Rocky Point, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 1,602.
Males: 781  (48.8%)
Females: 821  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

39.3 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28457.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,742
Rocky Point:

$51,742
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,325

Rocky Point CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $177,793
Rocky Point:

$177,793
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $144,877; detached houses: $185,618; mobile homes: $97,268

Median gross rent in 2017: $795.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rocky Point: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.3%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.1% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.4% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Rocky Point, NC (2010)
    • 86754.1%White alone
    • 51031.8%Hispanic
    • 18411.5%Black alone
    • 332.1%Two or more races
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Rocky Point, North Carolina as of February 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rocky Point is 63 to 1.


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Ancestries: African (13.4%), American (5.0%), English (4.8%), German Russian (2.4%), Irish (2.4%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 34 feet

426 residents are foreign born (20.7% Latin America).

This place:

22.2%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,760 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $322 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wilmington, NC (14.7 miles , pop. 75,838).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (104.8 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (413.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Castle Hayne, NC (2.3 miles ),
St. Helena, NC (2.4 miles ),
Skippers Corner, NC (2.6 miles ),
Burgaw, NC (2.9 miles ),
Northchase, NC (3.0 miles ),
Blue Clay Farms, NC (3.1 miles),
Wrightsboro, NC (3.2 miles ),
Murraysville, NC (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.44 N, Longitude: 77.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

Distribution of median household income in Rocky Point, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rocky Point, NC in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 47.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.64. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.64
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rocky Point-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/16/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.1 miles away from the Rocky Point place center killed 8 people and injured 20 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.3 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rocky Point-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 167.8 miles away from Rocky Point 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 160.0 miles away from Rocky Point center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 266.1 miles away from the city 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 183.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from Rocky Point center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 218.0 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 Pender County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 16, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers in Rocky Point:

  • NHRMC HOME CARE (7864 US HIGHWAY 117 S SUITE C)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Rocky Point:

  • SOUTHEASTERN DIALYSIS BURGAW (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; BURGAW, NC)
  • HUNTINGTON HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BURGAW, NC)
  • PENDER MEMORIAL HOSP SNF (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BURGAW, NC)
  • NORTHCHASE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • CAPE FEAR DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • DAVIS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; WILMINGTON, NC)

Amtrak station near Rocky Point:

  • 14 miles: WILMINGTON (201 HARNETT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rocky Point:

  • Cape Fear Community College (about 14 miles; Wilmington, NC; Full-time enrollment: 8,372)
  • Miller-Motte College-Wilmington (about 15 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington (about 15 miles; Wilmington, NC; FT enrollment: 13,112)
  • Coastal Carolina Community College (about 37 miles; Jacksonville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,502)
  • Mount Olive College (about 55 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 59 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Craven Community College (about 65 miles; New Bern, NC; FT enrollment: 2,712)

Public high school in Rocky Point:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rocky Point:

See full list of schools located in Rocky Point

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Churches in Rocky Point include: Mount Moriah Church (A), Saint Matthews Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Court: Pender County Government - Clerk of Court (Courthouse).

Pender 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 Rocky Point and their reported violations in the past:

ROCKY POINT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

3.0 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

73.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.0%
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: 0.6% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Rocky Point:

Marital status in Rocky Point, NC
  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Rocky Point:

  • High school or higher: 63.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.5
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rocky Point
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rocky Point, NC (based on Pender County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,55751
Mainline Protestant4,52920
Black Protestant2,12822
Catholic2,0083
Other7423
Orthodox--
None33,253-
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: 7
Pender County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Pender County:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Pender County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 28
Pender County:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pender County:

11.2%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.7%
State:

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

20.3%
North Carolina:

15.6%

10.76% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.76%
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 New Hanover County, NC  3.45% ($49,750 average AGI)
from Onslow County, NC  1.05% ($49,404)
from Brunswick County, NC  0.35% ($42,812)


8.80% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,286 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.80%
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 New Hanover County, NC  2.49% ($41,273 average AGI)
to Onslow County, NC  1.11% ($43,102)
to Duplin County, NC  0.42% ($29,395)
Businesses in Rocky Point, NC
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1Wendy's1
Hardee's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rocky Point:

  • WAAV (980 AM; 5 kW; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMYT (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CAROLINA BEACH, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVBS (1470 AM; 1 kW; BURGAW, NC; Owner: GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMFD (630 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLSG (1340 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJCV (1290 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: DOWN EAST BROADCASTING CO INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rocky Point:

