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The 2000 Census showed that Rockingham County had a population of 91,928 people. This represented 1.14% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Rockingham had a population of 92,252 people. This is an increase of 0.35% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201093,643+1.87%+1.51% since 2009
200992,252+0.35%+0.15% since 2008
200792,045+0.13%+0.12% since 2006
200491,652-0.3%-0.59% since 2003
200392,199+0.29%-0.24% since 2002
200292,421+0.54%+0.4% since 2001
200192,049+0.13%+0.13% since 2000
200091,928The Last Census

Rockingham County had 40,208 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Rockingham County has a total area<3> of 572 square miles [1,482 km²]. Of this total, 566 square miles [1,467 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.03%) being water (5.9 square miles [15.27 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Rockingham County had a population density of 162.3 people per square mile [62.7 people/km²], making it the state's 30th most densely populated county (out of 100 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Rockingham County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Rockingham and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Rockingham County QuickFact (QF-37157).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Rockingham County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Rockingham County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AlamanceQF-37001   SE150,358130,80014.95%
CaswellQF-37033   E23,00423,501-2.11%
GuilfordQF-37081   S480,362421,04814.09%
StokesQF-37169   W46,15044,7113.22%
Henry (VA)QF-51089   N54,88857,930-5.25%
Pittsylvania (VA)QF-51143   NE61,41461,745-0.54%

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Rockingham County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Rockingham. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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