Paper_People.jpgThe Rockland County Planning Department is the County repository for a wide variety of data and information concerning demography. This information base, while essential to staff operations, is also a rich resource for other agencies and the general public. Substantial staff effort is devoted to gathering the data and maintaining the databases, performing research and analysis, and distributing the information.

The Planning Department often sponsors workshops pertaining to Census-related topics. The purpose is to educate County and local government personnel, and the general public on census-related responsibilities. Recently, workshops were held to educate the attendees on preparations for the 2010 Census, such as accurate portrayal and listing of streets and addresses.  The results of all this hard work can be viewed at the Census 2010 web page.

In 1996 the U.S. Census bureau selected Rockland County as one of only four original sites in the United States for the American Community Survey (ACS). Since then, Rockland County has received annual data for all years between 1996 and 2002. This has led to an updated statistical County profile, as well as a profile for the Towns of Clarkstown and Ramapo. Rockland County will continue to benefit from this program by receiving data on an annual basis, enabling us to have updated data regularly.

For more information please contact: Michael D'Angelo at (845)-364-3439 or