Rocky Mount, VA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 4,066
Males: 1,868 (45.9%), Females: 2,198 (54.1%)

Franklin County

Zip code: 24151

Median resident age: 41.9 years
Median household income: $26,927
Median house value: $79,700

Races in Rocky Mount:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.0%)
  • Black (22.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Vietnamese (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (15.5%), English (9.4%), German (7.4%), Irish (6.5%), Scottish (4.6%), Italian (2.3%).

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 4.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rocky Mount

  • High school or higher: 64.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rocky Mount town

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 14.9%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

0.6% Foreign born

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Rocky Mount:

  • CARILION FRANKLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (124 FLOYD AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Rocky Mount:

  • CARILION MEDICAL CENTER (about 17 miles; ROANOKE, VA)
  • MEMORIAL HOSP MARTINSVILLE (about 23 miles; MARTINSVILLE, VA)
  • COLUMBIA LEWIS-GALE MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; SALEM, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rocky Mount:

  • ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 23 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Abbreviation: ROA)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 49 miles; DANVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: DAN)
  • LYNCHBURG REGIONAL/PRESTON GLENN FLD (about 53 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Abbreviation: LYH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rocky Mount:

  • SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE (about 23 miles; MONETA, VA; Abbreviation: W91)
  • ROCKINGHAM COUNTY (about 38 miles; EDEN, NC; Abbreviation: 8N0)
  • VIRGINIA TECH (about 38 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Abbreviation: BCB)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rocky Mount:

  • VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; ROANOKE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,535)
  • NATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE (about 24 miles; SALEM, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 35 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 25,754)
  • RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; RADFORD, VA; Full-time enrollment: 8,034)
  • LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; LYNCHBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,348)
  • NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; DUBLIN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,262)
  • WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; LEXINGTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,063)

Schools

Public high school in Rocky Mount:

  • FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH (Students: 2,134; Location: 700 TANYARD RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Rocky Mount:

  • CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY (Students: 149; Location: 625 GLENNWOOD DR; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rocky Mount:

  • BEN. FRANKLIN MIDDLE-WEST (Students: 904; Location: 225 MIDDLE SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • BEN. FRANKLIN MIDDLE-EAST (Students: 600; Location: 375 MIDDLE SCHOOL RD; Grades: 06 – 06)
  • SONTAG ELEM. (Students: 318; Location: 3101 SONTAG RD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CENTER FOR APL TECH&CAREER EXPL (Students: 315; Location: 150 TECHNOLOGY DR; Grades: 08 – 08)
  • LEE M. WAID ELEM. (Students: 306; Location: 540 E COURT ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ROCKY MOUNT ELEM. (Students: 287; Location: 555 SCHOOL BOARD RD; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Rocky Mount:

  • FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $493,465; Location: 120 EAST COURT STREET; 85,950 books; 3,102 audio materials; 1,951 video materials; 294 serial subscriptions)