Rockingham County NC Information


Rockingham County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 92,489
Population in Households 91,423
Population in Familes 74,718
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,066
Population Density1 164
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 38,357
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 25,701
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 43,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,795 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,562 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,339 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $108,675
Average Home Value $144,389


Median Household Income $39,205
Average Household Income $52,668
Per Capita Income $22,136
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% -0.23%
Households -0.14% -0.2%
Families -0.29% -0.29%
Median Household Income   -0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.


Rockingham County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockingham County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 31 70th
Population Density1 # 35 66th
Diversity Index2 # 55 46th
Median Household Income # 57 44th
Per Capita Income # 52 49th

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