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Welcome to Rockville ...

The city of Rockville is located in Montgomery County<1> and is the County Seat for Montgomery County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rockville has a population of 68,079 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) and (240)<4>

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

Websites for Rockville ...

Official Website:   www.ci.rockville.md.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rockvillechamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rockville had an population of 68,079 people. This is an increase of 11.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.66% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Rockville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rockville.

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Rockville
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
  • College Park [Prince George's County]
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    • College Park [Prince George's County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Rockville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,163 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for College Park<7>
  • Laurel [Prince George's County]
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    • Laurel [Prince George's County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Rockville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,631 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<7>
  • Herndon [Fairfax County]
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    • Herndon [Fairfax County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Rockville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,601 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
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      • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Rockville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<7>
    • Greenbelt [Prince George's County]
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      • Greenbelt [Prince George's County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Rockville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenbelt have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbelt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenbelt<7>
    • Hyattsville [Prince George's County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyattsville
      • Hyattsville [Prince George's County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Rockville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,230 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyattsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattsville<7>
    • Takoma Park [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Takoma Park
      • Takoma Park [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Rockville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Takoma Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Takoma Park<7>
    • Vienna [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Fairfax County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Rockville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<7>
    • Falls Church [Falls Church City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Church
      • Falls Church [Falls Church City] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Rockville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Church
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Church<7>

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 Rockville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rockville.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rockville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockville. Our list includes 33 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rockville.

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 ...

Communities in Maryland

About Montgomery County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rockville: www.ci.rockville.md.us/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Montgomery, 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 Rockville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rockville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<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.
<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 drawn 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: 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: 39.0869, Longitude: -77.1530    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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