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, 2017)


Total Population 21,864
Daytime Population: Workers 3,959
Daytime Population: Residents 13,137
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,096
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 21,760
Population in Familes 17,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density2 508
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $39,479
Average Household Income $59,826
Per Capita Income $24,045


Total Housing Units 10,316 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,062 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,681 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,573 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $132,395
Average Home Value $181,806


Total Households 8,743
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,880
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.29%
Households -0.33% -0.35%
Families -0.51% -0.45%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

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

The table below compares 27803 to the other 782 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 176 78th
Population Density # 183 77th
Diversity Index # 230 71st
Median Household Income # 506 35th
Per Capita Income # 341 57th

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