Rocky Mount, Virginia Population 2020

4,770
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Rocky Mount is a city located in Virginia. With a 2020 population of 4,770, it is the 65th largest city in Virginia and the 4887th largest city in the United States. Rocky Mount is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually but its population has decreased by -0.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,799 in 2010. Rocky Mount reached it's highest population of 4,781 in 2011. Spanning over 7 miles, Rocky Mount has a population density of 700 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rocky Mount is $49,010 with a poverty rate of 27.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $648 per month, and the median house value is $137,500. The median age in Rocky Mount is 38.1 years, 36.8 years for males, and 39.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males.

Rocky Mount Demographics

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

  • White: 71.75%
  • Black or African American: 18.05%
  • Other race: 9.00%
  • Two or more races: 1.20%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rocky Mount, Virginia is 4,770, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,748.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,799.

Rocky Mount, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,40671.75%
Black or African American85718.05%
Some Other Race4279.00%
Two or More Races571.20%
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Rocky Mount Population Pyramid 2020

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Rocky Mount Median Age

38.1


Total

36.8


Male

39.3


Female

Rocky Mount Adults

There are 3,768 adults, (1,016 of whom are seniors) in Rocky Mount.

Rocky Mount Age Dependency

72.5

Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Rocky Mount Sex Ratio

Female

2,479

52.22%

Male

2,268

47.78%

Rocky Mount Households and Families

Rocky Mount Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rocky Mount Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
All51.2%48.8%
Non Family47.7%52.3%
Male34.7%65.3%
Female22.4%77.6%

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1232.0851.2
Non Family9481.1147.7
Married6922.9774.1
Female3623.0322.4
Male1211.6734.7

2.81

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

2.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Rocky Mount Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2246.60%
9th to 12th Grade3379.93%
High School Graduate1,23436.37%
Some College56616.68%
Associates Degree38211.26%
Bachelors Degree3038.93%
Graduate Degree34710.23%
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Rocky Mount Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,4822,085591
Black77566659
Other Race13681
Hispanic8126

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 85.94%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.81%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,063$31,010$31,094
Less Than High School$13,143$12,619$
High School Grad$28,542$31,702$
Some College$26,456$26,476$26,404
Bachelors Degree$$$40,389
Graduate Degree$51,484$51,172$52,724

$31,063

Average Earnings

$31,010

Average Male

$31,094

Average Female

Rocky Mount Language

Rocky Mount Language by Age

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Rocky Mount Language

93.05% of Rocky Mount residents speak only English, while 6.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.44% of the population.

Rocky Mount Poverty

Rocky Mount Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,16375423.84%
Other423423100.00%
Hispanic320320100.00%
Black788627.87%

27.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.21%

Male Poverty Rate

33.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rocky Mount

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rocky Mount is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rocky Mount is Black, with 7.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.46%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School53.33%
High School34.21%
Some College14.16%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed53.85%
Female Employed22.80%
Male Employed7.58%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Rocky Mount Income

Rocky Mount Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,205$49,010
Families$62,658$67,163
Married Families$78,750-
Non Families$15,694$22,786
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Rocky Mount Marital Status

Rocky Mount Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

35.7%

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 Over 65, 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 Veterans

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274

Number of Veterans

260

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam132
First Gulf War87
Korea30
Second Gulf War23
World War II4
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5494
65 to 7489
55 to 6457
75+34
18 to 34
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1977.09%
Black779.83%

Rocky Mount Veterans by Education

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15.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rocky Mount Employment Status

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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71.52%

Born in Virginia

96.63%

Native Born

3.37%

Foreign Born

3.37%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.63% of Rocky Mount residents were born in the United States, with 71.52% having been born in Virginia. 3.37% 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
20204,770110.23%
20194,759110.23%
20184,748-6-0.13%
20174,754110.23%
20164,743-8-0.17%
20154,751-1-0.02%
20144,752-3-0.06%
20134,755-6-0.13%
20124,761-20-0.42%
20114,78130.06%
20104,7787121.63%
20004,066-32-0.08%
19904,098-100-0.24%
19804,1981960.48%
19704,0020.00%