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Rocky Point, NC
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Living in Rocky Point


Rocky Point is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,476 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rocky Point is the 353rd largest community in North Carolina.

Rocky Point is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Rocky Point is a town of service providers, professionals, and farmers, fishers, or foresters. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Point who work in maintenance occupations (14.03%), farm management occupations (13.14%), and food service (9.95%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rocky Point, the average commute to work is 32.71 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Rocky Point, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.

The citizens of Rocky Point are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.44% of adults in Rocky Point have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Rocky Point in 2018 was $24,447, 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 $97,788 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 36.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rocky Point include Irish, English, French, Italian, and German.

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


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