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Rockingham County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2014: 91,696 (38% urban, 62% rural); it was 91,928 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,871
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,149
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 27,254
Renter-occupied apartments: 11,673 (it was 9,735 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 566 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 162 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rockingham County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.3%), Educational, health and social services (20.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Rockingham County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (73.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (18.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years
Males: 44,226  (48.2%)
Females: 47,470  (51.8%)
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Rockingham County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Rockingham County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,335 ($33,784 in 1999)

This county:

$41335
North Carolina:

$45906

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $416 (lower quartile is $288, upper quartile is $525)
This county:

$416
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $106,700 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Rockingham:

$106,700
North Carolina:

$154,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,300 - $158,700
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $990
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $330

Institutionalized population: 775

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 16
  • Assaults: 59
  • Burglaries: 463
  • Thefts: 812
  • Auto thefts: 95

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 30
  • Assaults: 77
  • Burglaries: 452
  • Thefts: 924
  • Auto thefts: 68
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 363 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2005: 371 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2006: 275 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2007: 351 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2008: 180 buildings, average cost: $215,400
  • 2009: 118 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2010: 103 buildings, average cost: $221,900
  • 2011: 105 buildings, average cost: $239,800
  • 2012: 101 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2013: 112 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2014: 109 buildings, average cost: $246,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $944 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $880 (1.0%)

Rockingham County household income distribution in 2009 Rockingham County home values distribution Rockingham County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.4%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.7% for Black residents, 38.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.5% for American Indian residents, 37.3% for other race residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.4%
Rockingham County:

22.4%
North Carolina:

17.9%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 37.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.5% for American Indian residents, 34.2% for other race residents, 27.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rockingham County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $513 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $637 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eden, Reidsville, Wentworth, Mayodan, Madison, Stoneville, Ruffin.

Rockingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rockingham County: Oxford Tobacco Research Station (A), Camp Murdock (B), Goshen (C), Jonathan Crossroads (D), Grassy Creek (E), Thorndale Country Club (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rockingham County include: Greenfield Church (A), Grey Rock Church (B), Grove Hill Church (C), Hawkins Chapel Baptist Church (D), Hester Church (E), Ilong Church (F), Goshen Chapel (G), Knotts Grove Church (H), Amis Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: John Penns Grave (1), Royster Cemetery (2), Crews Family Cemetery (3), Winston Cemetery (4), Norwood Cemetery (5), Callahan Cemetery (6), Community Memorial Gardens (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Rogers (A), Gregory Lake (B), Lake Butner (C), Briggs Lake (D), Joe Hamme Sr Lake (E), Whites Lake (F), Veazsys Lake (G), Uzzles Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Crooked Fork (A), Ellerbe Creek (B), Cedar Branch (C), Camp Creek (D), Little Grassy Creek (E), Smyrna Branch (F), Aycock Creek (G), West Prong New Light Creek (H), Bearskin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Rockingham County include: Camp Butner Wildlife Management Area (1), Grassy Creek Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Greene County, Arkansas , Granville County , Lee County, Virginia , Orange County , Marshall County, Kentucky , Warren County , White County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,722
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,465 (17% naturalized citizens)

Rockingham County:

2.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,257
  • 1990 to 1994: 479
  • 1985 to 1989: 305
  • 1980 to 1984: 122
  • 1975 to 1979: 48
  • 1970 to 1974: 68
  • 1970 to 1974: 28
  • 1965 to 1969: 158

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.3%

Rockingham County marital status for males Rockingham County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 28,776
  • One, attached: 367
  • Two: 616
  • 3 or 4: 940
  • 5 to 9: 855
  • 10 to 19: 324
  • 20 or more: 532
  • Mobile homes: 7,790
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Rockingham County with a mortgage: 11,291 (1,100 second mortgage, 2,002 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,888

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rockingham County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,901120
Mainline Protestant9,92665
Black Protestant1,74911
Catholic1,6872
Other7955
None55,100-
Rockingham County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Rockingham County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 51
Rockingham County:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 61
This county:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rockingham County:

12.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Rockingham County:

31.1%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Rockingham County:

Average size of farms: 156 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $32,785
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $815.08
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.78%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $25,307
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.22%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,998
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.45
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.43%
Corn for grain: 1351 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3648 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3163 harvested acres
Vegetables: 142 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 99 acres

Tornado activity:

