Rockingham County, North Carolina Population 2020

Rockingham County, North Carolina's estimated population is 90,388 with a growth rate of -0.17% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202090,388-151-0.17%
201990,539-151-0.17%
201890,690-151-0.17%
201790,841-504-0.55%
201691,345-331-0.36%
201591,676-124-0.14%
201491,800-103-0.11%
201391,903-789-0.85%
201292,692-584-0.63%
201193,276-382-0.41%
201093,6587,5948.82%
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%
187015,708-1,038-6.20%
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%
17906,1870.00%

Rockingham County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White69,07075.68%
Black or African American16,85818.47%
Some Other Race2,4872.72%
Two or More Races1,7881.96%
Asian5830.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native4250.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander590.06%

Rockingham County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Rockingham County, North Carolina Median Age

44.5


Total

43.2


Male

45.7


Female

Rockingham County, North Carolina Adults

There are 72,449 adults, (17,708 of whom are seniors) in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Rockingham County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

47,281

51.80%

Male

43,989

48.20%

Rockingham County, North Carolina Households and Families

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

Rockingham County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84%16%
Male69.1%30.9%
All69.1%30.9%
Non Family59.6%40.4%
Female41.9%58.1%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All37,2012.4169.1
Married17,6252.9984
Non Family12,5941.1459.6
Female5,3273.341.9
Male1,6553.1769.1

2.99

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rockingham County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,6205.53%
9th to 12th Grade7,77411.88%
High School Graduate22,60234.53%
Some College15,66323.93%
Associates Degree6,0169.19%
Bachelors Degree6,85610.47%
Graduate Degree2,9334.48%

Rockingham County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White49,60242,1098,324
Black12,0959,6401,078
Hispanic2,5711,349179
Other Race90931349
Multiple Races57851458
Asian393316143
Native American33517926
Islander18187

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 38.89%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,318$36,305$26,571
Less Than High School$22,411$25,996$15,794
High School Grad$27,382$31,691$21,333
Some College$32,461$39,723$26,963
Bachelors Degree$42,833$51,012$38,622
Graduate Degree$56,058$70,804$47,011

$31,318

Average Earnings

$36,305

Average Male

$26,571

Average Female

Rockingham County, North Carolina Language

Rockingham County, North Carolina Language by Age

Rockingham County, North Carolina Language

93.99% of Rockingham County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 6.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.93% of the population.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Poverty

Rockingham County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White65,2449,34614.32%
Black16,4674,31526.20%
Hispanic5,4531,75332.15%
Other2,4641,10744.93%
Multiple1,71058734.33%
Asian58313322.81%
Native419225.25%

18.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.50%

Male Poverty Rate

19.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rockingham County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rockingham County, North Carolina is Other, with 44.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rockingham County, North Carolina is Native, with 5.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.91%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.45%
High School14.72%
Some College11.33%
Bachelors or Greater5.16%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.44%
Male Unemployed31.25%
Female Employed10.94%
Male Employed6.78%

Rockingham County, North Carolina Income

Rockingham County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,490$56,237
Families$53,131$67,542
Married Families$65,683-
Non Families$23,872$31,817

Rockingham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Rockingham County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Rockingham County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Rockingham County, North Carolina 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.

Rockingham County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Rockingham County, North Carolina Veterans

5,793

Number of Veterans

5,478

Male Veterans

315

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,240
First Gulf War1,055
Second Gulf War711
Korea448
World War II246
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,494
35 to 541,318
75+1,309
55 to 641,298
18 to 34374
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5708.17%
Black1,1128.21%
Hispanic511.58%
2 or More424.84%
Indian319.01%
Other272.19%
Hawaiian1161.11%

$Rockingham County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

11.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rockingham County, North Carolina Employment Status

56.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Rockingham County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.16%

Born in North Carolina

96.26%

Native Born

3.74%

Foreign Born

2.24%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.26% of Rockingham County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 72.16% having been born in North Carolina. 2.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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