Rocky Mount, VA


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Rocky Mount is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 4,799 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Rocky Mount is the 127th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, Rocky Mount isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rocky Mount are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rocky Mount is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rocky Mount who work in office and administrative support (15.74%), sales jobs (10.76%), and teaching (8.13%).

The percentage of adults in Rocky Mount with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.66% of adults in Rocky Mount have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rocky Mount in 2010 was $20,943, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,772 for a family of four. However, Rocky Mount contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Rocky Mount also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.59% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, Scots-Irish, Irish, and Barbadian.

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

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