Rockland County, New York is a thriving, diverse community.
Our residents, workers and employers all enjoy a community that offers:
- Safe, secure neighborhoods.
- Outstanding schools, colleges and universities.
- Access to excellent health care and human services.
- A diverse population.
- A mix of businesses including health, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, construction and research.
- A wide range of recreational and cultural activities.
- An extensive park system that has grown because of Rockland's Open Space Preservation Program.
These factors make Rockland County a desirable community to live, work, visit, own a business and raise a family.
Businesses and Economic Development
Census and Demographics
Colleges and Universities
Parks, Farms, and Zoos
Towns, Villages and Hamlets
The Rockland County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Rockland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) and other partners can provide further information, resources, and hands-on expertise, as well as a wide range of related services and incentives to help businesses invest or expand its footprint in Rockland.
Population: 311,687 (2010)
White 73.2% (2010)
Black or African American 11.9% (2010)
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.3% (2010)
Asian 6.2% (2010)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.04% (2010)
Some Other Race 5.8% (2010)
Two or More Races 2.5% (2010)
Hispanic or Latino Origin 15.7% (2010)
Average Household Size 3.07 (2010)
Median Age 38.8 years (2010)
Total Housing Units 104,057 (2010)
Median Household Income $84,027 (2010)
Civilian Labor Force 155,800 (2011)
Rockland is home to many quality daycare providers.
Contact Childcare Resources of Rockland, Inc. for resource and referral services for families seeking accessible, affordable, quality early childhood and school age care and education.
Rockland Worksite Daycare provides early childhood care on the Rockland County campus in Pomona for both Rockland employees and the general public.
Looking to send your child to college? Or perhaps you want to attend yourself? Look no further than right here in Rockland County, where there are several acclaimed educational institutions.
The Rockland County Department of Public Transportation has a wealth of information on getting to, from, and around Rockland County by bus, train, ferry, air, and car.
If your interest is history, why not spend the day...
- Browsing the Historical Society of Rockland County museum
- Touring the Stony Point Light, the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River
- Exploring a real ghost town, historic Doodletown
Rockland County is home to several acclaimed healthcare facilities, including:
Rockland County has many libraries available for use by Rockland County residents. Please use the links below for more information.
Rockland County, a great place to live, work, and play, come alone, bring the kids, there are lots of fun places to spend the day!
There are a variety of state, county, and town parks located in Rockland, including the County's newest park, Haverstraw Bay Park, overlooking the Hudson River. Haverstraw Bay Park includes a boat launch, 2 childrens' playgrounds, an open-air pavilion that can be rented for parties, fishing piers, walking paths, and the Rockland County September 11 Memorial.
The Rockland Farm Alliance facilitates local sustainable agriculture here in Rockland County, including the Cropsey Community Farm, a 5-acre organic farm in New City in which members can purchase a weekly share in the farm's harvest. The Orchards of Concklin in Pomona recently celebrated its 300th anniversary and is Rockland's oldest farm. Enjoy picking your own apples and shopping in their farm store. Dr. Davies Farm in Congers offers apple-picking, pumpkin-picking, hayrides and more.
Visit the Bear Mountain Zoo and Trailside Museum and meet a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians & fish. The resident bears are sure to be the most popular attraction on your visit!
Rockland County has a variety of shopping malls, including The Shops at Nanuet, Palisades Center, and Spring Valley Marketplace. Rockland also has a new baseball stadium -- Provident Bank Park -- home to the Rockland Boulders. There is an outdoor ice rink at Bear Mountain, and there are two indoor ice rinks -- one at the Palisades Center in West Nyack and one at SportORama in Monsey. And that's just for starters!
The Rockland County YMCA provides recreational and community service facilities for the surrounding community to enjoy, including a swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness center, exercise/dance studio, child care and youth game room.
For information on even more recreational activities, visit the Rockland County Tourism website, where you can learn about Rockland's wealth of attractions, ranging from zoos, carnivals, golf courses and street fairs, to historic sites, accommodations, acclaimed restaurants and more.
Rockland County has 8 public school districts:
Rockland County is home to 5 towns, 19 incorporated villages, and 17 unincorporated hamlets (links provided where available):
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