  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WBNE (93.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WMNX (97.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKOO (98.7 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WGNI (102.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSL (92.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WXQR-FM (105.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRQR (104.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: OCEAN BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WWTB (103.9 FM; TOPSAIL BEACH, NC; Owner: JACKSONVILLE-TOPSAIL RADIO LLC)
  • WWQQ-FM (101.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSFM (107.5 FM; SOUTHPORT, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WDVV (89.7 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWIL-FM (90.5 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FAMILY RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKXS-FM (94.1 FM; LELAND, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZKB (94.3 FM; WALLACE, NC; Owner: JG & J BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W240AS (95.9 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)

TV broadcast stations around Rocky Point:

  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WPXU-TV (Channel 35; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: PAXSON JACKSONVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WILM-LP (Channel 10; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: WILM, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W51CW (Channel 51; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • Rocky Point, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents27
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count12926
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19643
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4264
  • Fatalities14135
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents31401
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2088
See more detailed statistics of Rocky Point fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 98ft / 30.4mTotal length
  • 108,760Total average daily traffic
  • 16,225Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Rocky Point, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rocky Point, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Jennifer Burns, 253 W. Strawberry Lane (Lat: 34.407333 Lon: -77.891806), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 37141 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Optima Towers Iv, LLC, Keith.Powell2@comcast.Net, , 2041 Mount- Pleasant, Phone: (843) 324-9745
  • Jennifer Burns, 253 W. Strawberry Lane (Lat: 34.407222 Lon: -77.892222), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 37141 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Optima Towers Iv, LLC, Keith.Powell2@comcast.Net, , 2041 Mount- Pleasant, Phone: (843) 324-9745
  • Jennifer Burns, 253 W. Strawberry Lane (Lat: 34.407222 Lon: -77.892222), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 37141 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Optima Towers Iv, LLC, Keith.Powell2@comcast.Net, , 2041 Mount- Pleasant, Phone: (843) 324-9745
  • Logan D Needham, 884 Cheshire Road (Lat: 34.413028 Lon: -77.928139), Type: 81.0, Structure height: 37141 m, Overall height: 76 m, Registrant: Optima Towers Iv, LLC, Keith.Powell2@comcast.Net, , 2041 Mt. P-leasant, Phone: (843) 324-9745
  • Keith Powell, 884 Cheshire Road (Lat: 34.413028 Lon: -77.928139), Type: 80.8, Structure height: 37141 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Optima Towers Iv, LLC, Keith.Powell2@comcast.Net, , 2041 Mt. P-leasant, Phone: (843) 324-9745
  • Keith Powell, 253 W. Strawberry Lane (Lat: 34.407222 Lon: -77.892222), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 37141 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Optima Towers Iv, LLC, Keith.Powell2@comcast.Net, , 2041 Mount- Pleasant, Phone: (843) 324-9745

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 1.5 Mi S Of Sr 210 (Lat: 34.421000 Lon: -77.866361), Call Sign: KNHS755,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2013, Expiration Date: 12/13/2023, Registrant: Martin Marietta Materials,Inc., 2710 Wycliff Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607, Phone: (919) 783-4623, Fax: (919) 783-4507, Email:
  • Cor Sr 210 & Sr 1429 (Lat: 34.433333 Lon: -77.893056), Type: Bant, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPSL728,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.025 MHz, Grant Date: 06/03/2011, Expiration Date: 06/12/2021, Certifier: Martin H Beach, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Fax: (317) 564-8335, Email:
  • Carver Rd Lift Station 1900 Carver Rd (Lat: 34.375278 Lon: -77.920556), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQCB307,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.025 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/2005, Expiration Date: 01/21/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/28/2015, Certifier: Martin Beach, Registrant: National License Corp., 9050 Briarclift Rd, Indpls, IN 46256, Phone: (317) 849-5866

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rocky Point)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • COLUCCI JOHN III, 200 Goose Neck Rd W, Rocky Point, NC 28457
    Certificate: 02-0165 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 01/23/2002, Expiration Date: 01/22/2003

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rocky Point, NC
  • 82.7%Electricity
  • 11.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rocky Point, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Rocky Point compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Rocky Point on our top lists:

  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Africa (population 500+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Southern Africa (population 500+)"
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