Rockingham, North Carolina Population 2020

8,526

Rockingham is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 8,526, it is the 99th largest city in North Carolina and the 3448th largest city in the United States. Rockingham is currently declining at a rate of -1.44% annually and its population has decreased by -10.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,558 in 2010. Rockingham reached it's highest population of 9,672 in 2000. Spanning over 8 miles, Rockingham has a population density of 1,116 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rockingham is $50,164 with a poverty rate of 26.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $592 per month, and the median house value is $99,200. The median age in Rockingham is 39.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 43.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.7 males.

Rockingham Demographics

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

  • White: 63.22%
  • Black or African American: 32.67%
  • Asian: 1.63%
  • Native American: 1.36%
  • Two or more races: 0.83%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rockingham, North Carolina is 8,526, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,776.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,558.

Rockingham, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202045,011620.14%
201944,949620.14%
201844,887620.14%
201744,825-196-0.44%
201645,021-414-0.92%
201545,435-343-0.75%
201445,778-355-0.78%
201346,133-225-0.49%
201246,358-289-0.62%
201146,647140.03%
201046,6330.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,68663.22%
Black or African American2,93832.67%
Asian1471.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native1221.36%
Two or More Races750.83%
Some Other Race260.29%

Rockingham Population Pyramid 2020

Rockingham Median Age

39.5


Total

34.9


Male

43.2


Female

Rockingham Adults

There are 7,167 adults, (1,774 of whom are seniors) in Rockingham.

Rockingham Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockingham Sex Ratio

Female

4,817

53.56%

Male

4,177

46.44%

Rockingham Households and Families

Rockingham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rockingham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
Male52.7%47.3%
All50.3%49.7%
Non Family43%57%
Female20.6%79.4%

50.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,8092.2950.3
Non Family1,4241.1443
Married1,3052.8577.5
Female8583.1820.6
Male2222.8752.7

2.84

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rockingham Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2954.80%
9th to 12th Grade68911.21%
High School Graduate1,93631.51%
Some College1,32221.52%
Associates Degree77312.58%
Bachelors Degree79212.89%
Graduate Degree3375.49%

Rockingham Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,0473,510814
Black1,6921,348256
Hispanic18413318
Asian1127914
Native American806327
Multiple Races4027
Other Race7

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 33.75%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,076$35,305$29,688
Less Than High School$28,250$25,893$
High School Grad$23,031$26,849$17,778
Some College$30,669$32,386$28,333
Bachelors Degree$34,111$38,864$32,230
Graduate Degree$53,894$57,500$51,375

$31,076

Average Earnings

$35,305

Average Male

$29,688

Average Female

Rockingham Language

Rockingham Language by Age

Rockingham Language

96.18% of Rockingham residents speak only English, while 3.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.10% of the population.

Rockingham Poverty

Rockingham Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,7931,11639.96%
White5,28499218.77%
Asian1478255.78%
Hispanic3026421.19%
Multiple756080.00%
Native1222318.85%

26.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.64%

Male Poverty Rate

30.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockingham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockingham is Multiple, with 80.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockingham is White, with 18.77% 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 28.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.64%
High School24.48%
Some College14.77%
Bachelors or Greater6.60%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed76.25%
Male Unemployed59.22%
Female Employed11.72%
Male Employed9.37%

Rockingham Income

Rockingham Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,339$50,164
Families$42,775$62,234
Married Families$74,375-
Non Families$20,870$26,418

Rockingham Marital Status

Rockingham Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockingham Married by Age and Sex

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

Rockingham Veterans

620

Number of Veterans

586

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam239
Second Gulf War77
First Gulf War68
Korea47
World War II40
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74189
75+169
35 to 54125
55 to 6481
18 to 3456
Name Veterans % of Total
White4389.49%
Black1597.10%
Asian1412.50%
2 or More918.37%

$Rockingham Veterans by Education

6.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockingham Employment Status

51.5%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

Rockingham Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.15%

Born in North Carolina

96.34%

Native Born

3.66%

Foreign Born

1.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.34% of Rockingham residents were born in the United States, with 74.15% having been born in North Carolina. 1.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,526-125-1.44%
20198,651-125-1.42%
20188,776-78-0.88%
20178,854-125-1.39%
20168,979-146-1.60%
20159,125-64-0.70%
20149,189-146-1.56%
20139,335-79-0.84%
20129,414-82-0.86%
20119,496-30-0.31%
20109,526-146-0.15%
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%