Rockwell, North Carolina

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Population in 2021: 2,317 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.6%
 
Males: 994  (42.9%)
Females: 1,323  (57.1%)
Median resident age:

38.8 years
North Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 28138.

Estimated median household income in 2021: $55,250 (it was $41,488 in 2000)
Rockwell:

$55,250
NC:

$61,972

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $24,749 (it was $19,687 in 2000)

Rockwell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $198,944 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Rockwell:

$198,944
NC:

$236,900

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $200,780; detached houses: $219,758; townhouses or other attached units: $180,838; in 2-unit structures: $173,824; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $209,812; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $183,253; mobile homes: $78,978

Median gross rent in 2021: $772.

March 2022 cost of living index in Rockwell: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 10.5%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Black residents, 78.3% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Rockwell, NC (2021)
    • 1,99785.7%White alone
    • 26511.4%Two or more races
    • 853.6%Hispanic
    • 411.8%Black alone
    • 160.7%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Other race alone
    • 30.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Rockwell, North Carolina as of February 22, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rockwell is 55 to 1.


Crime rates in Rockwell by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(93.0)
2
(92.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(100.6)
1
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(47.3)
1
(46.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(93.2)
1
(46.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(50.3)
1
(50.1)
3
(148.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(140.5)
2
(94.3)
1
(47.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.6)
2
(93.1)
2
(93.2)
4
(186.0)
1
(46.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(452.5)
14
(700.7)
17
(842.8)
16
(759.0)
18
(843.1)
19
(895.4)
8
(378.8)
12
(558.9)
11
(514.0)
8
(372.4)
14
(651.8)
5
(233.0)
4
(186.0)
8
(369.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
50
(2,514)
51
(2,553)
51
(2,529)
36
(1,708)
31
(1,452)
52
(2,451)
50
(2,367)
46
(2,143)
39
(1,822)
43
(2,002)
35
(1,629)
17
(792.2)
24
(1,116)
22
(1,017)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(100.1)
4
(198.3)
1
(47.4)
2
(93.7)
1
(47.1)
1
(47.3)
3
(139.7)
0
(0.0)
7
(325.9)
4
(186.2)
5
(233.0)
2
(93.0)
3
(138.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index172.4224.2205.8177.4152.7183.3148.7150.0108.9155.5144.3113.2190.6160.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Rockwell, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 7 (7 officers - 6 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
North Carolina average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (22.1%), German (18.1%), English (12.6%), European (11.6%), Irish (5.5%), Italian (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 786 feet

Land area: 1.66 square miles.

Population density: 1,392 people per square mile   (low).

Rockwell, North Carolina map

34 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,408 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,835 (0.9%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Rockwell, NC in 2021
Distribution of house value in Rockwell, NC in 2021

Property values in Rockwell, NC

Rockwell satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
North Carolina:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +305 (+18.3%).
Most common industries in Rockwell, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Wood products (4.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (3.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Wood products (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Chemicals (4.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.1%)
  • Apparel (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Rockwell, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (6.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Rockwell, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rockwell, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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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 65.9. This is about average.

City:

65.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.284. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

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.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.34
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.9 miles away from Rockwell center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 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) earthquake occurred 268.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 184.1 miles away from Rockwell 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 Rockwell center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rowan County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Droughts: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockwell topographic map

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)
See full list of schools located in Rockwell

Points of interest:

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Tourist attraction: Charlotte Metro Zoo (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4400 Cook Road).

Birthplace of: Herm Holshouser - Major League Baseball pitcher.

Rowan 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 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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Rockwell:

Marital status in Rockwell, NC
  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 2.5%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

For population 25 years and over in Rockwell:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2021
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Rockwell
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Rockwell:

(Rockwell, North Carolina Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Rockwell, NC (based on Rowan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
State:

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

15.1%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

63.0%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

66.9%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Rockwell:

26.7
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.2%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rockwell:

9.0%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rockwell:

7.3
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.1%
North Carolina:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

68.6%
North Carolina:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Rockwell:

84.7%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rockwell, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$19,616$39,2325$2,976
Other Government Administration 2$6,049$36,2940$0
Solid Waste Management 2$5,286$31,7163$2,657
Firefighters 0$0 7$2,562
Totals for Government 10$30,951$37,14115$8,195

