Rocky Point is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,725 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rocky Point is the 340th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Rocky Point is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.47% of the Rocky Point workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Rocky Point is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Point who work in farm management occupations (14.34%), maintenance occupations (13.67%), and food service (9.12%).
Of important note, Rocky Point is also a town of artists. Rocky Point has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rocky Point’s character.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Rocky Point has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Rocky Point has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Rocky Point than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Rocky Point may be for you.
One downside of living in Rocky Point, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.00 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite the fact that it is a small town, Rocky Point has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the train - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the town for affordable transportation.
The rate of college-level education in Rocky Point is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.65% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Rocky Point in 2018 was $22,846, 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 $91,384 for a family of four. However, Rocky Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Rocky Point is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rocky Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rocky Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rocky Point also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.86% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rocky Point include Irish, English, German, French, and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Rocky Point's cultural character, accounting for 16.48% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Rocky Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.