Rockwell, North Carolina Population 2024

2,391

Rockwell is a city located in Cabarrus County and Rowan County North Carolina. Rockwell has a 2024 population of 2,391. Rockwell is currently growing at a rate of 0.89% annually and its population has increased by 3.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,307 in 2020.

The average household income in Rockwell is $76,526 with a poverty rate of 8.24%. The median age in Rockwell is 38.2 years: 36.9 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Rockwell Demographics

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

  • White: 89.56%
  • Two or more races: 5.42%
  • Other race: 3.49%
  • Black or African American: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,293.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.64% (84)
The current population of Rockwell, North Carolina is 2,391 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,307.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,18089.56%
Two or more races1325.42%
Other race853.49%
Black or African American291.19%
Native American40.16%
Asian40.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rockwell Population by Race

Rockwell Population Pyramid 2024

Rockwell Median Age

38.2

Total

36.9

Male

39

Female

Rockwell Adults

There are 1,865 adults, (388 of whom are seniors) in Rockwell.

Rockwell Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockwell Sex Ratio

Female1,39857.44%
Male1,03642.56%

Rockwell Population by Age

Rockwell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9632.4257.342.7
Married4623.1878.621.4
Non Family3681.173466
Female1133.0238.961.1
Male204.41000

3.11

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rockwell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1509.15%
Associates Degree25615.62%
Bachelors Degree37622.94%
Graduate Degree332.01%
High School Graduate44427.09%
Less Than 9th Grade402.44%
Some College34020.74%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rockwell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rockwell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5221,359387
Hispanic48344
2+ Races362314
Black29290
Other Race27130
Native American444
Asian444

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

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

Rockwell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$55,972$87,750$55,694
Graduate Degree$70,500$71,500$0
High School Graduate$44,868$50,607$29,306
Less Than 9th Grade$38,929$0$39,821
Overall$48,544$54,342$38,571
Some College$46,397$67,857$22,135

$48,544

Average Earnings

$54,342

Average Male

$38,571

Average Female

Rockwell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rockwell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rockwell Language

96.73% of Rockwell residents speak only English, while 3.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.55% of the population.

Rockwell Language

Rockwell Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,1631969.06%
Asian44100%

8.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.04%

Male Poverty Rate

7.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockwell

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockwell is White, with 9.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.3%.

Rockwell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.21%
Some College9.56%
High School5.86%
Bachelors or Greater2.44%

Rockwell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Male Employed6.79%
Female Employed0.81%
Male Unemployed0%

Rockwell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rockwell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$74,462$96,293
Households$62,656$76,526
Married Families$78,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,980$39,396

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rockwell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockwell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rockwell Marriage

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

Rockwell Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rockwell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

99

Number of Veterans

92

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War29
First Gulf War26
Vietnam18
Korea12
World War II0

Rockwell Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5455
65 to 7418
18 to 3414
75+12
55 to 640

Rockwell Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White895.17%
Black1034.48%

Rockwell Veterans by Race

Rockwell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

9.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockwell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.6%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Rockwell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rockwell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rockwell 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

75.8%

Born in Rockwell

98.19%

Native Born

1.81%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

1.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.19% of Rockwell residents were born in the United States, with 75.8% having been born in North Carolina. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rockwell Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,496210.85%
20282,475210.86%
20272,454210.86%
20262,433210.87%
20252,412210.88%
20242,391210.89%
20232,370281.2%
20222,342210.9%
20212,321140.61%
20202,3071517%
20192,156100.47%
20182,14650.23%
20172,141130.61%
20162,128120.57%
20152,11650.24%
20142,11110.05%
20132,11000%
20122,110-5-0.24%
20112,115-8-0.38%
20102,12300%

Rockwell Population by Year