Rockingham, North Carolina

Rockingham: City in North Carolina


Rockingham is a city located in the county of Richmond in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 9,558 and a population density of 483 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 8,520 inhabitants.

The city was created 240 years ago in 1783.

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Location of Rockingham on North Carolina map.

Quick Facts about Rockingham

Population : 8,520 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Richmond County
Different from : Rockingham County
Postal code : 28379–28380
Phone Area Codes : 910
Area : 19.8 km2
Altitude : 285 feet / 87 meters
Capital city : Rockingham is capital of Richmond County
Establishment : January 01, 1784 (240 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 02:39:13 (13th April 2024)
Density : 430 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -12.18% (2010-2020)
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Rockingham is located at 34°56'22"N 79°46'26"W (34.9393200, -79.7739500).

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According to census records, the population of Rockingham decreased by 12.18% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,558 - census
2011 9,496 -0.65% estimation process
2012 9,411 -0.9% estimation process
2013 9,331 -0.86% estimation process
2014 9,181 -1.63% estimation process
2015 9,113 -0.75% estimation process
2016 8,968 -1.62% estimation process
2017 8,842 -1.43% estimation process
2018 8,770 -0.82% estimation process
2019 8,659 -1.28% estimation process
2020 8,520 -1.63% estimation process

Rockingham zip code is 28379. County name: Richmond, County fips: 37153

Richmond Court House, Rockingham

People born in Rockingham (14)

People born in Rockingham, including politician Cameron A. Morrison, politician Oliver H. Dockery, baseball player Brian Moehler, .


  • Greg Wittman (American professional basketball player) he was born in 10/05/1947
  • Mel Gibson (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 03/12/1940
  • Dmitry Ageev he was born in 21/02/1911
  • Alvin Morman (American baseball player) he was born in 06/01/1969
  • Jerry M. Wallace (President of Campbell University) he was born in 01/04/1935
  • Quintus McDonald (American football player) he was born in 14/12/1966
  • Viola Gentry (American aviator) she was born in 01/01/1906
  • Wali Rainer (American football player) he was born in 19/04/1977
  • Charles Aaron (music journalist and editor) he was born in 01/01/1960
  • Doug Thomas (American football wide receiver (1969-2014)) he was born in 18/09/1969
  • Harry Stanback (American football defensive end) he was born in 17/08/1958

Schools in Rockingham

College & universities near Rockingham, NC

Code Name City ZIP
199449 Richmond Community College Hamlet (NC) 28345-1189

Stations (11)

Amtrak & bus stations near Rockingham, NC

Code Name Address Type
HAM Hamlet West Main St. and North Bridges St. RAIL
SOP Southern Pines 235 Northwest Broad Street RAIL
DIL Dillon 100 North Railroad Avenue RAIL
FAY Fayetteville 472 Hay Street RAIL
FLO Florence 805 East Day Street RAIL

Post offices near Rockingham

Post Office Name City ZIP
Rockingham Post Office Rockingham (NC) 28379

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Richmond County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Richmond County , NC.

City Name Population Title
City of Hamlet 6,495 City in North Carolina, United States
Hamlet 6,356 Small settlement in a rural area
East Rockingham 3,736 Township in Richmond County, North Carolina
Cordova 1,775 Township in Richmond County, North Carolina
Ellerbe 968 Human settlement in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States of America
Dobbins Heights 780 Human settlement in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States of America
Hoffman 571 Human settlement in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States of America
Norman 130 Human settlement in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Rockingham distances to largest North Carolina cities