Rockland, New York

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Rockland is a town in the northern part of Sullivan County, New York, United States. At the 2000 census, the population was 3,913.



The town, like most of this part of New York, was part of the Hardenburgh Patent. The town was first settled around 1789. The town was established in 1910 from the western part of the Town of Neversink.


The northwest town line is the border of Delaware County, New York, and the northeast town line is the border of Ulster County, New York. Most of the town is within the Catskill Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 95.2 square miles (246.7 km²), of which, 94.3 square miles (244.2 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (1.01%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,913 people, 1,560 households, and 1,040 families residing in the town. The population density was 41.5 people per square mile (16.0/km²). There were 2,475 housing units at an average density of 26.2/sq mi (10.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.31% White, 3.19% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 2.71% from other races, and 1.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.10% of the population.

There were 1,560 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

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