Rocky Mount Metro Area

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  5. Rocky Mount Metro Area Family Information
  6. Rocky Mount Metro Area Education Information
  7. Rocky Mount Metro Area Business Information
  8. Rocky Mount Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Rocky Mount Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Rocky Mount Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
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Rocky Mount Metro Area Legal Resources

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 143,026
  • Land Area (2000): 2,707.300 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 10.303 square kilometers

Rocky Mount Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 150,148 2002 147,839 2005 147,841
2000 155,129 2003 145,804 2006 148,410
2001 145,459 2004 146,932 2007 148,194

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Houses (2000): 61,053

Rocky Mount Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 151,152 52.45%
 Rural, Farm 6,345 2.20%
 Rural, Non-farm 130,670 45.35%

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Employment Information

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 70,103 66,898 3,205 4.57% 46
1991 71,881 66,806 5,075 7.06% 71
1992 71,969 66,204 5,766 8.01% 80
1993 71,234 66,445 4,789 6.72% 67
1994 69,884 65,749 4,135 5.92% 59
1995 71,767 67,095 4,672 6.51% 65
1996 74,667 68,261 6,405 8.58% 86
1997 71,932 66,070 5,862 8.15% 81
1998 70,389 65,456 4,933 7.01% 70
1999 69,892 65,374 4,518 6.46% 65
2000 68,554 65,078 3,475 5.07% 51
2001 69,027 64,111 4,916 7.12% 72
2002 69,249 63,028 6,221 8.98% 90
2003 69,339 63,651 5,688 8.20% 82
2004 68,999 64,050 4,949 7.17% 72
2005 68,828 64,084 4,745 6.89% 69
2006 69,319 64,905 4,414 6.37% 64
2007 69,425 65,163 4,262 6.14% 61
2008 70,052 64,162 5,889 8.41% 84
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 69,296 64,429 4,867 7.02% 70
Feb 2008 69,004 63,983 5,021 7.28% 73
Mar 2008 69,162 64,045 5,117 7.40% 74
Apr 2008 69,539 64,304 5,235 7.53% 75
May 2008 70,123 64,224 5,899 8.41% 84
Jun 2008 70,315 64,051 6,264 8.91% 89
Jul 2008 71,660 64,799 6,861 9.57% 96
Aug 2008 71,115 64,094 7,021 9.87% 99
Sep 2008 70,251 63,531 6,720 9.57% 96
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Rocky Mount Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 9,272 14.50%
2. Public Administration 3,104 4.85%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 2,596 4.06%
4. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 2,390 3.74%
5. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 2,380 3.72%
6. Machinery Manufacturing 2,154 3.37%
7. Educational Services 2,104 3.29%
8. Health Care 1,914 2.99%
9. Repair and Maintenance 1,840 2.88%
10. Truck Transportation 1,800 2.81%
11. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 1,690 2.64%
12. Metal Manufactuing 1,654 2.59%
13. Food and Beverage Stores 1,544 2.41%
14. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 1,474 2.31%
15. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 1,466 2.29%
16. Chemical Manufacturing 1,372 2.15%
17. Finance and Insurance 1,352 2.11%
18. Groceries and Related Products, Wholesale 1,300 2.03%
19. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 1,248 1.95%
20. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 1,124 1.76%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 8,404 13.84%
2. Educational Services 6,958 11.46%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 4,666 7.69%
4. Finance and Insurance 3,076 5.07%
5. Public Administration 2,492 4.10%
6. Social Assistance 2,250 3.71%
7. Department and Other General Stores 2,152 3.54%
8. Chemical Manufacturing 1,694 2.79%
9. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 1,676 2.76%
10. Food and Beverage Stores 1,672 2.75%
11. Apparel Manufacturing 1,588 2.62%
12. Textile and Textile Mills Manufacturing 1,536 2.53%
13. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 1,534 2.53%
14. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 1,436 2.37%
15. Personal and Laundry Services 1,242 2.05%
16. Machinery Manufacturing 1,216 2.00%
17. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,022 1.68%
18. Construction 922 1.52%
19. Food Manufacturing 912 1.50%
20. Plastics and Rubber Manufacturing 854 1.41%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Production Occupations 5,062 7.92%
2. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 3,958 6.19%
3. Other Installation / Maintenance 3,810 5.96%
4. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 2,698 4.22%
5. Other Management Occupations 2,510 3.93%
6. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 2,438 3.81%
7. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 2,296 3.59%
8. Other Sales and Related Occupations 2,264 3.54%
9. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 2,092 3.27%
10. Vehicle Mechanics 2,032 3.18%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 1,730 2.71%
12. Carpenters 1,556 2.43%
13. Other Construction Trades 1,518 2.37%
14. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 1,468 2.30%
15. Other Material Moving Workers 1,146 1.79%
16. Law Enforcement Workers 1,122 1.75%
17. Supervisors / Construction and Extract 1,100 1.72%
18. Top Executives 1,090 1.70%
19. Operations Managers Non Finance 1,064 1.66%
20. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 1,008 1.58%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Production Occupations 4,290 7.07%
2. Other Office and Admin Support 3,468 5.71%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 3,230 5.32%
4. Secretaries and Admins 2,574 4.24%
5. Cashiers 2,540 4.18%
6. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 2,174 3.58%
7. Textile / Apparel / Furnishings 2,068 3.41%
8. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 1,946 3.21%
9. Other Sales and Related Occupations 1,890 3.11%
10. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 1,888 3.11%
11. Other Management Occupations 1,844 3.04%
12. Registered Nurses 1,810 2.98%
13. Assemblers and Fabricators 1,712 2.82%
14. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 1,624 2.67%
15. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 1,624 2.67%
16. Health Technologists and Technicians 1,584 2.61%
17. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1,448 2.38%
18. Customer Service Representatives 1,426 2.35%
19. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 1,386 2.28%
20. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 1,100 1.81%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 124,365 56.12%
15-35 hours 19,878 8.97%
1-14 hours 5,123 2.31%
No regular hours 72,245 32.60%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 3,977 3.30%
5 AM-5:29 AM 3,344 2.78%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 4,817 4.00%
6 AM-6:29 AM 10,683 8.87%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 15,220 12.63%
7 AM-7:29 AM 19,280 16.00%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 24,554 20.38%
8 AM-8:29 AM 10,949 9.09%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 3,986 3.31%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 4,149 3.44%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 1,813 1.50%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 934 0.78%
Noon-3:59 PM 7,114 5.90%
4 PM-11:59 PM 9,664 8.02%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 3,602 2.99%
5-9 14,635 12.15%
10-14 23,347 19.38%
15-19 24,861 20.63%
20-24 17,964 14.91%
25-29 7,240 6.01%
30-34 13,711 11.38%
35-39 1,844 1.53%
40-44 1,777 1.47%
45-59 4,821 4.00%
60-89 3,760 3.12%
At least 90 2,922 2.43%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 712 0.59% 90,937 75.48%
30-44 146 0.12% 17,186 14.26%
45-59 66 0.05% 4,755 3.95%
At least 60 64 0.05% 6,618 5.49%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 116 0.09%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 17,886 14.56%
 Car / truck / van, solo 99,031 80.59%
 Motorcycle 40 0.03%
 Other 954 0.78%
 Public transportation 988 0.80%
 Walked 1,469 1.20%
 Worked at home 2,391 1.95%

