Rockingham, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 8,659 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.5%
 
Males: 3,996  (46.2%)
Females: 4,663  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 28379.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $33,763 (it was $26,574 in 2000)
Rockingham:

$33,763
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,844 (it was $15,426 in 2000)

Rockingham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,752 (it was $64,000 in 2000)
Rockingham:

$108,752
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $145,188; detached houses: $151,912; townhouses or other attached units: $167,275; mobile homes: $109,186

Median gross rent in 2019: $635.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rockingham: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 28.4%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.3% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.0% for American Indian residents, 47.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rockingham, NC (2019)
    • 4,96654.8%White alone
    • 3,36237.1%Black alone
    • 3984.4%Hispanic
    • 1341.5%American Indian alone
    • 901.0%Asian alone
    • 810.9%Two or more races

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 90 registered sex offenders living in Rockingham, North Carolina as of December 06, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rockingham is 105 to 1.


Crime rates in Rockingham by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.0)
2
(22.7)
1
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.8)
1
(11.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(53.2)
5
(55.0)
5
(56.8)
4
(45.4)
1
(11.5)
3
(31.0)
4
(41.5)
5
(52.7)
2
(21.1)
7
(76.0)
2
(21.8)
N/AN/A6
(69.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18
(191.4)
17
(187.0)
15
(170.4)
29
(329.2)
28
(320.8)
26
(268.6)
14
(145.1)
23
(242.6)
12
(126.9)
22
(238.9)
13
(142.0)
20
(222.1)
6
(68.5)
13
(149.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
53
(563.6)
81
(890.8)
39
(443.1)
27
(306.5)
21
(240.6)
20
(206.6)
18
(186.6)
9
(94.9)
16
(169.2)
24
(260.6)
33
(360.5)
40
(444.2)
43
(491.2)
19
(218.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
265
(2,818)
209
(2,298)
184
(2,090)
187
(2,123)
194
(2,223)
197
(2,035)
237
(2,456)
209
(2,205)
160
(1,692)
170
(1,846)
163
(1,780)
137
(1,521)
133
(1,519)
146
(1,681)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
772
(8,209)
861
(9,469)
699
(7,941)
760
(8,627)
735
(8,422)
856
(8,844)
820
(8,499)
729
(7,690)
748
(7,908)
607
(6,591)
528
(5,767)
592
(6,574)
450
(5,141)
269
(3,097)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
38
(404.1)
21
(230.9)
32
(363.6)
19
(215.7)
19
(217.7)
17
(175.6)
14
(145.1)
16
(168.8)
15
(158.6)
10
(108.6)
16
(174.8)
25
(277.6)
19
(217.0)
16
(184.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(21.3)
7
(77.0)
1
(11.4)
4
(45.4)
2
(22.9)
6
(62.0)
7
(72.6)
10
(105.5)
4
(42.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.8)
4
(44.4)
3
(34.3)
3
(34.5)
City-Data.com crime index770.6880.3723.7730.0663.5657.0658.3609.4557.4586.2545.2564.9512.1423.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Rockingham, NC

Crime rate in Rockingham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 38 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.14
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (10.3%), English (4.7%), Irish (4.3%), French (2.9%), European (2.5%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 211 feet

Land area: 7.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,188 people per square mile   (low).

Rockingham, North Carolina map

226 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 1.2% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.5%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,441 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,006 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (48.6 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (63.2 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (431.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

East Rockingham, NC (1.3 miles ),
Cordova, NC (2.0 miles ),
Dobbins Heights, NC (2.2 miles ),
Hamlet, NC (2.2 miles ),
Ellerbe, NC (3.0 miles ),
Old Hundred, NC (3.5 miles ),
Lilesville, NC (3.6 miles ),
Wallace, SC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 34.94 N, Longitude: 79.76 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,473 (+27.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,423 (41.5%)

Area code: 910

Distribution of median household income in Rockingham, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rockingham, NC in 2019
Rockingham satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,100
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2003: 58 buildings, average cost: $63,500
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $186,900
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $291,600
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $236,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Rockingham, NC residents
Average permit cost in Rockingham, NC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.2%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Historical population in Rockingham, NC
Historical housing units in Rockingham, NC
Most common industries in Rockingham, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.1%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (12.7%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Apparel (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Rockingham, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Rockingham, North Carolina

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Rockingham, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.9. This is better than average.

