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Population (year 2000): 9,672. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,220 (-4.7% change)
Males: 4,378 (45.3%), Females: 5,294 (54.7%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.2 years
Median household income: $26,574 (year 2000)
Median house value: $64,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Rockingham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.5%)
  • Black (29.9%)
  • Hispanic (2.1%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Other race (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (13.8%), English (11.9%), Scotch-Irish (5.5%), German (5.5%), Irish (4.2%), Scottish (3.0%).North Carolina

Elevation: 211 feet

Land area: 7.3 square miles

Rockingham,

For population 25 years and over in Rockingham

  • High school or higher: 69.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rockingham city

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

2.9% Foreign born (1.4% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -316 (-3.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Fayetteville, (58.6 miles pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (75.7 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (472.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Rockingham, NC (1.6 miles East NC (5.2 miles Hamlet, Heights, NC (5.4 miles Dobbins NC (9.2 miles Ellerbe, NC (15.5 miles Lilesville, NC (15.9 miles Hoffman, Norman, NC (16.2 miles) , NC (16.3 miles Gibson,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,100
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2003: 58 buildings, average cost: $63,500
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $97,000

Latitude: 34.94 N, Longitude: 79.76 W

Area code: 910


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.8%), Educational,health and social services (22.7%), Retail trade (13.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,256 (+44.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,906 (51.6%)


 

Crime in Rockingham by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 1 2 0
    per 100,000 20.7 10.3 20.7 0.0
Rapes 5 3 5 2
    per 100,000 51.7 31.0 51.7 20.7
Robberies 18 11 11 9
    per 100,000 186.1 113.7 113.7 93.1
Assaults 96 47 50 30
    per 100,000 992.6 485.9 517.0 310.2
Burglaries 206 158 173 123
    per 100,000 2129.9 1633.6 1788.7 1271.7
Thefts 763 579 650 578
    per 100,000 7888.8 5986.4 6720.4 5976.0
Auto thefts 26 18 20 29
    per 100,000 268.8 186.1 206.8 299.8
781.8 522.7 589.4 450.3

Average climate in Rockingham, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rockingham,

Rockingham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Rockingham city center killed 7 people and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category 4 tornado 22.5 miles away from the city center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Brian Moehler - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Florida Marlins, born: Dec 31, 1971), Wali Rainer - 2005 NFL player (Detroit Lions, born: Apr 19, 1977).


Hospital/medical center in Rockingham:
  • FIRSTHEALTH RICHMOND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (925 LONG DR PO BOX 1928)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Rockingham:
  • SANDHILLS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; HAMLET, NC)
  • MARLBORO PARK HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; BENNETTSVILLE, SC)
  • CHESTERFIELD GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; CHERAW, SC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rockingham:
  • MOORE COUNTY (about 34 miles; PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES, NC; ID: SOP)
  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 53 miles; FLORENCE, SC; ID: FLO)
  • POPE AFB (about 55 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; ID: POB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rockingham:
  • ROCKINGHAM-HAMLET (about 4 miles; ROCKINGHAM, NC; ID: 45J)
  • CHERAW MUNI/LYNCH BELLINGER FIELD (about 22 miles; CHERAW, SC; ID: 47J)
  • ANSON COUNTY (about 22 miles; WADESBORO, NC; ID: AFP)

Amtrak station near Rockingham:
  • 6 miles: HAMLET (MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockingham:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 44 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,922)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 52 miles; FLORENCE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,619)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; SANFORD, NC; FT enrollment: 2,400)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 4,815)
  • FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 3,506)
  • ROWAN-CABARRUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; SALISBURY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,499)
Public high school in Rockingham:
  • RICHMOND SENIOR HIGH (Students: 1,518; Location: 838 US 1 NORTH; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high schools in Rockingham:
  • TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 165 AIRPORT ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • RICHMOND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 27; Location: BOX 817; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rockingham:
  • ROCKINGHAM JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 721; Location: 415 WALL STREET; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • WASHINGTON STREET (Students: 564; Location: 566 E WASHINGTON ST EXT; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • L J BELL ELEMENTARY (Students: 544; Location: 442 HAWTHORNE AVE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • WEST ROCKINGHAM ELEMENTARY (Students: 418; Location: 271 W US 74 HWY; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ROHANEN JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 320; Location: 252 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • ROHANEN PRIMARY (Students: 298; Location: 102 SAFIE SIXTH STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
  • ASHLEY CHAPEL ELEMENTARY (Students: 194; Location: 377 MISPAH RD; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • ROBERDEL CHILDREN CENTER (Students: 74; Location: 124 ROBERDEL SCH RD; Grades: UG - UG)
  • LEAK STREET (Students: 68; Location: 1004 LEAK ST; Grades: 04 - 09)
Library in Rockingham:
  • SANDHILL REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,632,332; Location: 412 EAST FRANKLIN STREET; 318,549 books; 3,648 audio materials; 8,731 video materials; 631 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Rockingham include: Knob Hill Church (A), Glenwood Church (B).

Cemetery: East Side Cemetery (1).

Reservoirs: Great Falls Pond (A), Garris Pond (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Prong Falling Creek (A), Steely Branch (B).


Rockingham compared to North Carolina state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Rockingham:
  • WLWL (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: SANDHILLS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAYN (900 AM; 1 kW; ROCKINGHAM, NC)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKDX (1250 AM; 1 kW; HAMLET, NC; Owner: THE MCLAURIN GROUP)
  • WEEB (990 AM; 10 kW; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: PINEHURST BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WEWO (1460 AM; 5 kW; LAURINBURG, NC; Owner: SERVICE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Rockingham:
  • WRSH (91.1 FM; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: RICHMOND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WJSG (104.3 FM; HAMLET, NC; Owner: JACKSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYFQ-FM (93.5 FM; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIOZ-FM (102.5 FM; SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Owner: MERIDIAN COMMUNICATIONS. L.L.C.)
  • WBFY (90.3 FM; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W202BR (88.3 FM; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Rockingham:
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W24AY (Channel 24; LILESVILLE/WADESBORO, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WYBE-CA (Channel 44; PINEHURST, NC; Owner: MULTIMEDIA NETWORK OF NC, INC)

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