Latest Data (2016)
Population 55,466
Nationwide Rank 676

Quick Facts

Rocky Mount, North Carolina is the 676th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Rocky Mount, North Carolina is a city.

Rocky Mount, North Carolina is currently 5.7% smaller than it was in 2000, the year of its peak recorded population.

Rocky Mount, North Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 96% 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
2000-2016
666 Valdosta, Georgia 56,474 22.3%
667 Oak Lawn, Illinois 56,257 1.8%
668 Novato, California 56,004 17.1%
669 Chicopee, Massachusetts 55,991 2.2%
670 Weymouth Town, Massachusetts 55,972
671 Dearborn Heights, Michigan 55,761 -4.4%
672 Berwyn, Illinois 55,748 3.3%
673 Bradenton, Florida 55,687 11.2%
674 Hempstead, New York 55,555 4.4%
675 Hanford, California 55,547 32.3%
676 Rocky Mount, North Carolina 55,466 -5.7%
677 Port Arthur, Texas 55,427 -3.8%
678 Shoreline, Washington 55,333 4.0%
679 Kettering, Ohio 55,306 -4.0%
680 Anderson, Indiana 55,130 -7.5%
681 Decatur, Alabama 55,072 1.8%
682 Gilroy, California 55,069 32.0%
683 Richland, Washington 54,989 41.2%
684 Manhattan, Kansas 54,983 20.2%
685 Highland, California 54,939 22.4%
686 Paramount, California 54,909 -0.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
349 Greenville 91,495 45.7%
357 Concord 89,891 58.7%
360 Asheville 89,121 22.2%
459 Gastonia 75,536 11.7%
523 Jacksonville 67,784 3.0%
627 Chapel Hill 59,246 23.3%
676 Rocky Mount 55,466 -5.7%
688 Huntersville 54,839 109.7%
719 Burlington 52,709 14.7%
761 Wilson 49,620 10.1%
798 Kannapolis 47,839 27.9%
810 Apex 47,349 122.9%
931 Hickory 40,567 7.6%
943 Wake Forest 40,112 206.7%
997 Indian Trail 38,222 180.5%
1044 Mooresville 36,543 87.4%
1065 Goldsboro 35,792 -10.8%
1094 Monroe 34,818 27.1%
1119 Salisbury 34,001 11.1%
1145 Holly Springs 33,260 228.5%
1199 Matthews 31,495 36.4%
1254 New Bern 30,101 29.3%
1285 Sanford 29,128 24.1%
1300 Garner 28,776 52.8%
1315 Cornelius 28,515 101.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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