Rocky Mount, Virginia Population 2021

4,684
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Rocky Mount Demographics

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

  • White: 80.48%
  • Black or African American: 15.43%
  • Other race: 3.54%
  • Two or more races: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rocky Mount, Virginia is 4,684based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,744.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,799.

Rocky Mount, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,81980.48%
Black or African American73215.43%
Some Other Race1683.54%
Two or More Races260.55%
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Rocky Mount Population By Race

Rocky Mount Population Pyramid 2021

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Rocky Mount Median Age

41.3


Total

42.2


Male

37.9


Female

Rocky Mount Adults

There are 3,785 adults, (1,002 of whom are seniors) in Rocky Mount.

Rocky Mount Age Dependency

70.5

Age Dependency Ratio

36

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Rocky Mount Sex Ratio

Mujer

2,554

53.83%

Masculino

2,191

46.17%

Rocky Mount Population by Age

Rocky Mount Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rocky Mount Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Masculino100%0%
Married77.4%22.6%
All58.6%41.4%
Non Family51.4%48.6%
Mujer24.6%75.4%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rocky Mount Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,0112.1958.6
Non Family8711.1451.4
Married7402.9177.4
Mujer3213.0324.6
Masculino793.63100

2.93

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

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Rocky Mount Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2547.51%
9th to 12th Grade2978.78%
High School Graduate1,27237.62%
Some College46313.69%
Associates Degree3289.70%
Bachelors Degree45613.49%
Graduate Degree3119.20%
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Rocky Mount Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rocky Mount Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,7032,282657
Black638548110
Other Race40
Hispanic26

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 85.89%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.31%.

Rocky Mount Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$32,412$36,930$31,032
Less Than 9th Grade$$76,591$3,686
High School Graduate$30,866$31,830$30,106
Some College$26,300$26,654$26,006
Bachelors Degree$40,625$67,205$35,966
Graduate Degree$51,196$50,924$52,868

$32,412

Average Earnings

$36,930

Average Male

$31,032

Average Female

Rocky Mount Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rocky Mount Language by Age

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Rocky Mount Language

95.99% of Rocky Mount residents speak only English, while 4.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.58% of the population.

Rocky Mount Language

Rocky Mount Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,57760817.00%
Other16414286.59%
Hispanic15012885.33%
Black660507.58%

18.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.03%

Male Poverty Rate

21.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rocky Mount

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rocky Mount is Other, with 86.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rocky Mount is Black, with 7.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.73%.

Rocky Mount Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.59%
High School21.06%
Some College13.64%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Rocky Mount Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed59.46%
Female Unemployed56.52%
Female Employed11.26%
Male Employed0.00%

Rocky Mount Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rocky Mount Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,904$49,284
Families$63,214$63,725
Married Families$78,269-
Non Families$22,348$28,596
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Income by Household Type

Rocky Mount Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Rocky Mount Married by Age and Sex

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Rocky Mount Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Rocky Mount Marital Status by Race

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Rocky Mount Marital Status

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279

Number of Veterans

264

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam126
First Gulf War79
Korea44
Second Gulf War21
World War II12

Rocky Mount Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7485
35 to 5482
75+56
55 to 6456
18 to 34

Rocky Mount Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2147.05%
Black659.88%

Rocky Mount Veterans by Race

Rocky Mount Veterans by Education

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16.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rocky Mount Veterans by Education

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58.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Rocky Mount Employment by Age

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Rocky Mount Employment by Race

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Rocky Mount 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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75.07%

Born in Rocky Mount

98.19%

Native Born

1.81%

Foreign Born

1.81%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.19% of Rocky Mount residents were born in the United States, with 75.07% having been born in Virginia. 1.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rocky Mount Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,684-20-0.43%
20204,704-20-0.42%
20194,724-20-0.42%
20184,744-7-0.15%
20174,75180.17%
20164,743-6-0.13%
20154,7490.00%
20144,749-3-0.06%
20134,752-8-0.17%
20124,760-20-0.42%
20114,78030.06%
20104,7777111.62%
20004,066-32-0.08%
19904,098-100-0.24%
19804,1981960.48%
19704,0020.00%

Rocky Mount Population by Year