Rockfish, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rockfish, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Rockfish Census Designated Place had a population of 3,575 as of July 1, 2016. Rockfish ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rockfish is located at latitude 34.9906 and longitude -79.0701 in Hoke County. The formal boundaries for the Rockfish Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Hoke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The Rockfish Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403488) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rockfish Census Designated Place is located within Township of McLauchlin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hoke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockfish population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rockfish, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,575
Population in Households 3,575
Population in Familes 3,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 722
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 1,295
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,002
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,006 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $155,678
Average Home Value $166,377


Median Household Income $56,968
Average Household Income $62,516
Per Capita Income $22,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.3% 2.17%
Households 1.32% 2.34%
Families 1.2% 2.25%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rockfish, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockfish to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 218 71st
Population Density1 # 352 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 156 79th
Median Household Income # 93 88th
Per Capita Income # 333 55th

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