What is the current population of Rocky Mount?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Rocky Mount is 53,922. Rocky Mount, North Carolina is the 721st largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Rocky Mount?

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 721st largest city in the US. Rocky Mount is currently 8.3% smaller than it was in 2000.

How quickly is Rocky Mount shrinking?

Rocky Mount has shrunk 8.3% since the year 2000. Rocky Mount, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 100% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What county is Rocky Mount, North Carolina in?

Parts of Rocky Mount are located within Edgecombe County and Nash County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 53,922 721
2018 54,242 712
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

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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
711 Manhattan, Kansas 54,604 19.4%
712 St. Cloud, Florida 54,579 148.4%
713 Normal, Illinois 54,469 19.3%
714 Decatur, Alabama 54,445 0.6%
715 Berwyn, Illinois 54,391 0.7%
716 Port Arthur, Texas 54,280 -5.8%
717 Kingsport, Tennessee 54,127 19.2%
718 Minnetonka, Minnesota 54,064 5.7%
719 Rosemead, California 54,058 0.8%
720 Paramount, California 53,955 -2.5%
721 Rocky Mount, North Carolina 53,922 -8.3%
722 Yucaipa, California 53,921 30.1%
723 Watsonville, California 53,856 15.7%
724 Elyria, Ohio 53,757 -4.1%
725 Leesburg, Virginia 53,727 87.0%
726 Mount Prospect, Illinois 53,719 -4.4%
727 Pinellas Park, Florida 53,637 13.7%
728 Delano, California 53,573 34.8%
729 Bellevue, Nebraska 53,544 20.2%
730 West Sacramento, California 53,519 66.9%
731 Apopka, Florida 53,447 92.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
330 Concord 96,341 70.1%
354 Greenville 93,400 48.7%
357 Asheville 92,870 27.4%
458 Gastonia 77,273 14.2%
498 Jacksonville 72,436 10.1%
593 Chapel Hill 64,051 33.3%
641 Apex 59,300 179.2%
662 Huntersville 58,098 122.2%
710 Burlington 54,606 18.8%
721 Rocky Mount 53,922 -8.3%
772 Kannapolis 50,841 35.9%
788 Wilson 49,459 9.7%
856 Wake Forest 45,629 248.9%
942 Hickory 41,171 9.2%
968 Indian Trail 40,252 195.4%
1000 Mooresville 39,132 100.7%
1030 Holly Springs 37,812 273.5%
1097 Monroe 35,540 29.7%
1135 Goldsboro 34,186 -14.8%
1146 Salisbury 33,988 11.1%
1176 Matthews 33,138 43.5%
1227 Garner 31,407 66.7%
1266 Fuquay-Varina 30,324 269.8%
1270 Cornelius 30,257 113.5%
1279 Sanford 30,085 28.2%
1283 New Bern 29,994 28.8%
1326 Morrisville 28,846 418.0%
1377 Mint Hill 27,617 59.8%
1378 Statesville 27,528 16.9%

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