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Rockwell, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Rockwell had a population of 2,133 as of July 1, 2017. Rockwell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Rockwell is located at latitude 35.5552 and longitude -80.4082 in Rowan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rockwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The Town of Rockwell (GNIS ID: 2407232) 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 Town of Rockwell is located within Township of Gold Hill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rowan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockwell 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 Rockwell: Rockville.

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


Total Population 2,133
Daytime Population: Workers 1,314
Daytime Population: Residents 1,276
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,590
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 2,133
Population in Familes 1,760
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,248
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $40,412
Average Household Income $58,225
Per Capita Income $23,015


Total Housing Units 931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 567 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 283 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $129,441
Average Home Value $187,698


Total Households 850
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 578
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 0.15% 0.19%
Households 0.02% 0.09%
Families 0.07% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Rockwell, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockwell 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 # 313 58th
Population Density # 145 81st
Diversity Index # 643 13th
Median Household Income # 395 47th
Per Capita Income # 344 54th

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