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Rockville, Maryland

Rockville is a city located in Montgomery County, Maryland, of which it is the county seat. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 47,388.

Rockville is approximately in the center of Montgomery County. Its location is 39°5' North, 77°9' West.

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History Rockville was incorporated in 1860.

Geography Rockville is located at 39°5'1" North, 77°8'54" West (39.083708, -77.148226)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.8 km² (13.4 mi²). 34.8 km² (13.4 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 47,388 people, 17,247 households, and 12,003 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,360.3/km² (3,524.1/mi²). There are 17,786 housing units at an average density of 510.6/km² (1,322.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 67.78% White, 9.11% African American, 0.34% Native American, 14.83% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.78% from other races, and 3.13% from two or more races. 11.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 17,247 households out of which 33.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% are married couples living together, 9.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% are non-families. 23.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.13.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $68,074, and the median income for a family is $79,051. Males have a median income of $53,764 versus $38,788 for females. The per capita income for the city is $30,518. 7.8% of the population and 5.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.9% are under the age of 18 and 7.9% are 65 or older.

Law and Government

Mayor or City Executive

The current Mayor of Rockville is Larry Giammo. Previous Mayors include:
  1. William V. Bouic 1888-1890
  2. Daniel F. Owens 1890
  3. William V. Bouic 1890-1891
  4. Hattersley W. Talbott 1892-1893
  5. Jacob Poss 1893-1894
  6. John G. England 1894-1896
  7. Joseph Reading 1896-1898
  8. Spencer C. Jones 1898-1901
  9. Hattersley W. Talbott 1901-1906
  10. Lee Offutt 1906-1916
  11. Willis Burdette 1916-1918
  12. Lee Offutt 1918-1920
  13. O. M. Linthicum 1920-1924
  14. Charles G. Holland 1924-1926
  15. J. Roger Spates 1926-1932
  16. Douglas Blandford 1932-1946
  17. G. LaMar Kelly 1946-1952
  18. Daniel Weddle 1952-1954
  19. Dickran Y. Hovsepian 1954-1958
  20. Alexander J. Greene 1958-1962
  21. Frank A. Ecker 1962-1968
  22. Achilles M. Tuchtan 1968-1972
  23. Matthew J. McCartin 1972-1974
  24. William E. Hanna, Jr. 1974-1982
  25. John R. Freeland 1982-1984
  26. Viola D. Hovsepian 1984-1985 (appointed mayor)
  27. Steven Van Grack 1985-1987
  28. Douglas M. Duncan 1987-1993
  29. James Coyle 1993-1995
  30. Rose G. Krasnow 1995-2001

Representative body

Rockville has a four-member City Council, which serves as the legislative body of the city.

Colleges and Universities

External Links

City web page: http://www.ci.rockville.md.us/



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