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Welcome to Rockland ...

Rockland is located in Plymouth County<1>.

The location of Rockland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rockland has a population of 18,010 people<3> (see below for details).

Rockland was settled in 1673 and was incorporated in 1874.

Rockland is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Rockland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Rockland: (781) & (339)<5>

The ZIP code for Rockland: 02370<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockland had an population of 18,010 people. This is an increase of 2.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockland had a population of 17,489 people. This makes Rockland the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Rockland represents 0.27% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 109th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,489 people, the population of Rockland decreased 1.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,670 people).

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

Communities Also Named Rockland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 34 communities that are also named Rockland - they are located in California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (3), 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 10 communities that are near Rockland.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Rockland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Rockland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Rockland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Rockland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Plymouth [Plymouth County]
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      • Plymouth [Plymouth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southeast of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,654 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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    • Taunton [Bristol County]
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      • Taunton [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taunton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Revere [Suffolk County]
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      • Revere [Suffolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,375 people
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    • Chelsea [Suffolk County]
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      • Chelsea [Suffolk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Rockland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,230 people
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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. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rockland was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rockland on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rockland on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Massachusetts

About Plymouth County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Plymouth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<6>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 community (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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rockland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RocklandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1307, Longitude: -70.9162       In this case, the coordinates for Rockland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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