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 108,082 (279,576 people)
Families (2000): 77,754 (240,220 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 27,407
People at same address in 1995: 153,094

Rocky Mount Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 14,721 13.52%
$10,000-$14,999 8,663 7.96%
$15,000-$19,999 8,231 7.56%
$20,000-$24,999 7,901 7.26%
$25,000-$29,999 7,721 7.09%
$30,000-$34,999 7,406 6.80%
$35,000-$39,999 7,232 6.64%
$40,000-$44,999 6,754 6.20%
$45,000-$49,999 5,206 4.78%
$50,000-$59,999 10,051 9.23%
$60,000-$74,999 9,688 8.90%
$75,000-$99,999 8,046 7.39%
$100,000-$124,999 3,274 3.01%
$125,000-$149,999 1,527 1.40%
$150,000-$199,999 1,202 1.10%
$200,000 or more 1,244 1.14%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 13,307 24.63%
 Family, 2 people 15,886 29.40%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 1,649 3.05%
 Family, 3 people 10,048 18.60%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 215 0.40%
 Family, 4 people 7,558 13.99%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 73 0.14%
 Family, 5 people 3,280 6.07%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 25 0.05%
 Family, 6 people 1,168 2.16%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 13 0.02%
 Family, 7 or more people 803 1.49%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 11 0.02%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 85,572 30.17%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 26,415 9.31%
Public Assistance 5,026 1.77%
Retirement 18,450 6.51%
Self Employment 10,025 3.54%
Social Security 31,190 11.00%
Supplemental Security 7,272 2.56%
Wage / Salary 83,221 29.35%
Other 16,421 5.79%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 31,285 56.37%
 With children under 18 24,213 43.63%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 8,347 7.99%
 Married 62,469 59.83%
 Never Married 30,418 29.13%
 Widowed 3,170 3.04%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 11,328 9.36%
 Married 65,616 54.22%
 Never Married 28,556 23.59%
 Widowed 15,529 12.83%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Rocky Mount Metro Area Education Information