Rockingham County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 5152918.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/19/1952, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockingham County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 260.7 miles away from Rockingham County center
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 131.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 233.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 130.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 132.3 miles away from Rockingham County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 237.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North CarolinaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3222): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 23, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1553): September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1553, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaIce Storm, Incident Period: February 27, 2003 to February 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1457): March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1457, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North CarolinaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 1, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1312): January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North CarolinaHurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 2, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1292): September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 4, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3146): September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: March 20, 1998 to April 1, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1211): March 22, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1211, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • North CarolinaHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 5, 1996 to October 21, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1134): September 6, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1134, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North CarolinaStorms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 2, 1996 to February 9, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1103): February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North CarolinaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1087): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rockingham County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (73%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Cambodia (2%)
  • India (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Korea (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rockingham County (%):

  • United States or American (32%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Rockingham County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 33,557 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 6,370 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 20 (0%)
  • Taxi: 11 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 56 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 515 (1%)
  • Other means: 202 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 875 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Rockingham County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 605 people in nursing homes
  • 373 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 130 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Rockingham County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 619 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 134 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 123 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 101 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,320.

3.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,473 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.76%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.28% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($19,867 average AGI)
1.48% relocated from other states ($13,605 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

1.48%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Guilford County, NC  1.08% ($35,132 average AGI)
from Henry County, VA  0.18% ($25,467)
from Caswell County, NC  0.16% ($24,538)
from Stokes County, NC  0.16% ($27,654)
from Forsyth County, NC  0.16% ($28,490)
from Alamance County, NC  0.13% ($21,381)
from Randolph County, NC  0.07% ($21,087)


4.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.17%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.71% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($19,867 average AGI)
1.45% relocated to other states ($11,822 average AGI)
Rockingham County:

1.45%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Guilford County, NC  1.26% ($31,902 average AGI)
to Forsyth County, NC  0.27% ($36,831)
to Stokes County, NC  0.21% ($22,071)
to Henry County, VA  0.19% ($20,460)
to Caswell County, NC  0.13% ($26,000)
to Alamance County, NC  0.12% ($19,289)
to Wake County, NC  0.10% ($31,438)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Rockingham County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Rockingham County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rockingham County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rockingham County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rockingham County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 18,075 (13,897 aged, 4,178 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,214 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Rockingham County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1209)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1174)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (865)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (805)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (756)
  • Unspecified dementia (580)
  • Congestive heart failure (476)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (475)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (350)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (340)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.16
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11054.18
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 425.870
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 51410.01

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1175.850
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1143.460
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27.77
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51.83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 85.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 57.5
  • Other - 28.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 167.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 119.6
  • Other - 48.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 92,588
  • In family households: 77,952 (17,728 male householders, 8,440 female householders)
    18,651 spouses, 25,206 children (23,083 natural, 573 adopted, 1,550 stepchildren), 2,771 grandchildren, 846 brothers or sisters, 740 parents, 1,126 other relatives, 1,996 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,636 (5,652 male householders (4,725 living alone)), 6,873 female householders (6,166 living alone)), 2,111 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,055 (775 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 12,365 2-persons, 6,435 3-persons, 4,501 4-persons, 1,884 5-persons, 629 6-persons, 354 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,891 1-person, 1,381 2-persons, 163 3-persons, 56 4-persons, 20 5-persons, 10 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

13,560 married couples with children.
5,112 single-parent households (1,145 men, 3,967 women).

95.3% of residents of Rockingham County speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (20% speak English very well, 60% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $507,087,000 ($5481 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,865,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $244,521,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $117,297,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,884,000
Federal grants: $116,784,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,421,000 ($6,546,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,180,000 ($450,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $905,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $24,176,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,803,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,939
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,539
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,121
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -724
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rockingham County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 17.67 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 258
  • 2000 to 2004: 4,762
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,665
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,502
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,666
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,913
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,508
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,280
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,826
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rockingham County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 119
  • 3 rooms: 617
  • 4 rooms: 3,739
  • 5 rooms: 8,388
  • 6 rooms: 6,546
  • 7 rooms: 3,975
  • 8 rooms: 2,019
  • 9+ rooms: 1,844
  • 1 room: 83
  • 2 rooms: 422
  • 3 rooms: 1,345
  • 4 rooms: 3,420
  • 5 rooms: 2,689
  • 6 rooms: 971
  • 7 rooms: 430
  • 8 rooms: 240
  • 9+ rooms: 135
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rockingham County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 738
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,531
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,516
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,999
  • 5+ bedrooms: 441
  • no bedroom: 134
  • 1 bedroom: 1,753
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,882
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,563
  • 4 bedrooms: 314
  • 5+ bedrooms: 89
Cars and other vehicles available in Rockingham County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,382
  • 1 vehicle: 6,468
  • 2 vehicles: 10,694
  • 3 vehicles: 6,085
  • 4 vehicles: 1,906
  • 5+ vehicles: 719
  • no vehicle: 1,675
  • 1 vehicle: 4,527
  • 2 vehicles: 2,709
  • 3 vehicles: 629
  • 4 vehicles: 157
  • 5+ vehicles: 38

63% of Rockingham County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in North Carolina.

