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Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area


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2022 population: 144,090   ( 8,302 from 2010)
Land area: 1045.9 square miles
Population density: 137.8 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:62,516 43.39% 14.5%
Black:66,81546.37% 1.4%
Indian:8570.59% 23.3%
Asian:1,1990.83% 41.1%
2+ races:2,2531.56% 34.6%
Hispanic:10,4507.25% 28.7%
Total non-White:81,57456.61% 2.9%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:3,703 12.9
Deaths:4,79916.7
Net Migration: 1,0893.8
Net Immigration: 1820.6
Change in White population:-10,614 -7.0
Change in Non-White pop.:2,312 1.5




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
152,392
73,13047.99%
67,76744.47%
6950.46%
8500.56%
1,6741.10%
8,1195.33%
79,26252.01%

2000
143,026
75,16452.55%
61,29542.86%
4380.31%
5600.39%
9780.68%
4,4933.14%
67,86247.45%

1990
133,235
76,44157.37%
55,69041.80%
3130.23%
1910.14%
n/a
6000.45%
56,79442.63%

1980
123,141
71,80058.31%
49,85740.49%
1530.12%
2340.19%
n/a
1,0810.88%
51,34141.69%

1970
111,463
65,29758.58%
45,82841.11%
950.09%
350.03%
n/a
1910.17%
46,166 41.42%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
18,483 12.9
14,0269.8
-1,655-1.2
1,5891.1
-2,034 -1.4
11,400 8.0
1990's
NumberRate
20,838 15.6
14,10910.6
6,2284.7
6140.5
-1,277 -1.0
11,068 8.3
1980's
NumberRate
19,629 15.9
12,418 10.1
4,259 3.5
n/a
4,641 3.8
5,453 4.4
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
1,296 1.2
n/a
6,503 5.8
5,175 4.6

Age, Family & Household Data for Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
41.7
31,943 22.2%
112,147 77.8%
27,722 19.2%
57,143
2.48
37,739 66.0%
23,450 62.1%
5,630 14.9%
19,404 34.0%

2010
NumberPercent
39.8
36,814 24.2%
115,578 75.8%
21,497 14.1%
59,462
2.50
40,609 68.3%
26,403 65.0%
5,985 14.7%
18,853 31.7%

2000
NumberPercent
36.5
37,307 26.1%
105,719 73.9%
18,007 12.6%
54,041
2.59
38,877 71.9%
27,532 70.8%
4,989 12.8%
15,164 28.1%

1990
NumberPercent
33.3
35,537 26.7%
97,698 73.3%
16,386 12.3%
49,416
2.66
36,707 74.3%
26,979 73.5%
4,421 12.0%
12,709 25.7%

1980
NumberPercent
29.6
37,796 30.7%
85,345 69.3%
12,897 10.5%
41,991
2.90
33,065 78.7%
26,111 79.0%
3,193 9.7%
8,926 21.3%

