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Rockingham, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Rockingham had a population of 9,504 as of July 1, 2017. Rockingham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Rockingham is located at latitude 34.9386 and longitude -79.7603 in Richmond County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rockingham (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Richmond County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 282 feet.

The City of Rockingham (GNIS ID: 2404637) 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 Rockingham is located within Township of Rockingham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Richmond County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockingham: Richmond Court House.

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


Total Population 9,504
Daytime Population: Workers 7,140
Daytime Population: Residents 6,048
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,188
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 9,288
Population in Familes 7,351
Population in Group Qrtrs 216
Population Density2 1,239
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $30,602
Average Household Income $44,342
Per Capita Income $19,088


Total Housing Units 4,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,045 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,998 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 559 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $95,401
Average Home Value $121,247


Total Households 4,043
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,521
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 -0.08% -0.28%
Households 0.0% -0.25%
Families 0.19% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Rockingham, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 94 87th
Population Density # 148 80th
Diversity Index # 148 80th
Median Household Income # 628 15th
Per Capita Income # 567 23rd

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