Rocky Mount, NC Demographic Data

Rocky Mount, NC Summary

Rocky Mount is located in Nash County in North Carolina
  • Population: 57,307
  • Area: 44.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 43.79 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 0.22 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 1,302.31 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 108.27 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Rocky Mount, NC Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
30,544
54%
50.8
Male
26,098
46%
49.2
Total Population
56,642
 
321,419,000

Rocky Mount, NC Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
3,653
6.4% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
3,527
6.2% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
4,111
7.3% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
4,233
7.5% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
3,736
6.6% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
6,932
12.2% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
6,703
11.8% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
6,996
12.4% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
4,402
7.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
3,420
6.0% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
4,995
8.8% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
2,810
5.0% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
1,124
2.0% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
42,744
75.5%
77.1
Female
23,801
55.7%
51.4
Male
18,943
44.3%
48.6
21 Years and over
40,571
71.6%
72.9
62 Years and over
10,978
19.4%
18.3
65 Years and over
8,929
15.8%
14.9
Female
5,513
61.7%
55.9
Male
3,416
38.3%
44.1
Median Age (years)
38
NR
NR

Rocky Mount, NC Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
55,320
97.7% 
96.9
White
17,546
31.0% 
73.1
Black or African American
35,888
63.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
305
0.5% 
0.8
Asian
624
1.1% 
5.4
Asian Indian
204
0.4% 
1.2
Chinese
135
0.2% 
1.3
Filipino
196
0.3% 
0.9
Japanese
24
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
42
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
23
0.0% 
0.5
Other Asian
0
0.0% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
41
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
20
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
0
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
0
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
21
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
916
1.6% 
4.8
Two or More Races
1,322
2.3% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
1,944
3.4% 
17.6
Mexican
1,394
2.5% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
234
0.4% 
1.7
Cuban
10
0.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
306
0.5% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
54,698
96.6% 
82.4

Rocky Mount, NC Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
2,168
5.8% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
4,255
11.4% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
12,346
33.0% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
8,256
22.1% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
2,970
7.9% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
5,060
13.5% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
2,327
6.2% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
6,423
17.2%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
30,959
82.7%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
7,387
19.7%
30.6

Rocky Mount, NC Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
17,751
39.1%
33.5%
Now Married
16,394
36.1%
47.5
Divorced
5,500
12.1%
11.0%
Separated
2,070
4.6%
2.1
Widowed
3,636
8.0
5.8%

Rocky Mount, NC Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
50,664
95.6%
78.5%
Languages other than english
2,325
4.4%
21.5%
Spanish
1,495
2.8%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
341
0.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
239
0.5%
3.5%
Other Languages
250
0.5%
1.0%

Rocky Mount, NC Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
2,315
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
2,052
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
3,577
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
2,999
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
3,341
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
4,063
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
1,910
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
1,270
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
410
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
346
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
36,088
 
55,775
Per capita income
19,934
 
29,979

Rocky Mount, NC Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
180
0.8%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
2,454
11.0%
9.8
Construction
950
4.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
5,255
23.6%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
1,116
5.0%
6.5
Information
263
1.2%
2.1
Manufacturing
3,938
17.7%
10.3
Other services except public administration
908
4.1%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
1,639
7.4%
11.3
Public administration
917
4.1%
4.6
Retail trade
2,778
12.5%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
1,120
5.0%
5.1
Wholesale trade
712
3.2%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
1,359
6.1%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
6,209
27.9%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
4,459
20.1%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
5,415
24.4%
23.6%
Service occupations
4,788
21.5%
18.0%

Rocky Mount, NC Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
21,764
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
18,271
84.0%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
1,907
8.8%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
247
1.1%
5.2
Walked
416
1.9%
2.8
Other means
422
1.9%
1.8
Worked at home
501
2.3%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
19.0
 
26.0

Rocky Mount, NC Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
2,795
12.5%
8.9
1 vehicles
8,514
38.2%
33.5
2 vehicles
7,117
31.9%
37.2
3 or more
3,857
17.3%
20.3

Rocky Mount, NC Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
22,283
84.1%
87.7
Owner Occupied
11,564
51.9%
63.0
Renter Occupied
10,719
48.1%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
4,221
15.9%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
4
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
10
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Rocky Mount, NC Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
26,504
1 room
509
1.9%
2.3
2 rooms
391
1.5%
2.5
3 rooms
1,980
7.5%
9.0
4 rooms
6,114
23.1%
16.6
5 rooms
6,734
25.4%
20.0
6 rooms
4,613
17.4%
17.9
7 rooms
2,824
10.7%
12.1
8 rooms
1,623
6.1%
8.5
9 rooms or more
1,716
6.5%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Rocky Mount, NC Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
26,504
 
 
1-unit, detached
16,447
62.1%
61.4
1-unit, attached
966
3.6%
5.8
2-units
2,267
8.6%
3.7
3 or 4 units
1,408
5.3%
4.5
5 to 9 units
2,092
7.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
636
2.4%
4.6
20 or more units
578
2.2%
8.8
Mobile home
2,110
8.0%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Rocky Mount, NC Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
2,187
8.3%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
1,152
4.3%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
3,289
12.4%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
2,542
9.6%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
5,169
19.5%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
4,905
18.5%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
3,757
14.2%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
3,188
12.0%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
259
1.0%
2.5%
2014 or later
56
0.2%
0.5%

Rocky Mount, NC Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
8,329
37.4%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
895
4.0%
4.7
Electricity
12,540
56.3%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
360
1.6%
5.1
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
121
0.5%
2.0
Solar energy
8
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
0
0.0%
0.5
No fuel used
30
0.1%
1.2

Rocky Mount, NC Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
7,756
 
47140700.0
$3,000 or more
122
1.6%
9.9%
Less than $500
178
2.3%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
186
2.4%
6.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
402
5.2%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
1,284
16.6%
20.3%
$1,000 to 1,499
2,703
34.9%
29.2%
$500 to $999
2,881
37.1%
20.5%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
2,659
34.4%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
1,571
20.3%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
888
11.5%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
707
9.1%
7.3%
35.0% or more
1,904
24.6%
22.3%
Not Computed
27
NR
NR

Rocky Mount, NC Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
10,183 
 
41,410,200 
$2,000 to $2,499
0
0.0%
4.1%
$3,000 or more
0
0.0%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
12
0.1%
1.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
123
1.2%
11.0%
Less than $500
2,182
21.4%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
2,195
21.6%
27.9%
$500 to $999
5,671
55.7%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
536
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
740
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
756
7.6%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
917
9.2%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
1,291
12.9%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
959
9.6%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
1,101
11.0%
9.2%
35.0% or more
4,964
49.7%
41.4%
Not Computed
731
NR
NR

Rocky Mount, NC Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
11,564
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
1,688
14.6%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
3,751
32.4%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
2,686
23.2%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
1,721
14.9%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
896
7.7%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
588
5.1%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
149
1.3%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
85
0.7%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
106,000
 
194,500
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