Rocky Mount demographics profile

StatisticRocky MountNorth CarolinaNational
Population56,1759,940,828318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,27321891
Median age37.038.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%43%43%
Speak English95%89%79%
Speak Spanish3%7%13%
Rocky Mount, NC has a population of 56,175 and is the 711th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,273 per sq mi which is 484% higher than the North Carolina average and 1305% higher than the national average. The median age in Rocky Mount is 37 which is approximately 3% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Rocky Mount, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 74% of Rocky Mount residents were born in North Carolina, 21% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

Did you know?

  • The population density in Rocky Mount is 484% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Rocky Mount is 3% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Rocky Mount 30.46% of the population is White.
  • In Rocky Mount 62.75% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Rocky Mount 1.38% of the population is Asian.

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Rocky Mount population breakdown by race

RaceRocky MountNorth CarolinaNational
White30.46%69.24%73.35%
Black or African American62.75%21.50%12.63%
Asian1.38%2.56%5.22%
American Indian0.42%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.07%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.00%2.45%3.06%
Other race1.91%3.01%4.75%
In Rocky Mount, 3.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Rocky Mount, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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