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Rocky Mount, Virginia

Rocky Mount is a town located in Franklin County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,066. It is the county seat of Franklin County6.


\nRocky Mount is located at 36°59'59" North, 79°53'23" West (36.999855, -79.889673)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.9 km² (4.6 mi²). 11.9 km² (4.6 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 4,066 people, 1,698 households, and 1,018 families residing in the town. The population density is 342.0/km² (886.5/mi²). There are 1,796 housing units at an average density of 151.1/km² (391.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 74.50% White, 22.26% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 1,698 households out of which 26.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% are married couples living together, 15.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% are non-families. 36.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.21 and the average family size is 2.87. In the town the population is spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.1 males. The median income for a household in the town is $26,927, and the median income for a family is $38,688. Males have a median income of $30,947 versus $22,472 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,207. 14.1% of the population and 16.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.6% are under the age of 18 and 14.0% are 65 or older.