Rockingham County:

63.4%
State average:

54.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 70214
  • Northeast: 3117
  • Midwest: 2229
  • South: 12497
  • West: 1075

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $56,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rockingham County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (43.5%)
  • Utility gas (28.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.4%)
  • Wood (3.8%)
  • Electricity (41.5%)
  • Utility gas (29.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.8%)
  • Wood (4.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 587
Here:

5.9%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 273
Here:

6.2%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 319
Here:

13.6%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Rockingham County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,383,000
    Water Utilities: $3,275,000
    General - Other: $1,497,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,478,000
    Air Transportation: $482,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $78,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $105,358,000
    Other Higher Education: $14,978,000
    Health - Other: $14,552,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,878,000
    General - Other: $10,232,000
    Police Protection: $5,199,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,883,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,587,000
    Financial Administration: $1,970,000
    Libraries: $1,690,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,361,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,239,000
    General Public Buildings: $841,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $766,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $450,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $409,000
    Housing and Community Development: $256,000
    Sewerage: $237,000
    Water Utilities: $102,000
    Air Transportation: $70,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,169,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $7,552,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $6,955,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,142,000
    General Public Building: $939,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $744,000
    Health - Other: $672,000
    General - Other: $619,000
    Police Protection: $417,000
    Other Higher Education: $239,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $107,000
    Correctional Institutions: $61,000
    Libraries: $53,000
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000
    Air Transportation: $27,000
    Financial Administration: $26,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $25,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Water Utilities: $18,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $116,633,000

Rockingham County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,930,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,425,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,908,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,268,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $564,000
    Sewerage: $373,000
    Air Transportation: $17,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $12,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $332,000
    Education: $269,000
    All Other: $121,000
    Air Transportation: $97,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $326,000
    Health and Hospitals: $72,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,311,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $514,000
    Rents: $35,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $160,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $100,249,000
    Public Welfare: $9,302,000
    All Other: $6,839,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,271,000
    General Local Government Support: $962,000
    Housing and Community Development: $913,000
  • Tax - Property: $40,056,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,809,000
    NEC: $929,000
    Other Selective Sales: $409,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $278,000
    Other License: $69,000

Rockingham County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,295,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,279,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $15,950,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,425,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,525,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,700,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,684,000

Rockingham County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,192,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,425,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,829
  • Number of aged recipients: 320
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,509
  • Number of recipients under 18: 481
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,675
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 673
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,251
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,242
Rockingham County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Rockingham County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED284$111,222283$131,1021,327$136,025105$36,4291$200,000102$78,333133$79,368
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$122,00015$118,800109$123,50516$17,0630$011$80,81810$82,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED80$101,31381$98,494597$112,96176$40,3681$50,00053$68,94371$80,577
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$91,23559$144,797388$126,79620$60,8500$017$59,17634$82,735
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$108,7008$110,25079$132,2665$38,2000$08$70,3756$107,667
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$182,90646$180,9780$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$174,75010$126,7002$224,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$225,8829$131,8890$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$231,0002$122,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$208,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Rockingham County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,86370.6 years
William1,49373.0 years
John1,44773.2 years
Mary1,26878.0 years
Robert1,08772.1 years
George73772.0 years
Annie65079.1 years
Thomas61371.1 years
Charles50469.6 years
Margaret45075.1 years
Most common last names in Rockingham County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith91574.6 years
Carter62674.9 years
Jones62374.7 years
Moore57571.6 years
Martin54374.5 years
Williams48274.2 years
Wilson41870.4 years
Johnson40673.1 years
Brown39672.6 years
Walker36674.7 years
Businesses in Rockingham County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts3McDonald's3
Arby's2New Balance1
AutoZone2Nike4
Burger King3Nissan1
CVS3Papa John's Pizza2
Chevrolet3Pizza Hut3
Comfort Inn1Popeyes2
Curves2Quiznos1
Days Inn2RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza3Rite Aid2
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx5Rue211
Ford1SAS Shoes2
GNC2SONIC Drive-In2
H&R Block4Sears2
Hardee's1T-Mobile3
Hilton1Taco Bell3
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul3
KFC3U.S. Cellular2
Kincaid1UPS4
Kmart2Vans1
La-Z-Boy4Verizon Wireless2
Lane Furniture3Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart3
Long John Silver's1Wendy's3
Lowe's2YMCA3

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