Rocky Mount, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 4,724 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.2%
Males: 2,182  (46.2%)
Females: 2,542  (53.8%)
Median resident age:

41.6 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24151.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,165 (it was $26,927 in 2000)
Rocky Mount:

$43,165
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,932 (it was $16,207 in 2000)

Rocky Mount town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $151,221 (it was $80,100 in 2000)
Rocky Mount:

$151,221
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $168,283; detached houses: $166,837

Median gross rent in 2019: $766.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rocky Mount: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.1%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.6% for Black residents, 85.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 86.6% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Rocky Mount, VA (2019)
    • 3,80879.5%White alone
    • 74915.6%Black alone
    • 1613.4%Hispanic
    • 250.5%Two or more races
    • 150.3%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Rocky Mount, Virginia as of June 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rocky Mount is 91 to 1.


Crime rates in Rocky Mount by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

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)
2
(42.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(65.0)
1
(21.9)
2
(44.0)
1
(22.0)
2
(44.0)
4
(82.4)
2
(41.0)
8
(165.7)
1
(20.7)
2
(41.6)
2
(41.6)
5
(104.1)
1
(21.0)
9
(189.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(108.4)
1
(21.9)
3
(66.0)
1
(22.0)
2
(44.0)
8
(164.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
3
(62.5)
2
(41.6)
3
(62.5)
4
(84.0)
3
(63.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(130.0)
8
(175.1)
10
(220.0)
7
(154.3)
12
(264.3)
8
(164.7)
12
(246.3)
15
(310.8)
11
(227.5)
6
(124.9)
10
(208.2)
8
(166.6)
7
(147.0)
6
(126.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(195.1)
18
(394.0)
16
(352.0)
14
(308.6)
20
(440.4)
28
(576.6)
17
(348.9)
9
(186.5)
13
(268.8)
9
(187.4)
7
(145.7)
16
(333.3)
4
(84.0)
10
(210.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
98
(2,124)
128
(2,802)
123
(2,706)
183
(4,034)
106
(2,334)
170
(3,501)
192
(3,940)
160
(3,315)
159
(3,288)
181
(3,769)
172
(3,581)
150
(3,124)
137
(2,877)
248
(5,228)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(173.4)
7
(153.2)
6
(132.0)
4
(88.2)
6
(132.1)
2
(41.2)
4
(82.1)
4
(82.9)
3
(62.0)
2
(41.6)
5
(104.1)
4
(83.3)
2
(42.0)
10
(210.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(43.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(44.0)
1
(20.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(62.0)
1
(20.8)
3
(62.5)
3
(62.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.1)
City-Data.com crime index223.0211.0242.4245.1236.1332.0270.7347.0223.5244.3249.2290.4195.7521.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Rocky Mount, VA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 26 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.06
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (29.9%), English (5.0%), Irish (3.0%), German (2.4%), Italian (1.4%), Scandinavian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1873

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 4.59 square miles.

Population density: 1,030 people per square mile   (low).

Rocky Mount, Virginia map

88 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $807 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $652 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Roanoke, VA (19.5 miles , pop. 94,911).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (63.8 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (330.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Henry Fork, VA (1.6 miles ),
Ferrum, VA (2.9 miles ),
Boones Mill, VA (3.0 miles ),
Union Hall, VA (3.3 miles ),
Oak Level, VA (3.8 miles ),
Penhook, VA (3.8 miles ),
North Shore, VA (3.8 miles ),
Westlake Corner, VA (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 37.00 N, Longitude: 79.89 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,102 (+127.4%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 1,136 (53.8%)

Area code: 540

Distribution of median household income in Rocky Mount, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rocky Mount, VA in 2019

Rocky Mount satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.0%
Virginia:

4.6%
Historical population in Rocky Mount, VA
Historical housing units in Rocky Mount, VA
Most common industries in Rocky Mount, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Wood products (12.9%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.4%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Wood products (16.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.6%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Wood products (8.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Rocky Mount, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.7%)
  • Carpenters (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.7%)

Average climate in Rocky Mount, Virginia

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Rocky Mount, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 58.7. This is better than average.

City:

58.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.228. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 5.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.24
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.196. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.196
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.99
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rocky Mount-area historical tornado activity is below Virginia state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the Rocky Mount town center killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused $34 million in damages.

