Rockingham, NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
43,149
0.351% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.1
0.988% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23%
7.77% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$42,354
8.81% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$111,900
21.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,862
0.281% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rockingham, NC had a population of 43.1k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $42,354. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rockingham, NC declined from 43,301 to 43,149, a −0.351% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,926 to $42,354, a 8.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rockingham, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.8%), Other (Hispanic) (3.37%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.33%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.26%).

None of the households in Rockingham, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Rockingham, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockingham, NC are Richmond Community College (815 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Rockingham, NC was $111,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.2%.

Most people in Rockingham, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockingham, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rockingham, NC is home to a population of 43.1k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.51% of Rockingham, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.52k people).

In 2022, there were 1.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24k people) in Rockingham, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.45k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Rockingham, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rockingham, NC was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rockingham, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24k ± 31
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.7k ± 312
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.45k ± 430
7.15%
Hispanic Population
3.09k people

In 2022, there were 1.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24k people) in Rockingham, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.45k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.15% of the people in Rockingham, NC are hispanic (3.09k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Rockingham, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.52k people
3.38%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.46k people

As of 2022, 3.51% of Rockingham, NC residents (1.52k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rockingham, NC was 3.38%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    733 ± 199
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    482 ± 181
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    191 ± 137

Rockingham, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rockingham, NC employs 17.9k people. The largest industries in Rockingham, NC are Manufacturing (2,821 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,666 people), and Retail Trade (2,101 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,268), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,989), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($48,272).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.9k
2022 Value
± 1,229
0.281%
1 Year growth
± 9.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rockingham, NC grew at a rate of 0.281%, from 17.8k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockingham, NC, are Production Occupations (2,040 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,736 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,567 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockingham, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.9k
2022 Value
± 1,229
0.281%
1 Year growth
± 9.37%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rockingham, NC grew at a rate of 0.281%, from 17.8k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockingham, NC, are Manufacturing (2,821 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,666 people), and Retail Trade (2,101 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockingham, NC, though some of these residents may live in Rockingham, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,321
Median earning men ± $2,396
$27,090
Median earning women ± $2,672

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,417), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,525), and Retail Trade ($45,921).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,866), Public Administration ($47,389), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,324).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 264
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 209
    Retail Trade
  3. 203
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Rockingham, NC awarded 815 degrees. The student population of Rockingham, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 786 male students and 1,504 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockingham, NC are White (377 and 46.7%), followed by Black or African American (163 and 20.2%), Unknown (94 and 11.6%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (74 and 9.17%).

The largest universities in Rockingham, NC by number of degrees awarded are Richmond Community College (815 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rockingham, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (213 and 26.1%), General Business Administration & Management (65 and 7.98%), and Information Technology (64 and 7.85%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,290 students enrolled in Rockingham, NC, 34.3% men and 65.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,010 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 213 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rockingham, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 213 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Rockingham, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
815 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Richmond Community College with 815 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 328 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rockingham, NC, which is 0.674 times less than the 487 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 377 degrees mean that there were 2.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 163 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($104) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rockingham, NC was $111,900 in 2022, which is 0.397 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $92,200 to $111,900, a 21.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Rockingham, NC is 65.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rockingham, NC have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rockingham, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rockingham, NC is $42,354. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Rockingham, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

Property

$111,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,444
$10,829
Median Property Taxes
±$781

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rockingham, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Rockingham, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.2% of the housing units in Rockingham, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Rockingham, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockingham, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

The following map shows all of the counties in Rockingham, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,354
Median Household Income
± $4,774
16.6k
Number of Households
± 1,084

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.6k households in Rockingham, NC grew to $42,354 from the previous year's value of $38,926.

The following chart displays the households in Rockingham, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rockingham, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.44%)

In 2022, 84.6% of workers in Rockingham, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (2.44%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockingham, NC have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.42% of the workforce in Rockingham, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rockingham, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rockingham, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockingham, NC (9.63k out of 41.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rockingham, NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.7% of the population of Rockingham, NC has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 29% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.7% were men and 54.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
34.5%
Employer Coverage
29%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockingham, NC declined by 1.52% from 10.5% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rockingham, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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