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Rocky Mount, NC
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Rocky Mount profile

Living in Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 54,013 people and 19 associated neighborhoods, Rocky Mount is the 19th largest community in North Carolina.

The citizens of Rocky Mount are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.88% of adults in Rocky Mount having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rocky Mount in 2018 was $28,885, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,540 for a family of four. However, Rocky Mount contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Rocky Mount is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.