Statewide Claims to Fame

Rocky Mount is 5th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Rocky Mount is 14th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Households

Rocky Mount is 14th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Housing units

Rocky Mount is 14th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Size in square miles

Rocky Mount is 16th in North Carolina out of 132 other cities in Current population (2012)

Rocky Mount is 18th in North Carolina out of 115 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Rocky Mount is 19th in North Carolina out of 123 other cities in Retail sales

Rocky Mount is 20th in North Carolina out of 121 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Rocky Mount, North Carolina Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Rocky Mount Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 57,136 16th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 43.8 14th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,312.6 65th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Rocky Mount Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 6.7% 79th 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.6% 66th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.2% 69th 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Rocky Mount Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 80.8% 100th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 19.4% 99th 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Rocky Mount Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 33.5% 142nd 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 61.3% 5th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 44th 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.0% 103rd 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 68th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.6% 112th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.7% 110th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 32.4% 140th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Rocky Mount Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 54.2% 26th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.7% 112th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Rocky Mount Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 26,953 14th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 23.8% 56th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 23,393 14th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 54.8% 99th 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $108,300 118th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.4 87th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Rocky Mount Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $21,910 89th $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $38,080 90th $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 21.5% 43rd 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Rocky Mount Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,998 20th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,045,615 19th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $17,632 73rd $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $150,300 18th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

Statewide Top Lists

Business

Education

Housing

Income

People

Race

Size

Other Cities in North Carolina