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Rockville, Maryland

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The location of Rockville

Welcome to Rockville ...

The city of Rockville is located in Montgomery County and is the County Seat for Montgomery County.

The location of Rockville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Rockville has a population of 68,401 people<2> (see below for details).

Rockville was established in 1717.

The community of Rockville is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Rockville: (301) & (240)<4>

The ZIP codes for Rockville: 20847-20853, 20857<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rockville had a population of 61,209 people (which is 6.3% of the total population of Montgomery County). This makes Rockville the county's most populous community.

The population of Rockville represents 1.06% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 61,209 people, the population of Rockville increased 29.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 47,388 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Rockville had an population of 68,401 people. This is an increase of 11.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.34% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Rockville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Rockville and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
College Park   [Map]   32,303   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Greenbelt   [Map]   23,489   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hyattsville   [Map]   18,333   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Laurel   [Map]   25,906   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Takoma Park   [Map]   17,885   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Arlington (VA)   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Rockville.

Communities Also Named Rockville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 49 communities that are also named Rockville - they are located in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (12), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rockville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rockville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockville. Our list includes 33 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rockville:

Websites for Rockville ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockville ...

Looking for more information about Rockville? 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 Rockville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rockville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maryland

About Montgomery County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rockville:

The official website for Montgomery County:

The official website for State of Maryland:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).

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<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 Rockville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rockville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Rockville includes: 20847, 20848, 20849, 20850, 20851, 20852 & 20853.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rockville) 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 Rockville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0834, Longitude: -77.1553     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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