Latest Data (2017)
Population 54,523
Nationwide Rank 701

Quick Facts

Rocky Mount, North Carolina is the 701st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Rocky Mount, North Carolina is a city.

Rocky Mount, North Carolina is currently 7.3% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Rocky Mount, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
691 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 55,036 51.6%
692 Blue Springs, Missouri 54,945 13.3%
693 Paramount, California 54,909 -0.8%
694 West Haven, Connecticut 54,843 4.7%
695 Manhattan, Kansas 54,832 19.9%
696 Colton, California 54,828 14.1%
697 Carson City, Nevada 54,745 4.1%
698 Caldwell, Idaho 54,660 97.7%
699 Cathedral City, California 54,596 27.0%
700 Rosemead, California 54,554 1.7%
701 Rocky Mount, North Carolina 54,523 -7.3%
702 Stonecrest, Georgia 54,471
703 Lake Havasu City, Arizona 54,411 28.3%
704 Decatur, Alabama 54,405 0.5%
705 Normal, Illinois 54,284 18.9%
706 West New York, New Jersey 54,227 17.9%
707 Harrisonburg, Virginia 54,215 34.0%
708 Leesburg, Virginia 54,215 88.7%
709 Parker, Colorado 54,202 119.1%
710 Watsonville, California 54,098 16.2%
711 Southaven, Mississippi 54,031 83.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
349 Greenville 92,156 46.7%
351 Concord 92,067 62.6%
353 Asheville 91,902 26.0%
456 Gastonia 76,593 13.2%
490 Jacksonville 72,447 10.1%
628 Chapel Hill 59,862 24.6%
672 Huntersville 56,212 115.0%
701 Rocky Mount 54,523 -7.3%
728 Burlington 53,077 15.5%
759 Apex 50,451 137.6%
776 Wilson 49,348 9.5%
791 Kannapolis 48,806 30.5%
903 Wake Forest 42,269 223.2%
939 Hickory 40,611 7.7%
990 Indian Trail 38,980 186.1%
1021 Mooresville 37,820 94.0%
1095 Holly Springs 35,223 247.9%
1098 Goldsboro 35,197 -12.3%
1099 Monroe 35,065 28.0%
1132 Salisbury 33,849 10.6%
1191 Matthews 32,117 39.1%
1282 New Bern 29,590 27.1%
1293 Sanford 29,313 24.9%
1297 Cornelius 29,191 105.9%
1309 Garner 28,858 53.2%
1347 Fuquay-Varina 27,906 240.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 54,523 701
2016 55,466 676
2015 55,806 667
2014 56,325 654
2013 56,954 634
2012 57,136 624
2011 57,329 612
2010 57,477 599
2009 59,577 563
2008 59,583 555
2007 59,302 554
2006 58,934 551
2005 58,535 548
2004 58,560 539
2003 58,461 528
2002 58,579 521
2001 58,819 510
2000 58,819 500
1990 54,339 463