Rocky Mount employment information

IndexRocky MountNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$20,236$25,608$28,555
Median household income$36,724$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$52,761$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,725$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$26,470$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$20,579$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate10.3%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level25.5%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Rocky Mount is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Rocky Mount is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Rocky Mount is 76% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Rocky Mount is 63% higher than the national average.

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Rocky Mount median earnings by income bracket

Rocky Mount employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.1%0.3%
Manufacturing sector27.5%1.3%
Financial & insurance services2.2%5.9%
Wholesale & retail services17.2%15.2%
Public administration4.4%4.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.7%1.6%
Education, health & social services8.7%35.9%

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Nashville, NC5,469$48,37510%
Rocky Mount, NC57,071$36,72431%

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Towson, MD57,146$74,91640%
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Rocky Mount, NC57,071$36,72431%
Source: The Rocky Mount, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.