Rocky Mount, NC
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Rocky Mount is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 55,806 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 (13.84%), sales jobs (11.55%), and management occupations (8.32%).

In terms of college education, Rocky Mount is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.87% of adults 25 and older in Rocky Mount have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rocky Mount in 2010 was $20,236, 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 $80,944 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 German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and African.

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