About Rocky Mount

Community Overview

Named one of America's Best Places to Live by Livability.com

Rocky Mount is located in Nash and Edgecombe counties, about an hour northeast of Raleigh. The city is lucky to have both North Carolina Wesleyan College and Edgecombe Community College, offering a range of degree programs. Rocky Mount also has a growing arts community. The city operates an arts center, a children’s museum and science center, and a theater at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences. There’s a good mix of both small businesses and larger corporations here. The first Hardee’s was in Rocky Mount, ironically on McDonald Street.

County Population: 91,378
City Population: 57,057

Detailed Demographics Infomation

July High Temperature: 89 degrees F
January Low Temperature: 29 degrees F

North Carolina's Sun Belt climate offers moderate temperatures accentuated by four distinct seasons that provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Winter weather rarely interferes with business operations, and ample rainfall provides abundant water resources.

Targeting educational excellence is a fundamental focus of school systems in the Rocky Mount area. The region continues to be a leader in establishing business-education partnerships with over 200 local businesses partnering with area schools. The Rocky Mount area offers quality public, private and higher education opportunities.

Education Statistics

Health Care
Nash General, Heritage and LifeCare hospitals are major medical centers in Rocky Mount, but health care in this city of 57,000 residents is even more than that. Satellite clinics and specialty offices also provide quality care to patients of Rocky Mount – and beyond.

Architectural housing choices in the Rocky Mount region range from Colonial, Victorian, Georgian and English Tudor to contemporary and modern. With the region's affordable cost of living, many grand historic homes can be purchased at reasonable prices. Patio homes, cluster homes, town homes and apartments are plentiful. What's most impressive about these neighborhoods, however, are the neighbors - warm, welcoming people eager to make you feel at home.

Average Home Prices and Rent Payments

Business Climate
The Rocky Mount region has a thriving small business sector. While some start-up businesses remain small by design, many local companies have experienced rapid growth and now employ hundreds of people. Large corporations like Boddie-Noell Enterprises and MBM Corporation are headquartered in the area.

Workforce and Labor Statistcs

The Rocky Mount area is located in Nash and Edgecombe counties. The region offers a small-town feel and charm but big-city amenities like sophisticated arts and culture, abundant sports and recreation, and the security of quality health care and excellent educational opportunities.

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