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.
When you are in Rocky Point, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.47% of Rocky Point’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Rocky Point has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Rocky Point a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Rocky Point, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.00 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For a small town, Rocky Point has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the train. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Rocky Point exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
In Rocky Point, just 12.65% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
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.