Rockingham, North Carolina Population 2024

8,924

Rockingham is a city located in Richmond County North Carolina. Rockingham has a 2024 population of 8,924. It is also the county seat of Richmond County.Rockingham is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually and its population has decreased by -3.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,207 in 2020.

The average household income in Rockingham is $55,756 with a poverty rate of 28.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rockingham is 40 years, 36.9 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Rockingham Demographics

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

  • White: 57.54%
  • Black or African American: 35.49%
  • Other race: 3.59%
  • Two or more races: 2.53%
  • Native American: 0.78%
  • Asian: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
7.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,167.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.07% (-283)
The current population of Rockingham, North Carolina is 8,924 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,207.

Rockingham, North Carolina Population 2024

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Rockingham Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,27957.54%
Black or African American3,25635.49%
Other race3293.59%
Two or more races2322.53%
Native American720.78%
Asian60.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rockingham Population by Race

Rockingham Population Pyramid 2024

Rockingham Median Age

40

Total

36.9

Male

42.7

Female

Rockingham Adults

There are 6,977 adults, (1,773 of whom are seniors) in Rockingham.

Rockingham Age Dependency

76.3

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockingham Sex Ratio

Female4,87853.17%
Male4,29646.83%

Rockingham Population by Age

Rockingham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8202.3556.243.8
Non Family1,4901.0939.960.1
Married1,3182.7881.918.1
Female7693.7736.763.3
Male2433.2678.621.4
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3.07

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rockingham Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rockingham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rockingham Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Rockingham Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,520

Average Earnings

$40,370

Average Male

$21,091

Average Female

Rockingham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rockingham Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rockingham Language

93.67% of Rockingham residents speak only English, while 6.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.14% of the population.

Rockingham Language

Rockingham Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black3,2041,57349.09%
White4,82586017.82%
Hispanic82410312.5%
Multiple2326528.02%
Native692130.43%
Asian66100%
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28.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.8%

Male Poverty Rate

34.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockingham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockingham is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockingham is Hispanic, with 12.5% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.38%.

Rockingham Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.66%
High School23.36%
Some College18.97%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%
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Rockingham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed85.14%
Female Employed18.16%
Male Employed4.14%
Male Unemployed
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Rockingham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rockingham Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rockingham Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockingham Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Rockingham Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rockingham Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

377

Number of Veterans

329

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

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Rockingham Veterans by War

count

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Rockingham Veterans by Age

count

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Rockingham Veterans by Race

Rockingham Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockingham Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.6%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Rockingham Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rockingham Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

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

71.93%

Born in Rockingham

96.73%

Native Born

3.27%

Foreign Born

1.78%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.73% of Rockingham residents were born in the United States, with 71.93% having been born in North Carolina. 1.78% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,709-43-0.49%
20288,752-43-0.49%
20278,795-43-0.49%
20268,838-43-0.48%
20258,881-43-0.48%
20248,924-43-0.48%
20238,967-43-0.48%
20229,010-43-0.47%
20219,053-154-1.67%
20209,2075256.05%
20198,682-101-1.15%
20188,783-68-0.77%
20178,851-136-1.51%
20168,987-142-1.56%
20159,129-68-0.74%
20149,197-150-1.6%
20139,347-84-0.89%
20129,431-83-0.87%
20119,514-32-0.34%
20109,546-126-1.3%
20009,6722732.9%
19909,3991,09913.24%
19808,3002,44841.83%
19705,8523406.17%
19605,5122,15664.24%
19503,356-301-8.23%
19403,65775125.84%
19302,90639715.82%
19202,509
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Rockingham Population by Year