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The Rockport Census Designated Place had a population of 5,276 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Rockport, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,276
Daytime Population: Workers 1,835
Daytime Population: Residents 2,459
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,294
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 5,197
Population in Familes 3,885
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 1,324
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $79,829
Average Household Income $100,944
Per Capita Income $47,304


Total Housing Units 3,302 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,470 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 996 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 836 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $627,629
Average Home Value $681,195


Total Households 2,466
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 1,373
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.84% 0.93%
Households 0.73% 0.88%
Families 0.65% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2017 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 # 117 53rd
Population Density # 129 48th
Diversity Index # 199 20th
Median Household Income # 86 65th
Per Capita Income # 61 76th

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