Rockingham, North Carolina Population 2021

8,437
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Rockingham is a city located in Richmond County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 8,437, it is the 102nd largest city in North Carolina and the 3484th largest city in the United States . Rockingham is currently declining at a rate of -1.30% annually and its population has decreased by -11.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,558 in 2010. Rockingham reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 8 miles, Rockingham has a population density of 1,104 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rockingham is $49,473 with a poverty rate of 28.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $619 per month, and the median house value is $97,100. The median age in Rockingham is 36.4 years, 34 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Rockingham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rockinghamwas:

  • White: 58.07%
  • Black or African American: 37.23%
  • Two or more races: 1.75%
  • Native American: 1.50%
  • Asian: 0.97%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rockingham, North Carolina is 8,437 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,659.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,558.

Rockingham, North Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202144,711-59-0.13%
202044,770-59-0.13%
201944,829-59-0.13%
201844,888610.14%
201744,827-185-0.41%
201645,012-417-0.93%
201545,429-342-0.75%
201445,771-362-0.79%
201346,133-226-0.49%
201246,359-292-0.63%
201146,651160.03%
201046,6350.00%

Rockingham Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,14858.07%
Black or African American3,30037.23%
Two or More Races1551.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native1331.50%
Asian860.97%
Some Other Race430.49%
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Rockingham Population by Race

Rockingham Population Pyramid $2021

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Rockingham Median Age

36.4


Total

34


Male

40.3


Female

Rockingham Adults

There are 6,841 adults, (1,693 of whom are seniors) in Rockingham.

Rockingham Age Dependency

72.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockingham Sex Ratio

Female

4,765

53.75%

Male

4,100

46.25%

Rockingham Population by Age

Rockingham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rockingham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female26.1%73.9%
Non Family39%61%
All49.1%50.9%
Married77.1%22.9%
Male77.1%22.9%

49.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rockingham Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6022.3849.1
Non Family1,3911.2139
Married1,1222.8277.1
Female9363.4626.1
Male1533.1877.1

2.98

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Rockingham Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2604.48%
9th to 12th Grade4968.55%
High School Graduate1,84831.86%
Some College1,39123.98%
Associates Degree67611.66%
Bachelors Degree83214.34%
Graduate Degree2975.12%
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Rockingham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rockingham Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,7123,295867
Black1,7491,480205
Hispanic16812635
Asian7660
Native American595122
2+ Races4232
Other Race262121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 80.77%.

Rockingham Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,091$36,493$30,160
Less Than 9th Grade$$32,460$
High School Graduate$28,107$36,271$20,000
Some College$30,814$34,583$26,869
Bachelors Degree$35,633$38,447$34,659
Graduate Degree$53,304$$45,833

$32,091

Average Earnings

$36,493

Average Male

$30,160

Average Female

Rockingham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rockingham Language by Age

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Rockingham Language

96.38% of Rockingham residents speak only English, while 3.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.59% of the population.

Rockingham Language

Rockingham Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,1561,36543.25%
White4,75486718.24%
Multiple1557447.74%
Hispanic3647119.51%
Asian865462.79%
Native1332418.05%

28.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.10%

Male Poverty Rate

33.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockingham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockingham is Asian, with 62.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockingham is Native, with 18.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.89%.

Rockingham Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.18%
High School22.03%
Some College21.52%
Bachelors or Greater5.99%

Rockingham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed88.89%
Female Unemployed71.22%
Female Employed15.17%
Male Employed3.35%

Rockingham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rockingham Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,150$49,473
Families$41,617$60,561
Married Families$75,430-
Non Families$22,846$27,938
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Income by Household Type

Rockingham Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

31.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockingham Married by Age and Sex

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Rockingham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rockingham Marital Status by Race

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Rockingham Marital Status

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494

Number of Veterans

458

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam213
Second Gulf War75
First Gulf War48
World War II38
Korea30

Rockingham Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74186
75+149
35 to 5457
55 to 6452
18 to 3450

Rockingham Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3708.90%
Black1094.60%
2+ Races1525.00%

Rockingham Veterans by Race

Rockingham Veterans by Education

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1.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockingham Veterans by Education

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54%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Rockingham Employment by Age

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Rockingham Employment by Race

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Rockingham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.58%

Born in Rockingham

97.50%

Native Born

2.50%

Foreign Born

0.86%

Non Citizen

1.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.50% of Rockingham residents were born in the United States, with 73.58% having been born in North Carolina. 0.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rockingham Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,437-111-1.30%
20208,548-111-1.28%
20198,659-111-1.27%
20188,770-72-0.81%
20178,842-126-1.40%
20168,968-145-1.59%
20159,113-68-0.74%
20149,181-150-1.61%
20139,331-80-0.85%
20129,411-85-0.90%
20119,496-33-0.35%
20109,529-143-0.15%
20009,6722730.29%
19909,3991,0991.25%
19808,3002,4483.56%
19705,8523400.60%
19605,5122,1565.09%
19503,356-301-0.86%
19403,6577512.33%
19302,9063971.48%
19202,5090.00%

Rockingham Population by Year