City:

56.9
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.74. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

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 20.0 miles away from the Rockingham city 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 22.4 miles away from the city center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockingham-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 129.9 miles away from Rockingham center
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 172.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 142.8 miles away from 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 132.3 miles away from Rockingham 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 46.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Richmond County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockingham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rockingham:

  • FIRSTHEALTH RICHMOND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 925 LONG DR PO BOX 1928)
  • MALLARD LANE CENTER (142 MALLARD LANE)
  • PENCE PLACE (295 AIRPORT ROAD)
  • RICHMOND COUNTY HOSPICE INC (230 S LAWRENCE ST PO BOX 2136)
  • FIRST HEALTH HOME CARE - RICHM (928 SOUTH LONG DRIVE)
  • ROCKINGHAM MANOR (804 SOUTH LONG DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Rockingham:

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Amtrak station near Rockingham:

  • 6 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 Rockingham:

  • Richmond Community College (about 4 miles; Hamlet, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,106)
  • Sandhills Community College (about 28 miles; Pinehurst, NC; FT enrollment: 3,434)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 37 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Stanly Community College (about 39 miles; Albemarle, NC; FT enrollment: 2,307)
  • Wingate University (about 39 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (about 49 miles; Florence, SC; FT enrollment: 4,468)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 49 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 10,114)

Public high schools in Rockingham:

Private high school in Rockingham:

  • TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 122, Location: 165 AIRPORT RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rockingham:

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Library in Rockingham:

  • SANDHILL REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,971,250; Location: 412 EAST FRANKLIN STREET; 333,928 books; 8,134 audio materials; 13,223 video materials; 73 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 5 other licensed databases; 633 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Church in Rockingham: Knob Hill Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: East Side Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Great Falls Pond (A), Garris Pond (B), Midway Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Steely Branch (A), South Prong Falling Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Suites Rockingham (307 Greene Street), Dal-Mar (114 West Broad Avenue), Budget Inn (416 South Hancock Street), CHEK Inn (307 West Broad Avenue), Economy Motel (603 South Hancock Street).

Court: North Carolina State Government - Juvenile Court Counselors (125 South Hancock Street).

Birthplace of: Brian Moehler - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Florida Marlins, born: Dec 31, 1971), Viola Gentry - Aviator, Wali Rainer - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Apr 19, 1977), Cameron A. Morrison - Politician, Jerry M. Wallace - President of Campbell University, Alvin Morman - Baseball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rockingham and their reported violations in the past:

GREATER DIGGS AME ZION CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-25-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2014), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-22-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-20-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-31-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-25-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2014), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2014)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (FEB-16-2010), St Other (JAN-28-2011)
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
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: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Rockingham in 2010:

  • 99 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 89 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Rockingham in 2000:

  • 224 people in nursing homes
  • 110 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 47 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 30 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Rockingham (2011 data):

  • The Fort Sill National Bank: Fsnb - Rockingham Broad Avenue Branc at 1300 E. Broad Avenue, branch established on 2008/09/15; Fsnb - Rockingham Walmart Branch at 720 Us Highway 74, branch established on 2004/07/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $369.8 mil, Deposits: $324.4 mil, headquarters in Fort Sill, OK, positive income, 71 total offices, Holding Company: Jrmb Ii, Inc
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Rockingham Road Branch at 920 Rockingham Road, branch established on 1970/06/10; South Lee Street Main Branch at 116 South Lee Street, branch established on 1977/07/11. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Communityone Bank, National Association: Rockingham Downtown Branch at 115 South Lawrence Street, branch established on 1906/01/01; Rockingham Road Branch at 1222 Rockingham Road, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2007/12/11: Bank assets: $1,666.0 mil, Deposits: $1,443.4 mil, headquarters in Asheboro, NC, negative income in the last year, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • First Bank: Rockingham Branch at Highway 74 East, branch established on 1986/11/15. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Rockingham Branch at 104 West Washington Street, branch established on 1965/04/05. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Four Oaks Bank & Trust Company: Rockingham Branch at 1401 Fayettville Road, branch established on 2003/08/04. Info updated 2010/03/10: Bank assets: $916.5 mil, Deposits: $747.3 mil, headquarters in Four Oaks, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Four Oaks Fincorp, Inc.
  • The Fidelity Bank: Rockingham Main Branch at 202 East Washington Street, branch established on 1977/10/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,422.4 mil, Deposits: $1,234.1 mil, headquarters in Fuquay Varina, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Rockingham:

Marital status in Rockingham, NC
  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 37.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in Rockingham:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rockingham
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rockingham, NC (based on Richmond County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Richmond County:

30.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Richmond County:

10.5%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.5%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.8%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Rockingham:

28.9
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rockingham:

19.0%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rockingham:

10.7%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rockingham:

35.2%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
Here:

55.9%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.3%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rockingham, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 34$127,955$45,1610$0
Solid Waste Management 19$47,459$29,9740$0
Water Supply 18$68,479$45,6531$361
Firefighters 14$49,452$42,3877$2,478
Streets and Highways 14$45,276$38,8081$554
Financial Administration 10$37,481$44,9770$0
Sewerage 7$28,850$49,4570$0
Other Government Administration 6$36,201$72,4026$2,383
Other and Unallocable 6$21,343$42,68610$10,907
Police - Other 5$14,078$33,7871$600
Parks and Recreation 3$13,923$55,6922$2,090
Fire - Other 1$3,253$39,0360$0
Totals for Government 137$493,750$43,24828$19,373

