Rockingham County, North Carolina Population 2024

93,351

Rockingham County, North Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 93,351 with a growth rate of 0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rockingham County, North Carolina is the 32nd largest county in North Carolina. The 2010 population was 93,681 and has seen a growth of -0.35% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202996,8366970.72%
202896,1396970.73%
202795,4426970.74%
202694,7456970.74%
202594,0486970.75%
202493,3516970.75%
202392,6546970.76%
202291,9576970.76%
202191,260720.08%
202091,188700.08%
201991,1184380.48%
201890,680-164-0.18%
201790,844-482-0.53%
201691,326-371-0.4%
201591,697-128-0.14%
201491,825-105-0.11%
201391,930-792-0.85%
201292,722-587-0.63%
201193,309-372-0.4%
201093,681
199086,0642,6383.16%
198083,42611,02415.23%
197072,4022,7733.98%
196069,6294,8137.43%
195064,8166,91811.95%
194057,8986,81513.34%
193051,0836,93415.71%
192044,1497,70721.15%
191036,4423,2799.89%
190033,1637,80030.75%
189025,3633,61916.64%
188021,7446,03638.43%
187015,708-1,038-6.2%
186016,7462,25115.53%
185014,4951,0537.83%
184013,4425073.92%
183012,9351,46112.73%
182011,4741,15811.23%
181010,3162,03924.63%
18008,2772,09033.78%
17906,187-90,649-93.61%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.75% (697)
County Website
Rockingham County
County Seat
2010 Population
93,681
Area
566 mi²
Density
165 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-0.35% (-330)
Founded
1785

Rockingham County, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White66,59273.01%
Black or African American16,08017.63%
Two or more races4,4494.88%
Other race2,7673.03%
Native American6500.71%
Asian5140.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1570.17%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rockingham County, North Carolina Population by Race

Rockingham County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Rockingham County, North Carolina Median Age

45.1

Total

43.4

Male

47

Female

Rockingham County, North Carolina Adults

There are 72,892 adults, (18,961 of whom are seniors) in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockingham County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female46,81751.33%
Male44,39248.67%

Rockingham County, North Carolina Population by Age

Rockingham County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All38,7102.3271.328.7
Married17,9622.9388.111.9
Non Family13,4781.1859.740.3
Female5,3263.0546.453.6
Male1,9442.6665.234.8
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2.86

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rockingham County, North Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rockingham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rockingham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 95.28%.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,873

Average Earnings

$45,079

Average Male

$34,313

Average Female

Rockingham County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rockingham County, North Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rockingham County, North Carolina Language

93.73% of Rockingham County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.54% of the population.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Language

Rockingham County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White64,1429,34414.57%
Black15,2364,43729.12%
Hispanic5,8332,05935.3%
Other2,7531,50654.7%
Multiple4,1161,23229.93%
Islander1579560.51%
Native650182.77%
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18.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.39%

Male Poverty Rate

21.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockingham County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockingham County, North Carolina is Islander, with 60.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockingham County, North Carolina is Native, with 2.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.31%.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.75%
High School16.38%
Some College12.66%
Bachelors or Greater6.38%
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Rockingham County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.12%
Female Unemployed31.47%
Female Employed10.23%
Male Employed6.39%
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Rockingham County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rockingham County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rockingham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockingham County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Rockingham County, North Carolina 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 45-54.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rockingham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5,065

Number of Veterans

4,924

Male Veterans

141

Female Veterans

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Rockingham County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Rockingham County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Rockingham County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Rockingham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockingham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Rockingham County, North Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rockingham County, North Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rockingham County, North Carolina 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

71.89%

Born in Rockingham County, North Carolina

96.09%

Native Born

3.91%

Foreign Born

2.77%

Non Citizen

1.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.09% of Rockingham County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 71.89% having been born in North Carolina. 2.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Place of Birth

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