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Rocky Mount, Virginia
Welcome to Rocky Mount ...
The location of Rocky Mount has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
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 2017, Rocky Mount has a population of 4,764 people<3> (see below for details).
Rocky Mount was established in 1760.
The community of Rocky Mount is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Rocky Mount lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Rocky Mount lies within the (540) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Rocky Mount had a population of 4,799 people (or 8.55% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Rocky Mount the county's most populous community.
The population of Rocky Mount represents 0.06% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 66th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,799 people, the population of Rocky Mount increased 18.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,066 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Rocky Mount had an population of 4,764 people. This is a decrease of 0.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.17% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Rocky Mount.
Communities near Rocky Mount ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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), North Carolina and South Carolina.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rocky Mount.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rocky Mount:
Websites for Rocky Mount ...
Official Website: www.rockymountva.org/
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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Rocky Mount: www.rockymountva.org/
The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincountyva.org/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 19 Mar 2019