On 9/17/2004, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the town center injured 4 people and caused $54 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rocky Mount-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 31% 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 124.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from Rocky Mount 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 237.2 miles away from Rocky Mount center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 112.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 116.6 miles away from Rocky Mount center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 124.2 miles away from the city 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 Franklin County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rocky Mount topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rocky Mount:

  • CARILION FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 180 FLOYD AVENUE)
  • CARILION HOSPICE SVCS OF FRANKLIN COUNTY (390 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUITE 303)
  • ELDERCARE FRANKLIN CO (500 HATCHER ST)
  • FRANKLIN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (720 ORCHARD AVENUE)
  • TRINITY MISSION HEALTH AND REHAB OF ROCKY MOUNT (300 HATCHER STREET)
  • BMA - FRANKLIN COUNTY (300 TECHNOLOGY DR)
  • CARILION HOME CARE FRANKLIN (390 SOUTH MAIN ST SUITE 105)

Airports and heliports located in Rocky Mount:

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

  • Virginia Western Community College (about 18 miles; Roanoke, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,762)
  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 19 miles; Martinsville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • American National University (about 23 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • Roanoke College (about 23 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,316)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 34 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)
  • Radford University (about 38 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Danville Community College (about 41 miles; Danville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,747)

Public high school in Rocky Mount:

Private high school in Rocky Mount:

  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 100, Location: 625 GLENNWOOD DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rocky Mount:

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Library in Rocky Mount:

  • FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $934,414; Location: 355 FRANKLIN ST.; 110,387 books; 5,538 audio materials; 4,082 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 283 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Franklin County Courthouse (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Shopping Center: Rocky Mount Shoppers World Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Rocky Mount: Furnace Creek Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Byrdview Cemetery (1), Belcher Cemetery (2), Hodges Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Franklin County Historical Society Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 95 Floyd Avenue).

Hotels: Budget Host Inn (18059 Virgil H Goode Highway), Comfort Inn Smith Mt. Lake (1730 North Main Street), Franklin Motel (20281 Virgil H Goode Highway), Comfort Inn-Rocky Mount & Smith Mountain Lake (1730 North Main Street).

Courts: Franklin County - Judge Of Circuit Court (East Court Street), Franklin County - Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court (275 South Main Street Suite 137), Franklin County - General District Court- District Court (275 South Main Street Suite 137).

Birthplace of: Jesse L. Martin - Theatre, Dwaine Board - Football player, Ron Hodges - Baseball player, Satch Worley - NASCAR driver.

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

LARC FIELD RECREATION AREA (Address: 1255 FRANKLIN STREET SUITE 103 , Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-28-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-08-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-08-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-01-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2007)
WAID PARK (Address: 1255 FRANKLIN STREET SUITE 103 , Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FORK MOUNTAIN ADULT REST HOME (Population served: 58, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-13-2006), Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-06-2006 to DEC-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2007), Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2007)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations
WILLOW CREEK COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • PENHOOK MINUTE MARKET (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.2%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Rocky Mount in 2010:

  • 258 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Rocky Mount in 2000:

  • 212 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Rocky Mount (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Rocky Mount Wal-Mart Branch at 550 Old Franklin Turnpike, branch established on 1996/07/17; Rocky Mount Main Branch at 260 South Main Street, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Carter Bank & Trust: First National Bank Branch at 400 Franklin Street, branch established on 1974/12/13. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • StellarOne Bank: Rocky Mount Branch at 369 Franklin St., branch established on 2003/09/26. Info updated 2008/06/06: Bank assets: $2,911.7 mil, Deposits: $2,404.3 mil, headquarters in Christiansburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: Stellarone Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Rocky Mount Va Main Branch at 45 Powder Creek Lane, branch established on 1990/01/22. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • The Fidelity Bank: Rocky Mount Branch at 77 Powder Creek Lane, branch established on 2006/12/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,422.4 mil, Deposits: $1,234.1 mil, headquarters in Fuquay Varina, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • Franklin Community Bank, National Association: at 400 Old Franklin Turnpike, Suite 100, branch established on 2002/09/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $203.5 mil, Deposits: $167.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mainstreet Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Rocky Mount:

Marital status in Rocky Mount, VA
  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 15.9%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

For population 25 years and over in Rocky Mount:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rocky Mount
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rocky Mount, VA (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,65664
Mainline Protestant6,54436
Catholic5591
Other3312
Black Protestant1192
None31,950-
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: 6
Here:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Franklin County:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

9.4%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.3%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.5%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.5%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Rocky Mount:

28.5
Virginia:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.2%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.0%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rocky Mount:

33.6%
Virginia:

33.7%

General health condition:
Rocky Mount:

55.8%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.4%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rocky Mount, VA 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 22$104,807$57,1670$0
Streets and Highways 15$47,080$37,6640$0
Other Government Administration 8$40,404$60,6061$1,027
Water Supply 6$21,979$43,9580$0
Sewerage 5$18,720$44,9280$0
Financial Administration 5$20,573$49,3750$0
Police - Other 2$5,868$35,2080$0
Firefighters 0$0 26$23,664
Totals for Government 63$259,430$49,41527$24,692

Rocky Mount government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,013,000 ($214.44)
    Regular Highways: $263,000 ($55.67)
    Water Utilities: $258,000 ($54.61)
    Sewerage: $221,000 ($46.78)
    Financial Administration: $167,000 ($35.35)
    Central Staff Services: $135,000 ($28.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $60,000 ($12.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($5.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,145,000 ($454.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $175,000 ($37.04)

