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People

Total Population 4,794
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 25.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,045
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 40.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,303
% Above Poverty Level 70.3%
% Below Poverty Level 29.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 47.5%
Median Gross Rent $647
Median House Value $112,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.5%
Irish 5.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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 158 $58,750
Floyd 558 $70,250
Martinsville 13,624 $46,565
Roanoke 98,736 $50,786
Salem 25,165 $62,903
Vinton 8,162 $52,149

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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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