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 21,401 10.05%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 39,598 18.59%
 High school diploma or equivalent 74,482 34.97%
 Some college, no degree 38,622 18.13%
 Associate degree 11,422 5.36%
 Bachelors degree 20,061 9.42%
 Graduate or professional degree 7,407 3.48%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 3,020 2.11% 1,824 1.28% 4,844 3.39%
Kindergarten 4,025 2.81% 420 0.29% 4,445 3.11%
Grades 1-4 16,673 11.66% 1,416 0.99% 18,089 12.65%
Grades 5-8 16,861 11.79% 1,126 0.79% 17,987 12.58%
Grades 9-12 16,428 11.49% 896 0.63% 17,324 12.11%
Undergrad college 8,513 5.95% 1,925 1.35% 10,438 7.30%
Graduate or professional school 780 0.55% 415 0.29% 1,195 0.84%
Total 66,300 46.36% 8,022 5.61% 74,322 51.96%

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Business Information

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 282 300
2002 247 280
2003 269 263
2004 269 296

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 237,387 84.18%
 Below Poverty Level 44,612 15.82%

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 1,373

Rocky Mount Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 3.357 0.180 0.100 1.832 5.468 0.000 13.180 31.296 2.391 46.867
2000 33.346 3.300 0.535 17.231 54.413 0.000 86.599 248.728 0.000 335.327
2001 3.224 0.275 0.089 2.365 5.954 0.000 15.097 33.061 2.386 50.543
2002 2.719 0.156 0.068 1.549 4.491 0.000 13.332 35.038 2.794 51.164
2003 2.750 0.247 0.110 1.749 4.856 0.000 14.876 34.588 2.881 52.344
2004 3.151 0.231 0.075 1.559 5.016 0.000 15.068 31.300 2.831 49.200
2005 3.125 0.277 0.095 1.664 5.161 0.000 14.387 31.081 2.557 48.025
2006 3.268 0.236 0.121 1.907 5.532 0.000 16.791 32.572 3.922 53.285
2007 3.360 0.229 0.142 2.220 5.952 0.000 14.346 29.455 2.686 46.486

Rocky Mount Metro Area Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 7,858
2000 0
2001 8,218
2002 8,228

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 20,338 14.22%
10-19 Years 20,694 14.47%
20-29 Years 17,695 12.37%
30-39 Years 21,311 14.90%
40-49 Years 22,508 15.74%
50-59 Years 16,763 11.72%
60-69 Years 10,941 7.65%
70-79 Years 8,496 5.94%
80-89 Years 3,701 2.59%
90+ Years 579 0.40%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 67,907 47.48%
 Female 75,119 52.52%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 75,164 52.55%
 African-American 61,295 42.86%
 Hispanic/Latino 4,493 3.14%
 Multiracial 978 0.68%
 Asian 539 0.38%
 Amerindian 438 0.31%
 Other Race 98 0.07%
 Pacific Islander 21 0.01%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. United States Or American 40,979 37.49%
2. English 24,393 22.31%
3. Irish 10,211 9.34%
4. German 9,327 8.53%
5. Italian 3,505 3.21%
6. Scotch Irish 3,435 3.14%
7. Scottish 2,650 2.42%
8. French Non-Basque 2,510 2.30%
9. African 1,757 1.61%
10. European 1,592 1.46%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 254,530 94.55%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 10,417 3.87%
3. French 1,160 0.43%
4. Arabic 802 0.30%
5. German 506 0.19%
6. Chinese 246 0.09%
7. Italian 222 0.08%
8. Japanese 154 0.06%
9. Miao / Hmong 135 0.05%
10. Tagalog 94 0.03%

Rocky Mount Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 280,584 97.37%
 Naturalized immigrant 1,997 0.69%
 Not a citizen 5,586 1.94%

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Rocky Mount Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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