Located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Manhattan, Rockland County is designated as a Preserve America Community, and roughly one-third of the county is parkland.
The county has the largest Jewish population per capita of any U.S. county, with 31.4%, or 90,000 residents, being Jewish.
Main Industries: Rockland County includes a mix of businesses including health, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, construction and research. Land: Rockland County lies just north of the New Jersey-New York border, west of Westchester County across the Hudson River, and south of Orange County.
Popular state parks include Bear Mountain State Park on the northernmost tip of the county, Harriman State Park also along the county's northern boundary, and Nyack Beach State Park along the Hudson River, with trails connecting to Rockland Lake State Park.
Education: The county is home to several colleges and universities, including Nyack College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Rockland Community College, Long Island University, Dominican College, Columbia University's Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory, and others.
Rockland County Executive - Ed Day
County Legislature Chair - Alden H. Wolfe
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