East Rockingham, North Carolina Population 2024

3,318

East Rockingham is a city located in Richmond County North Carolina. East Rockingham has a 2024 population of 3,318. East Rockingham is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -0.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,338 in 2020.

The average household income in East Rockingham is $51,331 with a poverty rate of 32.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East Rockingham is 35.8 years, 28.5 years for males, and 36.7 years for females.

East Rockingham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Rockingham was:

  • White: 69.44%
  • Black or African American: 17.19%
  • Two or more races: 10.97%
  • Other race: 2.37%
  • Asian: 0.03%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
970.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.6% (-20)
The current population of East Rockingham, North Carolina is 3,318 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,338.

East Rockingham, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,31169.44%
Black or African American57217.19%
Two or more races36510.97%
Other race792.37%
Asian10.03%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East Rockingham Population by Race

East Rockingham Population Pyramid 2024

East Rockingham Median Age

35.8

Total

28.5

Male

36.7

Female

East Rockingham Adults

There are 2,190 adults, (398 of whom are seniors) in East Rockingham.

East Rockingham Age Dependency

85.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.5

Child Dependency Ratio

East Rockingham Sex Ratio

Female1,64049.28%
Male1,68850.72%

East Rockingham Population by Age

East Rockingham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3062.5465.134.9
Non Family4871.0453.846.2
Married3693.296.23.8
Female3163.5635.864.2
Male1343.7389.610.4

3.27

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Rockingham Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade26913.92%
Associates Degree29115.05%
Bachelors Degree1105.69%
Graduate Degree1075.54%
High School Graduate68535.44%
Less Than 9th Grade1236.36%
Some College34818%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Rockingham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Rockingham Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,3611,02450
Black36134776
Hispanic17813789
2+ Races13713791
Other Race4100

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 66.42%.

East Rockingham Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$27,545$0$28,182
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$29,497$31,250$23,274
Less Than 9th Grade$31,271$31,311$0
Overall$29,069$28,403$29,808
Some College$0$0$39,554

$29,069

Average Earnings

$28,403

Average Male

$29,808

Average Female

East Rockingham Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Rockingham Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Rockingham Language

89.54% of East Rockingham residents speak only English, while 10.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.46% of the population.

East Rockingham Language

East Rockingham Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,21090140.77%
Hispanic3648122.25%
Multiple3656517.81%
Black5686411.27%
Other793848.1%

32.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.79%

Male Poverty Rate

38.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Rockingham

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Rockingham is Other, with 48.1% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Rockingham is Black, with 11.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 49.95%.

East Rockingham Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.8%
High School34.31%
Some College16.74%
Bachelors or Greater0%

East Rockingham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed64.23%
Female Employed19.66%
Male Employed0.91%

East Rockingham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Rockingham Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$32,566$51,123
Households$31,475$51,331
Married Families$69,427$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,258$48,593

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Rockingham Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.9%

Male Marriage Rate

26.2%

Female Marriage Rate

East Rockingham Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Rockingham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

East Rockingham Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Rockingham Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

242

Number of Veterans

176

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War97
World War II34
Vietnam29
Second Gulf War17
Korea0

East Rockingham Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5495
75+64
55 to 6462
65 to 7421
18 to 340

East Rockingham Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White17911.53%
2+ Races5729.08%
Hispanic5517.13%
Black61.66%

East Rockingham Veterans by Race

East Rockingham Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Rockingham Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

East Rockingham Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Rockingham Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Rockingham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.63%

Born in East Rockingham

93.24%

Native Born

6.76%

Foreign Born

2.43%

Non Citizen

4.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.24% of East Rockingham residents were born in the United States, with 72.63% having been born in North Carolina. 2.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East Rockingham Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,318-5-0.15%
20233,323-5-0.15%
20223,328-210-5.94%
20213,5382005.99%
20203,3382528.17%
20193,086-203-6.17%
20183,289-108-3.18%
20173,397591.77%
20163,338-583-14.87%
20153,921-148-3.64%
20144,0693479.32%
20133,722140.38%
20123,708-173-4.46%
20113,8811453.88%
20103,73600%

East Rockingham Population by Year