Rockwell, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 2,136 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.4%
 
Males: 1,047  (49.0%)
Females: 1,089  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
North Carolina median age:  38.4 years

Zip codes: 28138.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $44,721 (it was $41,488 in 2000)
Rockwell:

$44,721
NC:

$47,830

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $24,450 (it was $19,687 in 2000)

Rockwell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $112,030 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Rockwell:

$112,030
NC:

$160,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $164,694; Detached houses: $175,871; Townhouses or other attached units: $199,721; In 2-unit structures: $84,767; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $123,944; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $188,998; Mobile homes: $92,337

Median gross rent in 2015: $690.

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  • Races in Rockwell, NC (2015)

    Rockwell races chart
    • 1,87096.8%White alone
    • 281.4%Hispanic
    • 170.9%Two or more races
    • 70.4%Black alone
    • 50.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rockwell: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.5%), American (22.6%), English (13.9%), Irish (4.2%), Swedish (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 786 feet

Land area: 1.66 square miles.

Population density: 1,283 people per square mile   (low).

Rockwell,NC real estate house value index trend

Rockwell, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Rockwell:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockwell town:

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

44 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.3% Asia).

This town:

2.3%
North Carolina:

7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Rockwell, North Carolina as of August 23, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Rockwell to the number of sex offenders is 88 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $975 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,348 (1.2%)

Rockwell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Concord, NC (14.9 miles , pop. 55,977).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (33.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (420.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Faith, NC (1.9 miles ), Granite Quarry, NC (2.1 miles ), Township 6, Rimertown, NC (2.7 miles ), Misenheimer, NC (2.9 miles ), Salisbury, NC (3.0 miles ), East Spencer, NC (3.0 miles ), China Grove, NC (3.1 miles ), Spencer, NC (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.55 N, Longitude: 80.41 W

Rockwell household income distribution Rockwell home values distribution

Property values in Rockwell, NC


Crime rates in Rockwell by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Murders 00000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000010100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.050.10.049.40.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 23111210100110
per 100,000 98.2150.149.949.849.5100.650.10.049.40.00.047.346.60.0
Assaults 30352113032100
per 100,000 147.30.0149.7248.998.950.350.1148.70.0140.594.347.30.00.0
Burglaries 171158109141716181981211
per 100,000 834.6550.3249.5398.2494.6452.5700.7842.8790.5843.1895.4378.8558.9514.0
Theft 3841464831505151363152504639
per 100,000 1,865.52,051.02,295.42,389.21,533.12,513.82,552.62,528.51,778.71,452.02,450.52,367.42,142.51,822.4
Auto thefts 22102024121130
per 100,000 98.2100.149.90.098.90.0100.1198.349.493.747.147.3139.70.0
Arson 00000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.050.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 283.5) 207.4180.1158.2188.2138.5172.4224.2205.8184.8152.7183.3148.7150.0108.9

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Crime rate in Rockwell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
North Carolina average:

2.39
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +305 (+18.3%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Rockwell, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Rockwell-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.3 miles away from the Rockwell town center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.6 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockwell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% 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 165.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 268.1 miles away from Rockwell center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 184.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 200.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 141.2 miles away from Rockwell center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 141.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rowan County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Droughts: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockwell topographic map

Birthplace of: Herm Holshouser - Major League Baseball pitcher.

Hospitals and medical centers near Rockwell:

  • STONERIDGE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • LUTHERAN HOME AT TRINITY OAKS (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • SALISBURY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • AUTUMN CARE OF SALISBURY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS NSG AND REH ROWA (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • BRIGHTMOOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SALISBURY, NC)
  • MAGNOLIA ESTATES SKILLED CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SPENCER, NC)

Amtrak stations near Rockwell:

  • 9 miles: SALISBURY (DEPOT & LIBERTY STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: KANNAPOLIS (306 N. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockwell:

  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (about 8 miles; Salisbury, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,749)
  • Stanly Community College (about 18 miles; Albemarle, NC; FT enrollment: 2,307)
  • Davidson County Community College (about 26 miles; Thomasville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,581)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 26 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 22,807)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 26 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 32 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 34 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)

Private high schools in Rockwell:

  • ROCKWELL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 125, Location: 401 DEPOT ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • CITY OF REFUGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 31, Location: 11360 OLD CONCORD RD, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rockwell:

Private elementary/middle school in Rockwell:

  • GRACE ACADEMY (Students: 201, Location: 6725 HIGHWAY 152 E, Grades: PK-7)
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Tourist attraction: Charlotte Metro Zoo (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4400 Cook Road).

