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.
Rocky Point is a blue-collar town, with 53.28% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Rocky Point is a town of construction workers and builders, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Point who work in farm management occupations (21.45%), maintenance occupations (10.13%), and office and administrative support (7.99%).
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.
Also of interest is that Rocky Point has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Rocky Point is worth considering.
Being a small town, Rocky Point does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Rocky Point have a very low rate of college education: just 7.99% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Rocky Point in 2010 was $19,039, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,156 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Rocky Point, accounting for 42.31% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Rocky Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rocky Point include Irish, Italian, African, English, and French.
Rocky Point also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.55%.
The most common language spoken in Rocky Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.