East Rockingham, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Rockingham, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The East Rockingham Census Designated Place had a population of 3,540 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.9119 and longitude -79.7648 in Richmond County. The formal boundaries for the East Rockingham Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Rockingham 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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East Rockingham, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,540
Daytime Population: Workers 397
Daytime Population: Residents 2,120
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,517
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 3,513
Population in Familes 2,767
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 1,040
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $28,641
Average Household Income $42,057
Per Capita Income $16,950


Total Housing Units 1,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 792 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 620 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 277 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $48,411
Average Home Value $65,436


Total Households 1,411
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 895
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 -0.74% -0.51%
Households -0.72% -0.5%
Families -1.03% -0.61%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 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 # 224 70th
Population Density # 212 71st
Diversity Index # 152 79th
Median Household Income # 667 10th
Per Capita Income # 662 11th

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