Rocky Mount, NC 27804 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27804: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Acceptable Alternative
Wesleyan Col, NC 27804
Wesleyan College, NC 27804

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,910
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,898
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 661
  • County: Nash County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.974, Longitude -77.832
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27804 has segments in 2 Counties (Edgecombe, Nash).

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Rocky Mount, NC 27804 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,079
Daytime Population: Workers 26,298
Daytime Population: Residents 16,689
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,987
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.48
Population in Households 28,338
Population in Familes 22,394
Population in Group Qrtrs 741
Population Density2 681
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $48,128
Average Household Income $68,037
Per Capita Income $28,524


Total Housing Units 13,732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,643 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,271 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,818 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $146,189
Average Home Value $187,878


Total Households 11,914
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 7,471
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 -0.27% -0.29%
Households -0.31% -0.37%
Families -0.49% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Rocky Mount, NC 27804 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27804 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 # 119 85th
Population Density # 154 80th
Diversity Index # 156 80th
Median Household Income # 264 66th
Per Capita Income # 170 78th

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