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East Rockingham, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The East Rockingham Census Designated Place had a population of 3,616 as of July 1, 2020. East Rockingham 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 East Rockingham is located at latitude 34.9182 and longitude -79.7626 in Richmond County. The formal boundaries for the East Rockingham Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Richmond County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 253 feet.

The East Rockingham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402435) 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 East Rockingham Census Designated Place is located within Township of Wolf Pit, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richmond County.


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East Rockingham, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,616 (100%)
Population in Households 3,588 (99.2%)
Population in Families 2,821 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 28 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 1,058
Diversity Index2 64
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,430
Average Household Income $42,524
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $17,043
Wealth Index5 33
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 785 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 663 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $63,975
Average Home Value $88,327
Housing Affordability Index3 250
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,448
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 915
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.33% -0.33%
Households -0.28% -0.29%
Families -0.53% -0.37%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.36%

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East Rockingham, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Rockingham to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 224 70th
Population Density # 205 72nd
Median Household Income # 710 4th
Housing Affordability Index # 598 81st
Per Capita Income # 681 8th
Diversity Index # 139 81st

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