East Rockingham, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Rockingham, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The East Rockingham Census Designated Place had a population of 3,596 as of July 1, 2016. East Rockingham 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 East Rockingham is located at latitude 34.9119 and longitude -79.7648 in Richmond County. The formal boundaries for the East Rockingham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Richmond County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 253 feet.

The East Rockingham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402435) 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 East Rockingham Census Designated Place is located within Township of Wolf Pit, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richmond County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Rockingham 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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East Rockingham, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,596
Population in Households 3,569
Population in Familes 2,818
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 1,057
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 1,440
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 917
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 813 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 627 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 264 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $44,432
Average Home Value $62,131


Median Household Income $28,016
Average Household Income $40,200
Per Capita Income $16,267
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.39%
Households -0.51% -0.34%
Families -0.81% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
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.

East Rockingham, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Rockingham 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 # 216 71st
Population Density1 # 204 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 146 80th
Median Household Income # 663 10th
Per Capita Income # 658 11th

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