ...

We have created a list of 9 communities that are near Rockland.

  • American Falls
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Pauline
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauline
    • Pauline is located in Power County
  • Arbon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Sublett
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublett
    • Sublett is located in Cassia County
  • Aberdeen
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen is located in Bingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,992 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen <6>
  • Michaud
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michaud
    • Michaud is located in Power County
  • Alameda
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alameda
    • Alameda is located in Bannock County
  • Holbrook
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
    • Holbrook is located in Oneida County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holbrook <6>
  • Pocatello
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rockland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rockland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rockland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rockland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockland. See our Newspapers Page for Rockland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockland ...

Looking for more information about Rockland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rockland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rockland.

Adding Rockland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rockland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Rockland was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Rockland post office opened in 1886.

We also found Rockland in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Rockland.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rockland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Power County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Power, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rockland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rockland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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