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The Rockport Census Designated Place had a population of 5,185 as of July 1, 2016. Rockport ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rockport is located at latitude 42.6407 and longitude -70.6202 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Rockport Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 52 feet.

The Rockport Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378211) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rockport Census Designated Place is located within Town of Rockport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockport: Rockport Village, Sandy Bay.

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Rockport, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,185
Population in Households 5,109
Population in Familes 3,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 76
Population Density1 1,301
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 2,441
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,362
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,463 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 978 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 874 (26.4%)
Median Home Value $567,824
Average Home Value $614,012


Median Household Income $76,690
Average Household Income $96,863
Per Capita Income $45,722
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.97%
Households 0.69% 0.99%
Families 0.62% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rockport, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockport to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 119 52nd
Population Density1 # 128 48th
Diversity Index2 # 202 19th
Median Household Income # 93 63rd
Per Capita Income # 62 75th

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