2022 Housing Data for Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units66,549 
Median Value$142,588 
Occupied57,14385.9%
Vacant9,40614.1%
Owned36,51663.9%
Rented20,62736.1%
Median Rent$844 
Single-Family Units44,20966.4%
    Detached43,38265.2%
    Attached8271.2%
Buldings with 5+ Units4,3366.5%
Mobile Homes12,57218.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003,6476.4%
$10,000 to $14,9993,4176.0%
$15,000 to $19,9992,9295.1%
$20,000 to $24,9992,6684.7%
$25,000 to $29,9993,0585.4%
$30,000 to $34,9992,8635.0%
$35,000 to $39,9992,3404.1%
$40,000 to $44,9992,8535.0%
$45,000 to $49,9992,8244.9%
$50,000 to $59,9995,3989.4%
$60,000 to $74,9994,5888.0%
$75,000 to $99,9997,31412.8%
$100,000 to $124,9994,6318.1%
$125,000 to $149,9993,2815.7%
$150,000 to $199,9993,1785.6%
$200,000 or more2,1543.8%
Median Household Income53,248 
Per Capita Income29,896 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.78 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI4,2407.4%
Public Assistance7571.3%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps11,10219.4%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed54,76666.4%
Unemployed4,5225.5%
In Armed Forces530.1%
Total Labor Force59,34171.9%
Not in Labor Force23,18528.1%
Real Unemployment Rate 33.6%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector23,59622,50151.2%
Non-Profit1,3741,95841.2%
Self-Employed3,2251,62166.5%
Local Government1,8032,71639.9%
State Government1,0842,26132.4%
Federal Government44073537.4%
Total Private + Self26,82124,12252.6%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.4,7017,67038.0%
Total31,52231,79249.8%
Pct. Govt.14.3%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts8,19812.9%
Sales and Office Occupations13,31120.9%
Professional, Technical11,57718.2%
Service Occupations11,57518.2%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing5860.9%
All others18,87829.7%
White Collar 52.1%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing10,89325.2%
Health care and social assistance8,57519.9%
Retail trade7,96318.4%
Construction4,77811.1%
Educational services4,62510.7%
Accommodation and food services4,57010.6%
Transportation and warehousing3,5898.3%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,0777.1%
Finance and insurance2,9026.7%
Public administration2,8186.5%
Other services2,2475.2%
Professional, scientific, technical2,0194.7%
Wholesale trade1,3233.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1,1542.7%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,0122.3%
Arts, entertainment, recreation7711.8%
Information6631.5%
Utilities3630.8%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction1130.3%
Management840.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican6,8454.75%
Puerto Rican9580.66%
Cuban260.02%
Dominican1530.11%
Total Central American9170.64%
Costa Rican100.01%
Guatemalan3320.23%
Honduran3980.28%
Nicaraguan320.02%
Panamanian470.03%
Salvadoran20.00%
Other Central American960.07%
Total South American6630.46%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean2160.15%
Colombian1620.11%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian2580.18%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan270.02%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic2120.15%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian2450.17%
Chinese1420.10%
Filipino950.07%
Vietnamese380.03%
Japanese290.02%
Taiwanese110.01%
Korean90.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English126,45793.0%
Spanish8,0325.9%
Arabic4910.4%
Other Indo-European2260.2%
German, other Germanic1780.1%
Korean1660.1%
Other Asian980.1%
Tagalog950.1%
French, Haitian, Cajun840.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American16,50811.5%
English13,1569.1%
German5,2453.6%
Irish4,7063.3%
Italian1,7661.2%
European1,4801.0%
Scottish1,2870.9%
French1,0380.7%
Dutch8380.6%
Scotch-Irish7740.5%
African6920.5%
British5570.4%
Palestinian5380.4%
Swedish4520.3%
West Indian4460.3%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen140,53597.5%
Not a citizen3,5472.5%
Native138,53196.1%
Foreign-born5,5513.9%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
4,428 4.4%9,384 9.4%34,522 34.4%31,371 31.3%14,530 14.5%6,048 6.0%
  Average years of education: 12.9
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 4,428 4.4%
9-12 Years 9,384 9.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 34,522 34.4%
Some College 31,371 31.3%
Bach. Degree 14,530 14.5%
Grad Degree 6,048 6.0%
Average years of education: 12.9

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Rocky Mount, NC Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 139,448 133,160 6,288 4.5%
1991 143,730 133,592 10,138 7.1%
1992 144,262 132,634 11,628 8.1%
1993 142,508 133,034 9,474 6.6%
1994 140,040 131,700 8,340 6.0%
1995 143,640 134,452 9,188 6.4%
1996 149,474 136,796 12,678 8.5%
1997 143,812 132,178 11,634 8.1%
1998 140,312 130,460 9,852 7.0%
1999 139,550 130,470 9,080 6.5%
2000 137,224 130,274 6,950 5.1%
2001 138,958 129,078 9,880 7.1%
2002 138,632 125,622 13,010 9.4%
2003 140,006 128,082 11,924 8.5%
2004 138,674 128,134 10,540 7.6%
2005 137,976 127,862 10,114 7.3%
2006 138,878 129,332 9,546 6.9%
2007 141,878 132,600 9,278 6.5%
2008 143,364 131,358 12,006 8.4%
2009 145,100 124,946 20,154 13.9%
2010 146,390 126,580 19,810 13.5%
2011 144,440 124,914 19,526 13.5%
2012 142,262 124,078 18,184 12.8%
2013 138,684 123,506 15,178 10.9%
2014 134,860 123,360 11,500 8.5%
2015 133,190 122,574 10,616 8.0%
2016 132,290 122,640 9,650 7.3%
2017 131,026 122,378 8,648 6.6%
2018 129,824 122,322 7,502 5.8%
2019 129,106 122,600 6,506 5.0%
2020 125,662 114,202 11,460 9.1%
2021 125,076 116,290 8,786 7.0%
2022 125,256 118,386 6,870 5.5%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com