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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Welcome to Rocky Mount ...
When the people of Rocky Mount refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Rocky Mounter<2>
A typical abbreviation for Rocky Mount: Rocky Mt. (or less commonly used: Rocky Mnt.)
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Rocky Mount has a population of 53,881 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Rocky Mount.
Rocky Mount is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Rocky Mount lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Rocky Mount: (252)
Websites for Rocky Mount ...
Official Website: www.ci.rocky-mount.nc.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.rockymountchamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rocky Mount had an population of 53,881 people. This is a decrease of 6.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.6% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Rocky Mount had a population of 57,477 people (or 101.64% of the total population of Edgecombe County). This makes Rocky Mount the county's most populous community.
The population of Rocky Mount represents 0.6% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 57,477 people, the population of Rocky Mount increased 2.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 55,893 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Rocky Mount.
Communities Also Named Rocky Mount ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Rocky Mount - they are located in Alabama (2), Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri (2), South Carolina and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rocky Mount.
Communities near Rocky Mount ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rocky Mount.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rocky Mount. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rocky Mount.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rocky Mount. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rocky Mount.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Mount. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rocky Mount.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rocky Mount ...
Looking for more information about Rocky Mount? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Rocky Mount, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rocky Mount.
Adding Rocky Mount to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Rocky Mount in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rocky Mount was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Rocky Mount on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rocky Mount on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Rocky Mount: www.ci.rocky-mount.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022