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Overview

Introduction to Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Nash county, is 48 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Rocky Mount History

Rocky Mount was first settled in the early 19th century. The area's first post office was established on March 22, 1816, at the Falls of the Tar River. Rocky Mount derived its name from the ledges along the Tar River. Rocky Mount Mills, one of North Carolina's first cotton mills, was established in the city in 1818. The Wilmington-Weldon Railroad served the area since 1845. Rocky Mount was originally incorporated as a town on February 19, 1867. It was reincorporated as a city on February 28, 1907.

Rocky Mount and nearby Attractions

  • Rocky Mount Children's Museum & Science Center
  • Spring Hope Historical Museum
  • Wilson Rose Garden
  • Medoc Mountain State Park
  • J.C. Raulston Arboretum

Things To Do In Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount offers a number of recreational facilities for its residents and visitors. You can visit Meadowbrook Park, Buck Leonard Park, and Sunset Park. The city also has several shopping centers such as the Raleigh Road Shopping Center, Tarrytown Mall, Edgecombe Park Shopping Center, Englewood Square Shopping Center, Oakwood Shopping Center, and Golden East Crossing Shopping Center. In addition, the city of Rocky Mount hosts many events and festivals every year inlcuding the DownEast Festival and Rocky Mount Agricultural Fair.

Rocky Mount Transportation

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Rocky Mount Higher Education

North Carolina Wesleyan College and Nash Community College are the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population56,175
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+21,981
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married36.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.7%
Median Earnings25+$26,670
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,596
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,770

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,492
% Above Poverty Level75%
% Below Poverty Level25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$715
Median House Value$105,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.6%
English6.3%
German3.6%
Irish3.5%
Arab1%
French Except Basque1%
Scottish0.8%
Italian0.8%
African0.7%
Dutch0.3%
Polish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Jordanian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Rocky Mount Almanac

CategoryValue
County Edgecombe County, Nash County
Standard Zip Codes27801, 27803, 27804
P.O. Box Zip Codes27802
Company Zip Codes27815
Phone Area Codes252
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.91
Approximate Longitude-77.73

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)

StationROCKY MOUNT 8 ESE
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationTARBORO 1 S
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationARCOLA
Distance26.2 miles
Jan Temp27 to 52 F
Apr Temp43 to 73 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 75 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dortches1,016$70,658
Nashville5,521$65,441
Red Oak3,432$79,500
Sharpsburg2,409$32,500
Whitakers874$35,000

Rocky Mount Public Libraries

Braswell Memorial Library
727 N GRACE ST
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
(252) 442-1951

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Rocky Mount Hospitals

Nash General Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
2460 Curtis Ellis Dr.
(252) 443-8070
Lifecare Hospitals Of North Carolina
(Proprietary)
1051 Noell Lane
(252) 451-2300

Rocky Mount Public Schools

Baskerville Elementary
1100 Stokes Avenue
ZIP: 27801
(252) 451-2880
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
D S Johnson Elementary
600 North Fairview Road
ZIP: 27801
(252) 451-2895
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
G W Bulluck Elementary
3090 Bulluck School Road
ZIP: 27801
(252) 985-3456
Primary
Total Enrollment 707
J W Parker Middle
1500 East Virginia Street
ZIP: 27801
(252) 937-9060
Middle
Total Enrollment 284
O R Pope Elementary
226 Coleman Avenue
ZIP: 27801
(252) 451-2885
West Edgecombe Middle
6301 Nobles Mill Pond Road
ZIP: 27801
(252) 446-2030
Middle
Total Enrollment 334
G R Edwards Middle
720 Edwards Street
ZIP: 27803
(252) 937-9025
Middle
Total Enrollment 512
Rocky Mount High
1400 Bethlehem Road
ZIP: 27803
(252) 937-9050
High
Total Enrollment 1280
Williford Elementary
801 Williford Street
ZIP: 27803
(252) 937-9030
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Benvenue Elementary
2700 Nicodemus Mile Road
ZIP: 27804
(252) 462-2835
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Englewood Elementary
101 South Englewood Drive
ZIP: 27804
(252) 462-2501
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Nash Central High
4279 Nash Central High Road
ZIP: 27804
(252) 451-2860
High
Total Enrollment 1039
Northern Nash High
4230 Green Hills Road
ZIP: 27804
(252) 937-9040
High
Total Enrollment 1119
Nrm Early College High School
530 North Old Carriage Road
ZIP: 27804
(252) 451-2890
High
Total Enrollment 251
Rocky Mount Middle
841 Nash Street
ZIP: 27804
(252) 462-2010
Middle
Total Enrollment 435
Rocky Mount Preparatory
3334 Bishop Road
ZIP: 27804
(252) 443-9923
Other
Total Enrollment 1278
Tar River Academy
224 S. Pearl Street
ZIP: 27804
(252) 451-2875
Other
Total Enrollment 115
Winstead Avenue Elementary
991 South Winstead Avenue
ZIP: 27804
(252) 462-2845
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Fairview Elementary
720 N Fairview Rd
ZIP: 27880
(252) 985-4320
Primary
Total Enrollment 460

Rocky Mount Private Schools

Cornerstone Christian Academy
1481 Beechwood Dr
ZIP: 27803
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Englewood Baptist Weekday School
1350 S Winstead Ave
ZIP: 27803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Faith Christian School
1333 Faith Christian Dr
ZIP: 27803
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 385
Rocky Mount Academy
1313 Avondale Ave
ZIP: 27803
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 387
1st United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten
100 S Church St
ZIP: 27804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Falls Road Baptist Church School
113 Trevathan St
ZIP: 27804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 104
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic School
315 Hammond St
ZIP: 27804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 99
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