Rockingham County NC Information


Rockingham County Subdivisions

Rockingham County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 90,540 (100%)
Population in Households 89,561 (98.9%)
Population in Families 72,799 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 979 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 160
Diversity Index2 52


Median Household Income $46,615
Average Household Income $63,018
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $26,911
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 43,402 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,067 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,575 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,760 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $147,175
Average Home Value $169,023
Housing Affordability Index3 142


Total Households 38,642
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 25,264
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.27% -0.05%
Households -0.11% 0.06%
Families   -0.03%
Median Household Income   3.20%
Per Capita Income   3.61%
Owner Occupied HU   0.22%


Rockingham County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockingham County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 31 70th
Population Density # 37 64th
Median Household Income # 81 20th
Housing Affordability Index # 58 58th
Per Capita Income # 78 23rd
Diversity Index # 58 43rd

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