Rocky Mount Nash County, North Carolina

Rocky Mount: City in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the coastal plain region North Carolina, United States

About

Rocky Mount is a city located in the county of Nash in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 57,477 and a population density of 503 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 53,689 inhabitants.

The city was created 206 years ago in 1815.

Rocky Mount Quick Facts

Population : 53,689 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Nash County
Postal code : 27801, 27803, 27804, 27802
Phone Area Codes : 252
Area : 114.24 km2
Altitude : 102 feet / 31 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1816 (206 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 10:25:10 (26th January 2022)
Density : 470 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -7.06% (2010-2020)
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Location of Rocky Mount on North Carolina map.
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Geography

Rocky Mount is located at 35°56'18"N 77°47'26"W (35.9382100, -77.7905300).

Rocky Mount map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Rocky Mount decreased by 7.06% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 57,477 - census
2011 57,401 -0.13% estimation process
2012 56,735 -1.17% estimation process
2013 56,300 -0.77% estimation process
2014 55,880 -0.75% estimation process
2015 55,003 -1.59% estimation process
2016 54,992 -0.02% estimation process
2017 54,634 -0.66% estimation process
2018 54,232 -0.74% estimation process
2019 53,922 -0.57% estimation process
2020 53,689 -0.43% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 20,452
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 18,341
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 11.5%
April 1, 2020 Population : 20,564
April 1, 2010 Population : 18,297
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.9%
People over 65 (%) : 10.0%
Female persons, % : 47.8%
White only, percent : 86.6%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 3.3%
Asians alone % : 2.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 27.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 65.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,197
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 9.6%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 60.4%

Rocky Mount zip code is 27801. County name: Edgecombe, County fips: 37065

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 60.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $232,100
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,525
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $404
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,021
2015-2019 Households : 7,232
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.74
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 76.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 92.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 83.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 5.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 14.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 71.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.5%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 127,160
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 143,031
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 31,930
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 704,399
2012 total retail sales per capita : $36,335
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 27.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $79,205
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $35,270
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.4%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,777
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 931
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 499
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 293
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,295
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 173
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,384
2010 population per square mile : 1,037.3
2010 land area in square miles : 17.64

People born in Rocky Mount (69)

People born in Rocky Mount, including jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, actress and singer Mary Elizabeth Winstead, professional boxer James Boyd, .

List

  • Harold Vick (American musician) he was born in 03/04/1936
  • Dana Glover (American pop singer and songwriter) she was born in 14/10/1974
  • Maureen Garrett (American actress) she was born in 18/08/1948
  • Earle Hyman (American actor) he was born in 11/10/1926
  • Buck Williams (American basketball player and coach) he was born in 08/03/1960
  • Benjamin H. Bunn (American politician (1844-1907)) he was born in 19/10/1844
  • Mike Easley (72nd governor of North Carolina) he was born in 23/03/1950
  • Phil Ford (basketball player) he was born in 09/02/1956
  • Kay Kyser (American bandleader, actor) he was born in 18/06/1905
  • Elijah L. Daughtridge (American politician (1863-1921)) he was born in 17/01/1863
  • Anthony Avent (American basketball player) he was born in 18/10/1969
  • Charles Pittman (American basketball player) he was born in 23/03/1958
  • Herman Boone (American football coach) he was born in 28/10/1935
  • Whitey Thomas (American trumpeter) he was born in 29/06/1920
  • James Carson Gardner (American politician) he was born in 08/04/1933
  • Joe Bonner (American musician) he was born in 20/04/1948
  • Allan Gurganus (American novelist and story writer) he was born in 11/06/1947
  • Mae Mercer (American blues singer and actress (1932-2008)) she was born in 12/06/1932

Schools in Rocky Mount

College & universities near Rocky Mount, NC

Code Name City ZIP
199209 North Carolina Wesleyan College Rocky Mount (NC) 27804
199087 Nash Community College Rocky Mount (NC) 27804
198491 Edgecombe Community College Tarboro (NC) 27886
197911 Barton College Wilson (NC) 27893-7000
199953 Wilson Community College Wilson (NC) 27893-3310

Stations (11)

Amtrak & bus stations near Rocky Mount, NC

Code Name Address Type
RMT Rocky Mount 101 Hammond Street RAIL
WLN Wilson 401 East Nash Street RAIL
GRN Greenville, NC Second and Reade Streets BUS
SSM Selma–Smithfield 500 East Railroad Street RAIL
GBO Goldsboro, NC 1615 East Beech Street BUS

Post offices near Rocky Mount

Post Office Name City ZIP
Rocky Moun Post Office Rocky Mount (NC) 27801
Rocky Mount Annex Post Office Rocky Mount (NC) 27804
Westridg Post Office Rocky Mount (NC) 27804
Sharpsburg Post Office Sharpsburg (NC) 27878
Battlebor Post Office Battleboro (NC) 27809

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Nash County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Nash County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Nashville 5,572 City in North Carolina, United States
Red Oak 3,492 City in Nash County, North Carolina, United States of America
Sharpsburg 2,018 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Spring Hope 1,313 City in Nash County, North Carolina, United States of America
Dortches 964 City in Nash County, North Carolina, United States of America
Middlesex 834 City in Nash County, North Carolina, United States of America
Whitakers 700 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Bailey 565 Town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States
Castalia 273 Human settlement in Nash County, North Carolina, United States of America
Momeyer 228 Human settlement in Nash County, North Carolina, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Rocky Mount distances to largest North Carolina cities