Rockingham is a small town in North Carolina with slightly less than 9,000 residents. Retirees are common, as they make up 18% of the population compared to 14% nationally. By a slim 54%-46% margin, homeowners are slightly more prevalent than renters in Rockingham. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $592 a month, which is $339/month less than the state average.
Averaging about 19 minutes, the commute time for Rockingham residents is faster than the state average of about 25 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical way to get to work, selected by 35% of residents, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Compared to the national average (5%), Rockingham has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%). In addition, 11% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are two primary industries in Rockingham: healthcare and education. Combined, these industries account for 11% of the town's labor force. Rockingham workers bring in an average annual income of just over $43K, about $24,000 less than those elsewhere in North Carolina. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
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