Rockingham government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $600,000 ($69.29)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $5,318,000 ($614.16)
    Police Protection: $2,735,000 ($315.86)
    Liquor Stores: $1,624,000 ($187.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,156,000 ($133.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,114,000 ($128.65)
    Central Staff Services: $776,000 ($89.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $697,000 ($80.49)
    Regular Highways: $467,000 ($53.93)
    General Public Buildings: $454,000 ($52.43)
    General - Other: $420,000 ($48.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $341,000 ($39.38)
    Financial Administration: $327,000 ($37.76)
    Parking Facilities: $130,000 ($15.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $54,000 ($6.24)
    Libraries: $50,000 ($5.77)
    Health - Other: $7,000 ($0.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($0.81)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $9,000 ($1.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $204,000 ($23.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $144,000 ($16.63)
    General Public Building: $76,000 ($8.78)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($2.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($1.85)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($1.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $399,000 ($46.08)

Rockingham government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $833,000 ($96.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($7.51)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,506,000 ($173.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $168,000 ($19.40)
    Rents: $31,000 ($3.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($1.15)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,480,000 ($863.84)
    Liquor Stores: $1,807,000 ($208.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,562,000 ($180.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $288,000 ($33.26)
    Highways: $269,000 ($31.07)
    Other: $163,000 ($18.82)
  • Tax - Property: $3,223,000 ($372.21)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,617,000 ($186.74)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $162,000 ($18.71)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $104,000 ($12.01)
    Motor Vehicle License: $58,000 ($6.70)
    Other License: $7,000 ($0.81)

Rockingham government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,000 ($18.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,000 ($18.94)

4.62% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($31,083 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Moore County, NC  0.50% ($31,419 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, NC  0.39% ($29,534)
from Scotland County, NC  0.38% ($21,421)


5.04% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Moore County, NC  0.62% ($37,258 average AGI)
to Scotland County, NC  0.31% ($28,851)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.26% ($32,923)
Businesses in Rockingham, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's2
CVS1Nike5
Chevrolet1Nissan1
Comfort Suites1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
FedEx1T-Mobile1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Taco Bell1
Foot Locker1U-Haul3
Ford1UPS4
GNC1Vans1
GameStop1Waffle House1
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Holiday Inn2Wendy's1
JCPenney1

Strongest AM radio stations in 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)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockingham:

  • WRSH (91.1 FM; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: RICHMOND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)
  • WKML (95.7 FM; LUMBERTON, NC; Owner: WKML LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBFY (90.3 FM; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKQB (106.9 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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 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)
  • W24AY (Channel 24; LILESVILLE/WADESBORO, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WFPX (Channel 62; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)
Rockingham fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Rockingham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 463ft / 141mTotal length
  • 221,480Total average daily traffic
  • 23,381Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Rockingham, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 181960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rockingham, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rockingham)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 175 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rockingham, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 84 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 70 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rockingham)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Rockingham)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 137. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 232 took place in 2011, and the least - 57 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rockingham, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.6%), and Outside Fires (42.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rockingham, NC
    • 99642.6%Structure Fires
    • 99042.4%Outside Fires
    • 32013.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 301.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rockingham, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rockingham, North Carolina:

  • Quality Inn & Suites, 400 W Broad Ave, Rockingham, North Carolina 28379 , Phone: (910) 895-0099, Fax: (910) 895-0662
  • Comfort Suites, 307 Greene St, Rockingham, North Carolina 28379 , Phone: (910) 410-0077, Fax: (910) 410-8354
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 516 S Hancock St, Rockingham, North Carolina 28379 , Phone: (910) 997-5521, Fax: (910) 895-4447
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 800 E Us Hwy 74, Rockingham, North Carolina 28379 , Phone: (910) 817-7288, Fax: (910) 582-4400
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, 307 W Greene St, Rockingham, North Carolina 28379 , Phone: (800) 228-2800, Fax: (910) 817-6005
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rockingham, North Carolina
Most common first names in Rockingham, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James32869.3 years
William26171.0 years
Mary25475.9 years
John24972.1 years
Robert16068.7 years
Annie11878.8 years
Charles8566.8 years
Henry8473.0 years
Thomas8270.8 years
Willie7775.6 years
Most common last names in Rockingham, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16670.9 years
Covington15772.6 years
Mcdonald9971.6 years
Wall9068.4 years
Williams8471.9 years
Davis7473.6 years
Brown6773.3 years
Ingram6472.6 years
Thomas6173.7 years
Gibson6176.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rockingham, NC
  • 45.6%Electricity
  • 41.0%Utility gas
  • 12.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rockingham, NC
  • 83.4%Electricity
  • 13.1%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Rockingham compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Rockingham on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 (28379) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #98 (28379) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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