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Rocky Mount, NC

Edgecombe County, North Carolina

Latitude: 35.954112     Longitude: -77.805572
Population 56,626 (2005)
Elevation of Rocky Mount, North Carolina: 100 feet
ROCKY MOUNT is located in EDGECOMBE county, North Carolina at latitude 35.954112 and longitude -77.805572 with an elevation of 100 feet. The population of ROCKY MOUNT is 56,626 as of the year 2005 with a population growth of 1.31% from the year 2000 through 2005. The most common zip code of ROCKY MOUNT is 27804.

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Population 2005: 56,626
Population 2004: 56,437
Population 2003: 56,098
Population 2002: 55,972
Population 2001: 56,028
Population 2000: 55,893 (2000 Census)
Population 1990: 48,997 (1990 Census)

Population Growth 2000 to 2005: 1.31%
Population Growth 1990 to 2000: 14.07%

Population (2000 Census): 55,893
Male: 25,710 (46.00%)
Female: 30,183 (54.00%)

Median age: 35.20 years

Races, 2000 Census:
Black or African American: 56.02%
White: 40.34%
Hispanic or Latino: 1.85%
Two or more races: 1.07%
Other race: 0.91%
Asian: 0.70%
American Indian: 0.35%
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander: 0.02%

Housing Units: 24,167 (2000 Census)
Land Area: 35.5680 square miles
Water Area: 0.2108 square miles

Most populous zip code: 27804



All zip codes:
27801, 27802, 27803, 27804
(zip codes with population are shown in bold)

Cities & Towns nearby Rocky Mount

Dortches, NC 4.9mi NW
Battleboro, NC 5.5mi N
Sharpsburg, NC 6.2mi SSW
Red Oak, NC 7.6mi NW
Nashville, NC 8.8mi W
Elm City, NC 10.6mi SSW
Whitakers, NC 11.7mi NNE
Leggett, NC 12.9mi ENE
Momeyer, NC 13.6mi W
Pinetops, NC 14.6mi SE

2005 data is not available for the city but is available for the area. This data is shown below. The numbers in the 2005 data shown below may represent different geographical areas than the 2000 data shown above.


2005 Data for: Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area

Population: 141,985
Male: 67,693 (47.68%)
Female: 74,292 (52.32%)

Median age: 37.50 years

Races, 2005 Data:
White: 50.68%
Black or African American: 45.19%
Hispanic or Latino: 2.95%
Other race: 2.15%
Two or more races: 0.68%
American Indian: 0.43%
Asian: 0.24%


Population data by age, 2005 data
Under 5 years: 9,836 (6.93%)
5 to 9 years: 9,366 (6.60%)
10 to 14 years: 11,541 (8.13%)
15 to 19 years: 9,791 (6.90%)
20 to 24 years: 7,877 (5.55%)
25 to 34 years: 17,807 (12.54%)
35 to 44 years: 21,033 (14.81%)
45 to 54 years: 21,484 (15.13%)
55 to 59 years: 8,981 (6.33%)
60 to 64 years: 6,824 (4.81%)
65 to 74 years: 9,333 (6.57%)
75 to 84 years: 6,334 (4.46%)
85 years and over: 1,778 (1.25%)

Median age: 37.50 years

Population data by age, legal ages, 2005 data
18 years and over: 104,563 (73.64%)
21 years and over: 99,723 (70.23%)
62 years and over: 22,061 (15.54%)
65 years and over: 17,445 (12.29%)

18 years and older by gender, 2005 data
18 years and over: 104,563 (73.64%)
Male: 48,463 (46.35% of this group)
Female: 56,100 (53.65% of this group)

65 years and older by gender, 2005 data
65 years and over: 17,445 (12.29%)
Male: 6,939 (39.78% of this group)
Female: 10,506 (60.22% of this group)

Races, 2005 data
One Race: 141,015 (99.32%)
Two or more Races: 970 (0.68%)
White: 71,964 (50.68%)
Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 4,190 (2.95%)
Black or African American: 64,166 (45.19%)
Asian: 346 (0.24%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0 (0.00%)
American Indian and Alaska Native: 607 (0.43%)
Some other race: 3,050 (2.15%)

Hispanic or Latino Races, 2005 data
Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 4,190 (2.95%)

Two or More Races, 2005 data
Two or more Races: 970 (0.68%)
Two races including Some other race: 0 (0.00%)
Two races excluding Some other race, and Three or more races: 672 (0.47%)

Housedold Data, 2005 data
Household population: 141,985 (100.00%)
Householder: 60,298 (42.47%)
Spouse: 23,924 (16.85%)
Child: 43,713 (30.79%)
Other relatives: 7,582 (5.34%)
Nonrelatives: 6,468 (4.56%)
Unmarried partner: 3,284 (2.31%)
Total households: 56,821
Family households (families): 37,344 (65.72%)
With own children under 18 years: 19,020 (33.47%)
Married-couple families: 22,536 (39.66%)
With own children under 18 years: 8,881 (15.63%)
Male householder, no wife present: 3,582 (6.30%)
With own children under 18 years: 2,321 (4.08%)
Female householder, no husband present: 11,226 (19.76%)
With own children under 18 years: 7,818 (13.76%)
Nonfamily households: 19,477 (34.28%)
Householder living alone: 16,901 (29.74%)
65 years and over: 6,718 (11.82%)
Households with one or more people under 18 years: 20,422 (35.94%)
Households with one or more people 65 years and over: 12,936 (22.77%)
Average household size : 2.50
Average family size: 3.09

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