Rockfish, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Rockfish, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Rockfish Census Designated Place had a population of 3,520 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 3,520
Population in Households 3,520
Population in Familes 3,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 711
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $58,450
Average Household Income $64,729
Per Capita Income $23,134


Total Housing Units 1,403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 976 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $161,792
Average Home Value $175,974


Total Households 1,274
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 984
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 0.79% 1.57%
Households 0.8% 1.68%
Families 0.69% 1.59%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

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, 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 # 226 70th
Population Density # 357 52nd
Diversity Index # 132 82nd
Median Household Income # 130 83rd
Per Capita Income # 384 48th

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