Rowan 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 45.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.282. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.282
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 4.24. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.24
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2009 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 19.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.26
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.9%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.7%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
94 people in nursing homes in 2000

Rockwell, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Rockwell (2011 data):

  • Citizens South Bank: Rockwell Branch at 106 West Main Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,078.7 mil, Deposits: $878.1 mil, headquarters in Gastonia, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices
  • Farmers & Merchants Bank: Rockwell Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1970/08/13. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $570.2 mil, Deposits: $434.7 mil, headquarters in Granite Quarry, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: F & M Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
North Carolina average:

12.2

Rockwell travel time to work - commute Rockwell mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhoods in Rockwell:

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Religion statistics for Rockwell town (based on Rowan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant36,841151
Mainline Protestant22,33983
Catholic3,1331
Black Protestant1,89913
Other5155
None74,457-
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: 23
Rowan County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Rowan County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Rowan County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 91
Here:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Rowan County:

29.7%
North Carolina:

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

15.1%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.2%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

34.2%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Rockwell:

27.7
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.0%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rockwell:

6.4%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rockwell:

6.7
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

26.9%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

50.0%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Rockwell:

72.9%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rockwell, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,301$37,8066$798
Police Protection - Officers 5$14,052$33,7255$2,666
Firefighters 0$0 10$3,538
Streets and Highways 2$5,466$32,7962$1,160
Totals for Government 9$25,819$34,42523$8,162

Rockwell government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $62,000 ($29.03)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $208,000 ($97.38)
    Police Protection: $111,000 ($51.97)
    Regular Highways: $96,000 ($44.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000 ($36.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $55,000 ($25.75)
    Fire Protection: $49,000 ($22.94)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($6.55)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($1.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($1.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $106,000 ($49.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $40,000 ($18.73)
    Fire Protection: $26,000 ($12.17)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($7.49)
    Central Staff: $11,000 ($5.15)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($3.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $245,000 ($114.70)

Rockwell government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($5.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $232,000 ($108.61)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $324,000 ($151.69)
    Interest Earnings: $88,000 ($41.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $86,000 ($40.26)
    Highways: $68,000 ($31.84)
    All Other: $4,000 ($1.87)
  • Tax - Property: $377,000 ($176.50)
    NEC: $13,000 ($6.09)

Rockwell government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,073,000 ($1438.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,868,000 ($1342.70)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $205,000 ($95.97)

Rockwell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,174,000 ($1017.79)

5.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
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 Cabarrus County, NC  1.15% ($28,311 average AGI)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.50% ($31,704)
from Iredell County, NC  0.34% ($33,238)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($161 average AGI)
Rowan County:

0.03%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cabarrus County, NC  1.31% ($27,444 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.61% ($33,065)
to Iredell County, NC  0.33% ($31,389)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockwell:

  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WNOW (1030 AM; daytime; 9 kW; MINT HILL, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKB (1460 AM; 2 kW; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: FORD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRNA (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CHINA GROVE, NC; Owner: SOUTH ROWAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSAT (1280 AM; 1 kW; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLXN (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockwell:

  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WABZ-FM (100.9 FM; ALBEMARLE, NC; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AG (101.3 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INCORPORATED)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WOGR-FM (93.3 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Rockwell:

