Rocky Mount, NC Profile: Facts & Data


Rocky Mount Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Rocky Mount Content

Also See: Rocky Mount, NC ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Rocky Mount, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Rocky Mount had a population of 55,460 as of July 1, 2018. Rocky Mount ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rocky Mount is located at latitude 35.9685 and longitude -77.8083 in Nash County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rocky Mount (see map below) encompass a land area of 44.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Nash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Rocky Mount are located in Nash County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Edgecombe County.

The City of Rocky Mount (GNIS ID: 2404643) 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.

The City of Rocky Mount is located within Township of Stony Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nash County.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Rocky Mount 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Rocky Mount (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. North Carolina Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Research a North Carolina Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Rocky Mount, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 55,460
Population in Households 54,322
Population in Familes 43,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,138
Population Density2 1,259
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $40,399
Average Household Income $57,700
Per Capita Income $23,669


Total Housing Units 27,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,411 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,839 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,807 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $119,451
Average Home Value $163,463


Total Households 22,250
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 13,954
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.39% -0.31%
Households -0.41% -0.37%
Families -0.52% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Rocky Mount, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rocky Mount to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 17 98th
Population Density # 147 80th
Diversity Index # 278 62nd
Median Household Income # 448 40th
Per Capita Income # 361 51st

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

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare North Carolina July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: