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Overview

Introduction to Rockingham, North Carolina

Rockingham, North Carolina, in Richmond county, is 51 miles W of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center) and 63 miles E of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rockingham History

Rockingham, which is the county seat of Richmond County, was named after the Marquis of Rockinham. The County of Richmond was founded by Keader Keaton, an officer in the American Revolutionary War. Richmond was established in 1779 and was named in honor of Charles Lennox, the third Duke of Richmond and Lennox.

Rockingham and Nearby Attractions

  • National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame
  • House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site
  • Cheraw State Recreation Area
  • Alligator Adventure
  • Greensboro Arboretum

Things To Do In Rockingham

There are numerous museums near Rockingham, including Marlboro County Historical Museum, National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame, Rankin Museum of American and Natural History, and Taxidermy Hall of Fame. Historic sites nearby include the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site, the Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, and Town Creek Indian Mound. There are also several parks near Rockingham. Cheraw State Recreation Area, Goodale State Park, and Morrow Mountain State Park are some of them. Other places of interest are Carowinds, J.C. Raulston Arboretum, and the North Carolina Zoo.

Rockingham Transportation

The nearest major airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Rockingham Higher Education

Northeastern Technical College, Richmond Community College and Saint Andrews Presbyterian College are located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,289
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+3,364
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married39.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$28,682
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,156
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,099

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,642
% Above Poverty Level72.4%
% Below Poverty Level27.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35.1%
Median Gross Rent$584
Median House Value$98,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.5%
English7.6%
German6%
Irish5.7%
Scottish5.2%
French Except Basque2.7%
Italian2%
Romanian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Dutch0.4%
Czech0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
African0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Rockingham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Richmond County
Standard Zip Codes28379
P.O. Box Zip Codes28380
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.93
Approximate Longitude-79.76

Rockingham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHAMLET
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 53 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationCHERAW
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 53 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationLAURINBURG
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dobbins Heights875$26,250
Ellerbe1,004$29,904
Hamlet6,500$40,016
Hoffman687$35,658
Lilesville484$41,434
Morven452$32,500

Rockingham Public Libraries

Sandhill Regional Library System
412 E FRANKLIN ST
Rockingham, North Carolina
(910) 997-3388

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Rockingham Hospitals

Firsthealth Richmond Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
925 Long Dr
(910) 417-3000

Rockingham Public Schools

East Rockingham Elementary
154 Chalk Road
ZIP: 28379
(910) 557-0900
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
L J Bell Elementary
442 Hawthorne Ave
ZIP: 28379
(910) 997-9834
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Leak Street High
377 Mizpah Road
ZIP: 28379
(910) 997-9800
High
Total Enrollment 160
Richmond Senior High
838 Us 1 North
ZIP: 28379
(910) 997-9812
High
Total Enrollment 1436
Rockingham Middle
415 Wall Street
ZIP: 28379
(910) 997-9827
Middle
Total Enrollment 671
Rohanen Middle
252 School Street
ZIP: 28379
(910) 997-9839
Middle
Total Enrollment 337
Washington Street Elementary
566 E Washington St Ext
ZIP: 28379
(910) 997-9836
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
West Rockingham Elementary
271 W Us 74 Hwy
ZIP: 28379
(910) 997-9802
Primary
Total Enrollment 376

Rockingham Private Schools

Temple Christian School
165 Airport Rd
ZIP: 28379
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 122
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