Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Rocky Mount is 53,957. Rocky Mount, North Carolina is the 739th largest city in the US.
Parts of Rocky Mount are located within Edgecombe County and Nash County.
The peak population of Rocky Mount was in 2000, when its population was 58,819. In 2000, Rocky Mount was the 500th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 739th largest city in the US. Rocky Mount is currently 8.3% smaller than it was in 2000.
Rocky Mount has shrunk 8.2% since the year 2000. Rocky Mount, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 41,167. The voting age population is 44.4% male and 55.6% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.3% of the residents of Rocky Mount are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Rocky Mount are 63.6% Black, 30.1% White, 3.1% Two or more races, 1.6% Other, 1.3% Asian, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 3.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Rocky Mount, 19.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 29.1%. On a per-household basis, 16.0% of families are below the poverty line in Rocky Mount.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.8% of Rocky Mount residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 85.2% of Rocky Mount residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 20.3% have a bachelor's degree and 6.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Rocky Mount residents aged 5 and older, 4.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.8% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Rocky Mount is 7.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Rocky Mount, 14.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Rocky Mount is $40,633.
In Rocky Mount, 50.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 49.3% of housing units in Rocky Mount.
Of all the housing units in Rocky Mount, 9.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Rocky Mount, 14.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,900 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Rocky Mount is $793.
In Rocky Mount, 72.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|733||Kannapolis, North Carolina||54,446||45.6%|
|736||Texas City, Texas||54,247||29.9%|
|739||Rocky Mount, North Carolina||53,957||-8.2%|
|741||Diamond Bar, California||53,857||-4.4%|
|743||Huntington Park, California||53,644||-12.6%|
|744||West Sacramento, California||53,637||67.3%|
|746||Spring Hill, Tennessee||53,339||546.4%|
|749||Oak Park, Illinois||53,224||1.3%|
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