Rocky Mount is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 54,242 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Rocky Mount is the 15th largest community in North Carolina.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rocky Mount is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rocky Mount is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Mount who work in office and administrative support (12.40%), sales jobs (9.40%), and teaching (7.56%).
The percentage of adults in Rocky Mount who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.37% of the adults in Rocky Mount have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rocky Mount in 2010 was $23,077, 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 $92,308 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 Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Rocky Mount is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.