Rockingham, NC

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Population

45,447

0.575% decline

Poverty Rate

26.1%


Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$33,607

3.32% growth

Number of Employees

17,354

0.44% growth

Median Property Value

$80,000

0.621% decline

About

In 2017, Rockingham, NC had a population of 45.4k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $33,607. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rockingham, NC declined from 45,710 to 45,447, a -0.575% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,526 to $33,607, a 3.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rockingham, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (31.1%), White (Hispanic) (5.16%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.1%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%). N/A% of the people in Rockingham, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockingham, NC are Richmond Community College (791 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Rockingham, NC is $80,000, and the homeownership rate is 65.5%. Most people in Rockingham, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockingham, NC is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Rockingham, NC employs 17.4k people. The largest industries in Rockingham, NC are Manufacturing (3,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,447 people), and Retail Trade (2,374 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,044), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,308), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,969).

Median household income in Rockingham, NC is $33,607. Males in Rockingham, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Rockingham, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,607

2017 value

± $2,248

3.32%

1 Year Growth

± 8.71%

Households in Rockingham, NC have a median annual income of $33,607, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,526 in 2016, which represents a 3.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rockingham, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockingham, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $80,337, followed by Wake County, NC and Chatham County, NC, with respective values of $79,970 and $74,959.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockingham, NC (11.4k out of 43.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,238 ± 631

  2. Black

    4,434 ± 428

  3. Hispanic

    1,405 ± 341

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

Employment by Occupations

17.4k

2017 Value

± 957

0.44%

1 Year growth

± 7.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rockingham, NC grew at a rate of 0.44%, from 17.3k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockingham, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,339 people), Production Occupations (2,179 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,560 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockingham, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rockingham, NC, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,339 people), Production Occupations (2,179 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,560 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Rockingham, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.89 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.17 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rockingham, NC, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,472), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,824), and Management Occupations ($62,552).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.4k

2017 Value

± 957

0.44%

1 Year growth

± 7.81%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rockingham, NC grew at a rate of 0.44%, from 17.3k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockingham, NC, are Manufacturing (3,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,447 people), and Retail Trade (2,374 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Rockingham, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,078 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,447 people), and Retail Trade (2,374 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Rockingham, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.96 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.75 times), and Public Administration (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rockingham, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,044), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,308), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,969).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.9% of the population of Rockingham, NC has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 25% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.83% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Rockingham, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Rockingham, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.1%

Uninsured

32.3%

Employer Coverage

25%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

1.83%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockingham, NC declined by 5.56% from 14.9% to 14.1%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Rockingham, NC is home to a population of 45.4k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.86% of Rockingham, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.75k people).

In 2017, there were 1.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.2k people) in Rockingham, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.34k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rockingham, NC was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Rockingham, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Rockingham, NC residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.75k people

3.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.61k people

As of 2017, 3.86% of Rockingham, NC residents (1.75k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rockingham, NC was 3.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Rockingham, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rockingham, NC was 97.3%, 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)

    26.2k ± 2

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    14.1k ± 235

  3. White (Hispanic)

    2.34k ± 232

In 2017, there were 1.85 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.2k people) in Rockingham, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.34k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,051 ± 168

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    379 ± 140

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    355 ± 126

Rockingham, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Rockingham, NC awarded 791 degrees. The student population of Rockingham, NC is skewed towards women, with 893 male students and 1,635 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockingham, NC are White (373 and 47.5%), followed by Black or African American (198 and 25.2%), American Indian or Alaska Native (104 and 13.2%), and Unknown (53 and 6.75%).

The largest universities in Rockingham, NC by number of degrees awarded are Richmond Community College (791 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rockingham, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (190 and 24%), General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation (76 and 9.61%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (72 and 9.1%).

The median tuition costs in Rockingham, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 190 degrees awarded

  2. 28 degrees awarded

  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rockingham, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 190 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

791 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Rockingham, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Richmond Community College with 791 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

318

Degrees Awarded to Men

473

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 318 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rockingham, NC, which is 0.672 times less than the 473 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Rockingham, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    373 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    198 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    104 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rockingham, NC were to White students. These 373 degrees mean that there were 1.88 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 198 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rockingham, NC was $80,000 in 2017, which is 0.348 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,500 to $80,000, a 0.621% decrease. The homeownership rate in Rockingham, NC is 65.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rockingham, NC have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rockingham, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$80,000

2017 Median

± $2,915

$80,500

2016 Median

± $4,014

In 2017, the median property value in Rockingham, NC declined from to $80,000 from the previous year's value of $80,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rockingham, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rockingham, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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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.

$33,607

Median Household Income

± $2,248

18.4k

Number of Households

± 960

In 2017, the median household income of the 18.4k households in Rockingham, NC grew to $33,607 from the previous year's value of $32,526.

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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rockingham, NC 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.

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Rent vs Own

65.5%

2017 Homeownership

64.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.5% of the housing units in Rockingham, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Rockingham, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockingham, NC have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.4% of the workforce in Rockingham, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.95%

  3. Walked

    2.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rockingham, NC was Drove Alone (85.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.95%) and those who Walked (2.3%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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