Rocky Mount, NC

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Living in Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 53,922 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Rocky Mount is the 15th largest community in North Carolina.

Rocky Mount is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rocky Mount is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Mount who work in office and administrative support (11.95%), sales jobs (9.78%), and teaching (7.98%).

In terms of college education, Rocky Mount is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.26% of adults 25 and older in Rocky Mount have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rocky Mount in 2018 was $24,480, 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 $97,920 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 French.

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