Rockingham, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Rockingham, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Rockingham had a population of 9,360 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockingham: Richmond Court House.

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


Total Population 9,360
Population in Households 9,138
Population in Familes 7,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density2 1,220
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $31,621
Average Household Income $45,091
Per Capita Income $19,366


Total Housing Units 4,575 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,906 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,056 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 613 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $98,520
Average Home Value $123,990


Total Households 3,962
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,477
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 -0.25% -0.48%
Households -0.24% -0.47%
Families -0.05% -0.58%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.52%

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, 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 # 94 87th
Population Density # 160 78th
Diversity Index # 156 79th
Median Household Income # 638 14th
Per Capita Income # 597 19th

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