Rockwell, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Rockwell, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Rockwell had a population of 2,173 as of July 1, 2015. Rockwell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Rockwell is located at latitude 35.5552 and longitude -80.4082 in Rowan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rockwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The Town of Rockwell (GNIS ID: 2407232) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockwell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockwell: Rockville.

Town of Rockwell, NC Boundary Map

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Rockwell, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,173
Population in Households 2,173
Population in Familes 1,795
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,295
Diversity Index2 18
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 874
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 597
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 590 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $118,575
Average Home Value $143,824
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,104
Average Household Income $55,689
Per Capita Income $22,222
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.48%
Households 0.58% 0.45%
Families 0.75% 0.37%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
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.

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Rockwell, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockwell to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 300 60th
Population Density1 # 126 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 642 13th
Median Household Income # 295 60th
Per Capita Income # 302 59th

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