East Rockingham, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 3,736. Population change since 2000: -3.8%
Males: 1,783  (47.7%)
Females: 1,953  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  38.5 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip codes: 28379.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $20,965 (it was $22,263 in 2000)
East Rockingham:

$20,965
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,343 (it was $12,132 in 2000)

East Rockingham CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $54,116 (it was $34,300 in 2000)
East Rockingham:

$54,116
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $78,007; Detached houses: $73,103; Mobile homes: $120,071

Median gross rent in 2016: $644.

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  • Races in East Rockingham, NC (2010)

    East Rockingham races chart
    • 2,51567.3%White alone
    • 61216.4%Black alone
    • 39510.6%Hispanic
    • 1173.1%American Indian alone
    • 721.9%Two or more races
    • 220.6%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in East Rockingham detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in East Rockingham: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (13.5%), Irish (8.9%), English (7.8%), Italian (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), Scottish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 340 feet

Land area: 3.43 square miles.

Population density: 1,089 people per square mile   (low).

East Rockingham,NC real estate house value index trend

East Rockingham, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in East Rockingham:

  • High school or higher: 74.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Rockingham CDP:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

216 residents are foreign born (6.3% Latin America).

This place:

6.3%
North Carolina:

7.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $705 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $574 (1.0%)

East Rockingham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (49.1 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (63.6 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (433.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Rockingham, NC (1.3 miles ), Cordova, NC (1.8 miles ), Hamlet, NC (2.0 miles ), Dobbins Heights, NC (2.1 miles ), Ellerbe, NC (3.3 miles ), Old Hundred, NC (3.4 miles ), Wallace, SC (3.4 miles ), Lilesville, NC (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 34.92 N, Longitude: 79.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

East Rockingham household income distribution East Rockingham home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.6%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (24%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in East Rockingham: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in East Rockingham, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

East Rockingham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.4 miles away from the East Rockingham place center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 tornado 20.7 miles away from the place center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Rockingham-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 171.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 141.1 miles away from East Rockingham center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.4 miles away from East Rockingham center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 174.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richmond County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
East Rockingham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near East Rockingham:

  • PENCE PLACE (Hospital, about 1 miles away; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • FIRST HEALTH HOME CARE - RICHM (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • FIRSTHEALTH RICHMOND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • ROCKINGHAM MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • MALLARD LANE CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • RICHMOND COUNTY HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • SANDHILLS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; HAMLET, NC)

Amtrak station near East Rockingham:

  • 5 miles: HAMLET (MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Rockingham:

  • Richmond Community College (about 4 miles; Hamlet, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,106)
  • Sandhills Community College (about 29 miles; Pinehurst, NC; FT enrollment: 3,434)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 36 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Wingate University (about 39 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)
  • Stanly Community College (about 40 miles; Albemarle, NC; FT enrollment: 2,307)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 47 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Robeson Community College (about 48 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)

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Churches in East Rockingham include: Aleo Church (A), Maple Street Church (B), Cobb Church (C), Pine Grove Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Beaverdam Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Richmond County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 41.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

41.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 11.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.27
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 42.6%
(37.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.2% for Black residents, 55.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.7% for American Indian residents, 25.4% for other race residents, 98.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.9%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.1%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
North Carolina average:

12.0

East Rockingham travel time to work - commute East Rockingham mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for East Rockingham CDP (based on Richmond County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,82397
Mainline Protestant5,90838
Black Protestant3,92128
Other6293
Catholic4671
None20,037-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Richmond County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Richmond County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Richmond County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Richmond County:

30.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.5%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.8%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.7%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
East Rockingham:

28.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
East Rockingham:

21.0%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
East Rockingham:

9.8%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
East Rockingham:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.2%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
East Rockingham:

54.9%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.9%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of East Rockingham, NC Residents

4.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,360 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Moore County, NC  0.47% ($26,529 average AGI)
from Scotland County, NC  0.38% ($30,877)
from Anson County, NC  0.21% ($27,774)


4.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,043 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Moore County, NC  0.53% ($35,190 average AGI)
to Scotland County, NC  0.31% ($28,553)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.21% ($18,677)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Rockingham:

  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAYN (900 AM; 1 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • WKDX (1250 AM; 1 kW; HAMLET, NC; Owner: THE MCLAURIN GROUP)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Rockingham:

  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRSH (91.1 FM; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: RICHMOND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WYFQ-FM (93.5 FM; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFLB (96.5 FM; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: WFLB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)
  • WBFY (90.3 FM; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WKQB (106.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WVSZ (107.3 FM; CHESTERFIELD, SC; Owner: OUR THREE SONS BROADCASTING, LLP)
  • W202BR (88.3 FM; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around East Rockingham:

  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNU (Channel 31; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W24AY (Channel 24; LILESVILLE/WADESBORO, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC4TZA, Previous Call Sign: KB4CIQ, Grant Date: 11/06/1990, Expiration Date: 11/06/2000, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2002, Registrant: Teresa M Sutton, 84 Mill St, East Rockingham, NC 28379
  • Call Sign: N4VKC, Previous Call Sign: WB1AMB, Grant Date: 04/11/1989, Expiration Date: 04/11/1999, Cancellation Date: 04/12/2001, Registrant: Daniel W Sutton, 84 Mill St, East Rockingham, NC 28379

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Utility gas (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

East Rockingham compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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