Rocky Mount, NC 27803 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27803: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rocky Mount, NC 27803

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 404
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,391
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 178
  • County: Nash County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.93, Longitude -77.834
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27803 has segments in 2 Counties (Nash, Wilson).

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Rocky Mount, NC 27803 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,989
Population in Households 21,884
Population in Familes 18,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 105
Population Density1 552
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 8,867
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 5,974
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,368 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,157 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,710 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,501 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $128,522
Average Home Value $175,984


Median Household Income $38,189
Average Household Income $57,498
Per Capita Income $23,308
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.09%
Households -0.06% -0.1%
Families -0.2% -0.18%
Median Household Income   -0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.

Rocky Mount, NC 27803 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27803 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 173 78th
Population Density1 # 168 78th
Diversity Index2 # 220 72nd
Median Household Income # 513 34th
Per Capita Income # 321 59th

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