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Rockfish, North Carolina - Basic Facts

Rockfish is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Rockfish Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hoke County at latitude 34.9927 and longitude -79.0661. Hoke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Rockfish Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 4.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

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Rockfish, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,565
Population in Households 3,565
Population in Familes 3,134
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 720
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 1,291
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,002
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,009 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 282 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $171,441
Average Home Value $180,476


Median Household Income $53,894
Average Household Income $60,716
Per Capita Income $21,554
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.85% 3.06%
Households 1.87% 3.16%
Families 1.77% 3.04%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
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, 2014 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 # 210 72nd
Population Density1 # 349 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 112 85th
Median Household Income # 115 85th
Per Capita Income # 309 58th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.