Rocky Mount, Virginia Population 2024

4,969

Rocky Mount is a city located in Franklin County Virginia. Rocky Mount has a 2024 population of 4,969. It is also the county seat of Franklin County. Rocky Mount is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually and its population has increased by 1.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,903 in 2020.

The average household income in Rocky Mount is $61,444 with a poverty rate of 15.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rocky Mount is 43 years, 41.8 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.

Rocky Mount Demographics

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

  • White: 64.4%
  • Black or African American: 26.44%
  • Two or more races: 8.22%
  • Other race: 0.67%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
727.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.35% (66)
The current population of Rocky Mount, Virginia is 4,969 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,903.

Rocky Mount, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,16664.4%
Black or African American1,30026.44%
Two or more races4048.22%
Other race330.67%
Native American130.26%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rocky Mount Population by Race

Rocky Mount Population Pyramid 2024

Rocky Mount Median Age

43

Total

41.8

Male

45.1

Female

Rocky Mount Adults

There are 3,804 adults, (1,061 of whom are seniors) in Rocky Mount.

Rocky Mount Age Dependency

79.2

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Rocky Mount Sex Ratio

Female2,83057.57%
Male2,08642.43%

Rocky Mount Population by Age

Rocky Mount Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7582.5967.732.3
Married8083.2287.412.6
Non Family5901.215941
Female2183.2917.982.1
Male1423.736931

3.22

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rocky Mount Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1694.94%
9th to 12th Grade2677.8%
High School Graduate1,04030.4%
Some College87425.55%
Associates Degree2045.96%
Bachelors Degree53815.73%
Graduate Degree3299.62%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rocky Mount Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rocky Mount Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,2931,968779
Black85978166
2+ Races14214222
Hispanic114950
Other Race3300
Native American13130

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.97%.

Rocky Mount Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,639$37,324$35,068
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$3,605
High School Graduate$32,159$40,682$28,798
Some College$35,292$33,750$36,858
Bachelors Degree$40,532$76,162$31,203
Graduate Degree$50,586$46,786$50,742

$36,639

Average Earnings

$37,324

Average Male

$35,068

Average Female

Rocky Mount Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rocky Mount Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rocky Mount Language

94.96% of Rocky Mount residents speak only English, while 5.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.51% of the population.

Rocky Mount Language

Rocky Mount Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,86950717.67%
Multiple40411528.47%
Black1,227846.85%
Hispanic1471912.93%
Other331442.42%

15.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.24%

Male Poverty Rate

15.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rocky Mount

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rocky Mount is Other, with 42.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rocky Mount is Black, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.6%.

Rocky Mount Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.84%
High School22.6%
Some College7.23%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Rocky Mount Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed76.79%
Male Unemployed65.31%
Male Employed6.93%
Female Employed6%

Rocky Mount Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rocky Mount Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$58,678$61,444
Families$59,459$65,117
Married Families$65,307$-999,999,999
Non Families$47,308$50,922

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rocky Mount Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Rocky Mount Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rocky Mount 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 45-54.

Rocky Mount Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rocky Mount Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

209

Number of Veterans

162

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam94
First Gulf War34
Korea14
World War II9
Second Gulf War3

Rocky Mount Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+105
65 to 7443
35 to 5440
55 to 6421
18 to 340

Rocky Mount Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1184.63%
Black919.06%
Hispanic1813.43%

Rocky Mount Veterans by Race

Rocky Mount Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rocky Mount Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Rocky Mount Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rocky Mount Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rocky Mount 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

71.66%

Born in Rocky Mount

96.05%

Native Born

3.95%

Foreign Born

2.62%

Non Citizen

1.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.05% of Rocky Mount residents were born in the United States, with 71.66% having been born in Virginia. 2.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Rocky Mount Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,051160.32%
20285,035170.34%
20275,018160.32%
20265,002170.34%
20254,985160.32%
20244,969170.34%
20234,952160.32%
20224,936-4-0.08%
20214,940370.75%
20204,9031813.83%
20194,722-16-0.34%
20184,738-1-0.02%
20174,73990.19%
20164,730-6-0.13%
20154,73600%
20144,736-3-0.06%
20134,739-8-0.17%
20124,747-20-0.42%
20114,76720.04%
20104,76569917.19%
20004,066-32-0.78%
19904,098-100-2.38%
19804,1981964.9%
19704,00200%

Rocky Mount Population by Year