Rocky Mount government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $777,000 ($164.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $94,000 ($19.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $90,000 ($19.05)
    Fines and Forfeits: $48,000 ($10.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,153,000 ($244.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,387,000 ($293.61)
    General Local Government Support: $54,000 ($11.43)
  • Tax - Property: $1,011,000 ($214.01)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $643,000 ($136.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $323,000 ($68.37)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $180,000 ($38.10)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $108,000 ($22.86)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.21)

Rocky Mount government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,507,000 ($1165.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,389,000 ($929.09)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,512,000 ($320.07)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $394,000 ($83.40)

Rocky Mount government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,118,000 ($236.66)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,549,000 ($2021.38)

5.24% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,016 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Roanoke city, VA  0.83% ($37,429 average AGI)
from Roanoke County, VA  0.72% ($61,027)
from Bedford County, VA  0.43% ($53,989)


5.34% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,723 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.34%
Virginia average:

9.76%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Roanoke city, VA  0.92% ($38,032 average AGI)
to Roanoke County, VA  0.68% ($47,898)
to Bedford County, VA  0.43% ($46,398)
Businesses in Rocky Mount, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1La-Z-Boy2
Applebee's1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen2SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx2U-Haul3
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
Goodwill1UPS4
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Hardee's1Walmart1
Holiday Inn1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1
Kroger1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rocky Mount:

  • WYTI (1570 AM; 3 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, VA; Owner: WYTI, INC.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFIR (960 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVBE (610 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WODY (1160 AM; 5 kW; FIELDALE, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIS (1410 AM; 5 kW; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WRIS INC.)
  • WHEE (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: PATRICK HENRY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTOY (1480 AM; 5 kW; SALEM, VA; Owner: WARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rocky Mount:

  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJJS-FM (106.1 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W279AC (103.7 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGR-FM (104.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZI (101.5 FM; VINTON, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYYD-FM1 (107.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: WYYD LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPAR (91.3 FM; SALEM, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WFNR-FM (100.7 FM; CHRISTIANSBURG, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Rocky Mount:

  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • W34CU (Channel 34; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBRA-TV (Channel 15; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRKV-LP (Channel 65; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSLS-TV (Channel 10; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Rocky Mount fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Rocky Mount fatal accident list:

Jul 19, 2008 07:45 PM, Trail Drive, Lat: 37.014150, Lon: -79.888140, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 10, 2001 08:25 PM, Sr-40, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 7, 1987 05:25 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 31, 1987 01:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 2, 1976 08:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 2, 1975 08:30 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 295ft / 90.4mTotal length
  • $52,197,000Total costs
  • 195,706Total average daily traffic
  • 16,280Total average daily truck traffic
  • 256,395Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rocky Mount, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rocky Mount, VA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$133,9206$131,21327$144,7952$42,6254$86,5731$131,350
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$146,3500$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$84,2801$37,77010$117,0232$112,1900$01$54,150
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$123,0201$58,8706$120,1981$31,6600$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$74,1501$144,9601$22,2200$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0208.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$112,190
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0208.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rocky Mount, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rocky Mount, VA - Value

2002 - 2016 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2016 the average number of fire incidents per year is 110. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 174 took place in 2014, and the least - 7 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Rocky Mount, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.0%), and Outside Fires (40.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rocky Mount, VA
    • 69042.0%Structure Fires
    • 66240.3%Outside Fires
    • 18511.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1066.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rocky Mount, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Rocky Mount, Virginia:

  • Comfort Inn Rocky Mount, 1730 N Main St, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151 , Phone: (540) 489-4000, Fax: (540) 489-4000
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rocky Mount, 395 Old Franklin Tpke, Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151 , Phone: (540) 489-5001, Fax: (540) 489-5001
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Rocky Mount, Virginia
Most common first names in Rocky Mount, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16679.5 years
James15871.7 years
John14274.7 years
William14074.4 years
George9876.0 years
Robert7272.6 years
Walter5974.2 years
Thomas5473.2 years
Harry5377.3 years
Annie5181.5 years
Most common last names in Rocky Mount, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hodges22672.3 years
Smith9874.7 years
Hall9573.2 years
Perdue8075.3 years
Jones7278.2 years
Holland6869.6 years
Young6675.8 years
Brown6678.9 years
Davis6176.3 years
Tyree5475.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rocky Mount, VA
  • 75.8%Electricity
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rocky Mount, VA
  • 72.5%Electricity
  • 12.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.9%Wood
  • 2.3%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Other fuel


Rocky Mount compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
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  • Simon Rucker (1)
  • David M. Wilson (1)
  • Gregg Weinschreider (1)
  • Andrew Donald Metz (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2021.