Rose Hill, situated in Duplin County, is a small town made up of 1.4 square miles.
September 11, 2017
The town was settled in the 1840s. Rose Hill was incorporated in 1875. The town received a post office of the same name in 1872.
The median resident age in Rose Hill is 43 years. The median estimated household income is about $28,000 making it about $20,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $14,000. The average price for a home in Rose Hill is about $84,000 (2015) which is $76,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Rose Hill is 47% White, 31% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 21% other. 73% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 47% are married, 8% are divorced, 3% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 31% that have never been married.
Rose Hill belongs to Duplin County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The county was named after Thomas Hay, Viscount Dupplin. Part of the county was used to form Sampson County in 1784. Duplin County has a population of 58,000 and the city Kenansville, with a population of 850, is the county seat.
Duplin County borders Wayne, Lenoir, Onslow, Jones, Pender, and Sampson counties.
Duplin County is made up of 822 square miles. 816 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.
The population of Rose Hill, NC is about 1,620. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1920s.
The elevation of Rose Hill, NC is 95 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Rose Hill, NC is 28458.
The area code for Rose Hill, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Rose Hill and Duplin County have voted mostly Republican, with 56% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections.
As of 2010, 68% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 31% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.
The unemployment rate for Rose Hill is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, food services, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
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