Rockfish, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rockfish, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Rockfish Census Designated Place had a population of 3,523 as of July 1, 2017. Rockfish ranks in the upper 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 Rockfish is located at latitude 34.9906 and longitude -79.0701 in Hoke County. The formal boundaries for the Rockfish Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Hoke County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 217 feet.

The Rockfish Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403488) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Rockfish Census Designated Place is located within Township of McLauchlin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hoke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockfish population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Rockfish, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,523
Daytime Population: Workers 367
Daytime Population: Residents 1,974
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,341
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 3,523
Population in Familes 3,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 711
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $56,355
Average Household Income $62,627
Per Capita Income $22,315


Total Housing Units 1,400 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 983 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $155,664
Average Home Value $169,196


Total Households 1,272
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 982
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 0.91% 1.96%
Households 0.89% 2.07%
Families 0.75% 1.96%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Rockfish, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockfish to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 226 70th
Population Density # 351 53rd
Diversity Index # 158 78th
Median Household Income # 122 84th
Per Capita Income # 378 49th

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