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $359,000 ($154.94)
    Central Staff Services: $317,000 ($136.81)
    Regular Highways: $247,000 ($106.60)
    Local Fire Protection: $129,000 ($55.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000 ($44.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($9.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $21,000 ($9.06)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($5.18)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($1.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($4.75)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Financial Administration: $12,000 ($5.18)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $33,000 ($14.24)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($5.18)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($19.85)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,000 ($11.22)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($2.16)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($2.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $141,000 ($60.85)
    Highways: $60,000 ($25.90)
  • Tax - Property: $686,000 ($296.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $452,000 ($195.08)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.43)
Businesses in Rockwell, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1SONIC Drive-In1
AutoZone1U-Haul1
CVS1UPS1
Curves1YMCA1
Domino's Pizza1

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 count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents20
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents38
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count15493
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents23461
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons5488
  • Fatalities17158
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents40792
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1834
See more detailed statistics of Rockwell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 102ft / 31.0mTotal length
  • 23,860Total average daily traffic
  • 1,509Total average daily truck traffic
  • 47,720Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rockwell, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 52010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rockwell, NC

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Town Hall (Lat: 35.547361 Lon: -80.412278), Call Sign: KNDH476,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.250 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/2002, Expiration Date: 08/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/06/2012, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/28/1997, Expiration Date: 10/02/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2002, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/12/2002, Expiration Date: 10/21/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2012, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2012, Expiration Date: 10/20/2022, Cancellation Date: 12/24/2022, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 11/26/2013, Expiration Date: 02/23/2024, Cancellation Date: 01/09/2023, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 650 West Peachtree St, Nw, Box 41, Atlanta, GA 30308, Phone: (404) 660-4050, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/21/2012, Expiration Date: 05/21/2022, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2022, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 650 West Peachtree St, Nw, Box 41, Atlanta, GA 30308, Phone: (404) 660-4050, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • TIGER WORLD, INC., 4400 Cook Road (Lat: 35.549056 Lon: -80.494917), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WRBT993,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.900 MHz, Grant Date: 06/19/2018, Expiration Date: 06/19/2028, Certifier: Lea Jaunakais, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1287 North Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Fax: (847) 229-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Shupping, Shupings Mill (Lat: 35.538611 Lon: -80.479167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.8 m, Call Sign: WQXS896,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11665.0 MHz, 11175.0 MHz, 11175.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/31/2016, Expiration Date: 05/31/2026, Certifier: Dave Gardner, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • 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, N33757, N-33757, Serial Number: 9501T, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 05/21/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel L Corl, 6535 Sisk Carter Rd, Rockwell, NC 28138
  • Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-CD (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3454H, N3454H, N-3454H, Serial Number: 4079, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 09/09/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 08/01/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth A Bost, 1145 Song Bird Ln, Rockwell, NC 28138
  • Aircraft: BARTON ROBERT A SONERAI 2L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: VOLKSWAGEN CONVERSION (36 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 46RB, N46RB, N-46RB, Serial Number: 702, Airworthiness Date: 03/01/1988, Certificate Issue Date: 06/24/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey L Harrington, 230 Faggart Cir, Rockwell, NC 28138
  • 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, N52823, N-52823, Serial Number: 177RG1279, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 11/07/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 04/18/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Danny H Sloop, 6070 Old Beatty Ford 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: 7055Q, N7055Q, N-7055Q, Serial Number: 17260355, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/1972, Certificate Issue Date: 10/06/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Brad J Seagraves, 4700 Lower Stone Church Rd, Rockwell, NC 28138
  • Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99322, N99322, N-99322, Serial Number: 1945, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/11/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 07/08/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth A Bost, 1145 Songbird Ln, 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 in Rockwell, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rockwell, NC - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 67. The highest number of fires - 104 took place in 2015, and the least - 37 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Rockwell, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (58.6%), and Outside Fires (28.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rockwell, NC
    • 62458.6%Structure Fires
    • 29928.1%Outside Fires
    • 10710.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 353.3%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rockwell, NC
  • 46.9%Utility gas
  • 46.3%Electricity
  • 3.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rockwell, NC
  • 87.1%Electricity
  • 12.9%Utility gas


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 below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below 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"
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  • Scott R. Tetterton (1)
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Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2024.