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Rocky Mount, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Rocky Mount had a population of 4,881 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Rocky Mount is located at latitude 37.0045 and longitude -79.8844 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rocky Mount (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

The Town of Rocky Mount (GNIS ID: 2391395) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rocky Mount population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rocky Mount: Mount Pleasant, Rockymount.


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Rocky Mount, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,881
Daytime Population: Workers 8,310
Daytime Population: Residents 2,905
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,215
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.30
Population in Households 4,553
Population in Familes 3,401
Population in Group Qrtrs 328
Population Density2 714
Diversity Index3 49
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,900
Average Household Income $47,084
Per Capita Income $21,611

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,300 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,127 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 932 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $129,957
Average Home Value $161,380
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,059
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,191
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.35%
Households 0.09% 0.25%
Families 0.0% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Rocky Mount, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rocky Mount to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 192 68th
Population Density # 311 48th
Diversity Index # 271 54th
Median Household Income # 508 15th
Per Capita Income # 443 25th

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