Rockingham, NC

Rockingham, situated in Richmond County, is a city made up of 7.3 square miles.

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Rockingham was founded in 1785. Rockingham was named in honor of Charles Watson-Wentworth, who was the British Prime Minster in the 1760s.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Rockingham is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $33,000 making it about $15,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in Rockingham is about $105,000 (2015) which is $55,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Rockingham is 59% White, 34% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 6% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 18% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 44% are married, 8% are divorced, 5% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.

Towns Nearby

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Richmond County

Rockingham belongs to Richmond County in the southern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Charles Lennox, is a part of the NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 46,600, while its county seat and largest city, Rockingham, has a population of 9,550.

Richmond County borders Moore, Scotland, Anson, Montgomery, and Marlboro (SC) counties.

Richmond County is made up of 480 square miles. 474 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.

Population

The population of Rockingham, NC is about 9,500. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.

Elevation

The elevation of Rockingham, NC is 285 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Rockingham, NC is 28379.

Area Code

The area code for Rockingham, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Rockingham and Richmond County have voted mostly Democrat, with 51% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 43% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 66% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Rockingham is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, construction, and transportation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Richmond County Daily Journal is the primary newspaper that covers the Richmond County area.


 

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