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. 53.28% 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 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.
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.
Being a small town, Rocky Point does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Rocky Point, just 7.99% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Rocky Point's cultural character, accounting for 21.55% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Rocky Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.