  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • Rockwell, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:3
  • Fatalities13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents36
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count122
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents188
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons37
  • Fatalities131
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents330
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents21
See more detailed statistics of Rockwell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • 11,450Total average daily traffic
  • 731Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,840Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rockwell)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Town Hall (Lat: 35.547361 Lon: -80.412278), Call Sign: KNDH476
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHzGrant Date: 07/11/2002, Expiration Date: 08/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/06/2012Registrant: Universal Licensing Service, 3419 Via Lido Suite 609, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3908, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 515-2544
  • 206 E Main St (Lat: 35.549861 Lon: -80.408111), Call Sign: KIX226, Licensee ID: L00065015
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.865 MHzGrant Date: 07/28/1997, Expiration Date: 10/02/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2002Registrant: Rockwell Radio & Electric Co Inc, 206 E Main St, Rockwell, NC 28138, Phone: (704) 279-7215
  • Hwy 52 & Crescent Rd 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 35.562639 Lon: -80.413667), Call Sign: KDJ912
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.1800 MHzGrant Date: 09/12/2002, Expiration Date: 10/21/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2012Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road 134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • City Hall 202 E Main St (Lat: 35.547361 Lon: -80.412278), Call Sign: KCZ833
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.470 MHzGrant Date: 08/10/2012, Expiration Date: 10/20/2022Registrant: Town Of Rockwell, 202 E. Main Street, Rockwell, NC 28138-0506, Phone: (704) 279-2180, Fax: (704) 279-7022, Email:
  • Crescent Rd. SR-2319, Crescent Rd., Sr-2319 Rr Crossing @ Mp N008.60 (Lat: 35.570139 Lon: -80.424250), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WPZQ702, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz, 161.535 MHzGrant Date: 11/26/2013, Expiration Date: 02/23/2024, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlatna, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Mobile L3, Lat: 35.561667 Lon: -80.422500, Call Sign: WQPH660, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.055 MHz, 160.380 MHzGrant Date: 05/21/2012, Expiration Date: 05/21/2022, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SHUPINGS ML, 3 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 35.538472 Lon: -80.479222), Overall height: 93.9 m, Call Sign: WLB427
    Assigned Frequencies: 3750.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3910.00 MHz, 3930.00 MHz... (+30 more)Grant Date: 01/23/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2004, Certifier: Dennis W Guard Jr.Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc., 2400 North Glenville, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 729-6406, Fax: (972) 729-2690, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rockwell)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: GARMON JERRY L RV6-A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING HIO-360-B1A (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 319MG , Serial Number: 22202, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry L Garmon, 1365 Phaniel Ch Rd, Rockwell, NC 28138
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-TF (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 33757 , Serial Number: 9501T, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel L Corl, 6535 Sisk Carter Rd, Rockwell, NC 28138
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3961Q , Serial Number: 17260061, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 11/08/1979
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Michael E Spry, 312 Ashley Dr, Rockwell, NC 28138, Other Owners: Sharon K Spry
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 52823 , Serial Number: 177RG1279, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/07/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Danny H Sloop, 6070 Old Beatty Ford Rd, Rockwell, NC 28138

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$168,0505$100,04820$99,4832$15,3702$63,115
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$41,4003$79,1570$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$106,6408$91,0461$19,2400$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$77,6503$110,3370$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$78,5500$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0510.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$87,4053$96,303
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$87,610
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0510.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

ROCK GROVE UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-2005), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-19-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PHANIELS BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-15-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-20-2007), St Formal NOV issued (APR-20-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2010)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GOLD HILL (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-06-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-06-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2013)
SIFFORD EXXON (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
GRACE LOWER STONE REFORMED CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-22-2005), St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2010), St Intentional no-action (JUN-11-2010)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Rockwell that have no violations reported:

  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 380, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WEST PARK BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 93
  • Hazardous Condition: 29
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Rockwell

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rockwell, NC
Most common first names in Rockwell, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6472.2 years
Mary5281.0 years
William4672.4 years
John4473.4 years
George3175.9 years
Robert2466.4 years
Margaret2282.7 years
Ruth2178.7 years
Charles2170.1 years
David1864.8 years
Most common last names in Rockwell, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller4576.5 years
Brown3877.6 years
Holshouser3177.6 years
Beaver3076.2 years
Bost3081.8 years
Misenheimer2573.7 years
Trexler2375.4 years
Kluttz2179.5 years
Fesperman2175.3 years
Smith1769.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Rockwell, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1SONIC Drive-In1
AutoZone1U-Haul1
CVS1UPS1
Curves1YMCA1
Domino's Pizza1

Rockwell compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Rockwell on our top lists:

  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Ireland (population 500+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
There are 11 pilots and 11 other airmen in this city.
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  • Jeffrey S. Smink (2)
  • Stephen C. Kovach (1)
  • Myron Bostian (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2017.