Rocky Mount, NC 27801 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27801: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Not Acceptable, USPS
Dortches, NC 27801
Rocky Mt, NC 27801

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Edgecombe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.954, Longitude -77.752
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 310
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 8,082
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 250
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,832

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Database updated: April 1, 2020, Maps updated: May 1, 2020.

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  2. Growth Rates for 27801 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

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Rocky Mount, NC 27801 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 Housing Affordability Index is 160
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 Wealth Index is 31
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 21,556 (100%)
Population in Households 21,381 (99.2%)
Population in Families 17,337 (80.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 175 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 309
Diversity Index2 43
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,626
Average Household Income $40,289
Per Capita Income $15,555
Wealth Index4 31

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,133 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,182 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,790 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $86,011
Housing Affordability Index3 160
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,315
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 5,469
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.02% -0.07%
Households 0.09% -0.08%
Families -0.04% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Rocky Mount, NC 27801 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27801 to the other 779 ZIP Codes in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 185 76th
Population Density # 249 68th
Diversity Index # 448 43rd
Median Household Income # 749 4th
Per Capita Income # 751 4th

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