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People

Total Population 4,795
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 26.1%
Employed Population 16+ 1,906
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 36.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.7%
Median Earnings25+ $25,982
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $11,809

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,538
% Above Poverty Level 69.4%
% Below Poverty Level 30.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 45.3%
Median Gross Rent $618
Median House Value $121,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.5%
US/American 0%
English 12.3%
Irish 5.3%

Rocky Mount Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles S of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 109 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 24151
Phone Area Codes 540
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.997
Longitude -79.892

Rocky Mount Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ROCKY MOUNT
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 42 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station ROANOKE WOODRUM AP
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station STUART
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rocky Mount, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Franklin Heights (24151)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boones Mill 166 $65,625
Floyd 631 $44,643
Martinsville 13,745 $41,920
Roanoke 97,949 $50,677
Salem 25,120 $63,770
Vinton 8,129 $59,340

Rocky Mount Public Libraries

Library
Franklin County Public Library
120 EAST COURT STREET
Rocky Mount, Virginia
(540) 483-3098

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Rocky Mount Hospitals

CARILION FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
124 FLOYD AVENUE
(703) 483-5277
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rocky Mount High Schools

FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH
700 TANYARD RD
540-483-0221
Serves 2,134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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