Rockingham, NC
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Rockingham is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 9,220 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rockingham is the 93rd largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rockingham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockingham is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockingham who work in teaching (9.45%), office and administrative support (8.62%), and management occupations (8.09%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rockingham spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.01 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Rockingham does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Rockingham is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.01% of adults 25 and older in Rockingham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rockingham in 2010 was $19,158, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,632 for a family of four. However, Rockingham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rockingham is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rockingham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockingham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rockingham include German, Scottish, Irish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Rockingham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.