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.

Rockingham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 sales jobs (10.37%), teaching (9.89%), and community and social services (7.89%).

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 16.47 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Rockingham doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Rockingham citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.34% of adults 25 and older in Rockingham have a college degree.

The per capita income in Rockingham in 2010 was $18,818, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,272 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 Irish, Scottish, German, and Scots-Irish.

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