Rougemont, North Carolina

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Population in 2010: 978.
Males: 509  (52.1%)
Females: 469  (47.9%)
Median resident age:

54.9 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27572, 27583.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,891
Rougemont:

$59,891
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,702

Rougemont CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $227,200
Rougemont:

$227,200
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $246,368; detached houses: $279,201; mobile homes: $59,274
March 2019 cost of living index in Rougemont: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.0%
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  • Races in Rougemont, NC (2010)
    • 76177.8%White alone
    • 15415.7%Black alone
    • 404.1%Hispanic
    • 171.7%Two or more races
    • 30.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Rougemont, North Carolina as of August 12, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rougemont is 105 to 1.


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Rougemont, NC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (44.7%), Scottish (7.7%), English (6.2%), Hungarian (4.1%), European (3.1%), Irish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 545 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,307 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $947 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Durham, NC (15.9 miles , pop. 187,035).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (31.8 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (332.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Butner, NC (3.3 miles ),
Stem, NC (3.4 miles ),
Roxboro, NC (3.5 miles ),
Gorman, NC (3.7 miles ),
Hillsborough, NC (3.7 miles ),
Creedmoor, NC (3.9 miles ),
Durham, NC (4.0 miles ),
Efland, NC (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 36.22 N, Longitude: 78.93 W

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

3.6%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.0. This is about average.

City:

67.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.657. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.657
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.251. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.251
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.79
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rougemont-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Rougemont place center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 11/23/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rougemont-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.3 miles away from Rougemont 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 308.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 258.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 239.8 miles away from Rougemont center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 179.3 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 181.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Durham County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Droughts: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rougemont:

  • PEAK RESOURCES - TREYBURN (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DURHAM, NC)
  • KENWOOD GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 10 miles away; DURHAM, NC)
  • JOHN UMSTEAD HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BUTNER, NC)
  • VOCA-SEVEN OAKS ROAD-DURHAM (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DURHAM, NC)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-ROSE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DURHAM, NC)
  • DUKE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; DURHAM, NC)
  • DUKE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; DURHAM, NC)

Amtrak station near Rougemont:

  • 16 miles: DURHAM (400 W. CHAPEL HILL ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rougemont:

  • Duke University (about 16 miles; Durham, NC; Full-time enrollment: 14,652)
  • North Carolina Central University (about 17 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 7,281)
  • Durham Technical Community College (about 18 miles; Durham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,515)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (about 23 miles; Chapel Hill, NC; FT enrollment: 24,946)
  • Strayer University-North Carolina (about 26 miles; Morrisville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,070)
  • Vance-Granville Community College (about 26 miles; Henderson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,232)
  • Alamance Community College (about 27 miles; Graham, NC; FT enrollment: 3,614)

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Reservoirs: Bollinger Pond (A), Quail Roost Lake Number Two (B), Quail Roost Lake Number Three (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Durham 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 Rougemont and their reported violations in the past:

LAKE WINDS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 750, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2009), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUL-23-2010 to JUL-23-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 12 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
NEW RED MTN BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
M&M COUNTRY STORE AND GRILL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
GATEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • NEW BETHEL UMC (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Rougemont:

Marital status in Rougemont, NC
  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Rougemont:

  • High school or higher: 98.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.4%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rougemont, NC (based on Durham County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant57,203177
Mainline Protestant29,04568
Catholic10,4714
Other8,25428
Black Protestant6,74527
Orthodox3752
None155,494-
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: 48
Here:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 27
Durham County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 89
This county:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 197
Durham County:

7.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.6%
North Carolina:

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

17.6%
North Carolina:

15.6%

11.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.01%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($152 average AGI)
Durham County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wake County, NC  2.68% ($58,150 average AGI)
from Orange County, NC  1.17% ($58,697)
from Guilford County, NC  0.24% ($41,504)


10.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($64,461 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.07%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($636 average AGI)
Durham County:

0.09%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wake County, NC  2.45% ($66,717 average AGI)
to Orange County, NC  1.00% ($81,656)
to Alamance County, NC  0.28% ($57,988)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rougemont:

  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDNC (620 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC)
  • WTIK (1310 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WRTP (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSRC (1410 AM; 5 kW; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DURHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRBZ (850 AM; 10 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: ALCHEMY COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP #1)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHL (1360 AM; 5 kW; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: WCHL-WDNC, INC.)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WRXO (1430 AM; 1 kW; ROXBORO, NC)
  • WPCM (920 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON-GRAHAM, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rougemont:

  • WQOK (97.5 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WNCU (90.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY)
  • WRSN (93.9 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNC (91.5 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WQDR (94.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WDCG (105.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKRX (96.7 FM; ROXBORO, NC; Owner: ROXBORO BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WCPE (89.7 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION)
  • WFXC (107.1 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WXDU (88.7 FM; DURHAM, NC; Owner: DUKE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBB (96.1 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAROLINA MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WXYC (89.3 FM; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: STUDENT EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWMY (102.9 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WWND, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Rougemont:

  • WIWW-LP (Channel 26; DURHAM, NC; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WUNC-TV (Channel 4; CHAPEL HILL, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • W24CP (Channel 24; DURHAM, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUBX-CA (Channel 13; DURHAM, ETC., NC; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, 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.)
  • WACN-LP (Channel 34; APEX, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WDRL-TV (Channel 24; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DANVILLE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP)
  • W34AX (Channel 34; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT)

Rougemont fatal accident list:

Jun 16, 2015 08:09 PM, Us-501, Chambers Rd, Lat: 36.231428, Lon: -78.932111, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 23, 1985 03:41 AM, 85, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 203ft / 62.3mTotal length
  • 50,460Total average daily traffic
  • 3,652Total average daily truck traffic
  • 100,920Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rougemont, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rougemont, NC

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 fire incidents per year is 24. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 46 took place in 2014, and the least - 6 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rougemont, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.0%), and Outside Fires (41.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rougemont, NC
    • 18344.0%Structure Fires
    • 17241.3%Outside Fires
    • 5012.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 112.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rougemont, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rougemont, NC
  • 64.7%Electricity
  • 27.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Other fuel
  • 2.1%Wood


Rougemont compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Rougemont on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Turkey (population 500+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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