Rockingham, NC

Rockingham profile

Living in Rockingham

Rockingham is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 8,659 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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockingham who work in sales jobs (13.18%), teaching (9.52%), and food service (8.61%).

Rockingham is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Rockingham is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.47% of adults 25 and older in Rockingham have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rockingham in 2018 was $20,999, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,996 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, English, French, German, and Scottish.

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