Rockport, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Rockport, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Rockport Census Designated Place had a population of 5,347 as of July 1, 2018. 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 42.6557 and longitude -70.6203 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Rockport Census Designated Place 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.

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

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Rockport, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,347
Population in Households 5,264
Population in Familes 3,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 1,342
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $84,174
Average Household Income $108,007
Per Capita Income $50,492


Total Housing Units 3,357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,546 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 947 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 864 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $637,795
Average Home Value $715,653


Total Households 2,493
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 1,390
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.9% 0.87%
Households 0.78% 0.79%
Families 0.72% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2018 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 # 128 48th
Diversity Index # 198 20th
Median Household Income # 88 65th
Per Capita Income # 61 76th

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