Wentworth, NC

Wentworth, situated in Rockingham County, is a small town made up of 14.4 square miles.

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The town was founded in the 1780s as Rockingham Courthouse. Wentworth assumed its current name upon its incorporation in 1798.


The median resident age in Wentworth is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $49,000 making it about $1,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Wentworth is about $124,000 (2015) which is $36,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Wentworth is 74% White, 21% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 3% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 50% are married, 10% are divorced, 4% are separated, 4% are widowed, leaving 32% that have never been married.

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Rockingham County

Wentworth belongs to Rockingham County in the northern part of North Carolina. The County, which during the Civil War produced rifles for the Confederate army, is a part of the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area, has a population of 93,650, while its county seat, Wentworth, has a population of 2,800. The county's largest city, Eden, has a population of 15,500.

Rockingham County borders Stokes, Caswell, Pittsylvania (VA), Guilford, Forsyth, and Henry (VA) counties.

Rockingham County is made up of 573 square miles. 566 of which is land with the remaining 7 as water.


The population of Wentworth, NC is about 2,800. The population has been steadily increasing since 2000.


The elevation of Wentworth, NC is 741 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Wentworth, NC is 27375.

Area Code

The area code for Wentworth, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Wentworth and Rockingham County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 59% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 39% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Wentworth is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Production and maintenance make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Rockingham Now and Rockingham Update are the primary newspapers that cover the Rockingham County area.


Social Services
Health Department
Zip Code
Clerk of Court
Rockingham County Courthouse
Unemployment Office
Rockingham County Sheriff Office
Rockingham County High School
Drivers License Office

Town of Wentworth NC
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