Rocky Mount, VA
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Rocky Mount is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 4,748 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rocky Mount is the 127th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rocky Mount is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rocky Mount is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Mount who work in sales jobs (13.69%), teaching (11.29%), and office and administrative support (7.72%).

Of important note, Rocky Mount is also a town of artists. Rocky Mount has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Rocky Mount’s character.

Being a small town, Rocky Mount does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Rocky Mount who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.16% of the adults in Rocky Mount have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rocky Mount in 2010 was $23,544, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,176 for a family of four. However, Rocky Mount contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rocky Mount is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Rocky Mount home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rocky Mount residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rocky Mount include German, English, Irish, Barbadian, and Scottish.

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


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