In 2020, Rocky Mount, NC had a population of 54.3k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $42,691. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rocky Mount, NC declined from 54,548 to 54,330, a −0.4% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,633 to $42,691, a 5.06% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rocky Mount, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (63.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (29.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.76%), White (Hispanic) (1.72%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.7%).
None of the households in Rocky Mount, 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.
97.6% of the residents in Rocky Mount, NC are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rocky Mount, NC are North Carolina Wesleyan College (516 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Rocky Mount, NC was $109,700, and the homeownership rate was 50.9%. Most people in Rocky Mount, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Rocky Mount, NC was 2 cars per household.