Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
135,905
0.306% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.9
0.658% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.6%
2.98% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,052
7.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$154,300
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
56,485
0.0902% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC had a population of 136k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $53,052. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC grew from 135,491 to 135,905, a 0.306% increase and its median household income grew from $49,578 to $53,052, a 7.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.95%), Other (Hispanic) (1.94%), and White (Hispanic) (1.88%).

5.05% of the households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are Rockingham Community College (403 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was $154,300, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is home to a population of 136k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.1% of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.21k people).

In 2022, there were 5.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (105k people) in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.01k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are Spanish (5,716 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (165 households), and German (137 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
70,631
Women
51.5%
66,624
Men
48.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 137,255 inhabitants, with 48.5% men, and 51.5% women.

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Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    105k ± 425
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.8k ± 633
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.01k ± 617
5.53%
Hispanic Population
7.51k people

In 2022, there were 5.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (105k people) in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.01k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.53% of the people in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are hispanic (7.51k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,328 ± 1,174 people
  2. Honduras
    253 ± 390 people
  3. El Salvador
    181 ± 330 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 2,328 Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC residents, followed by Honduras with 253 and El Salvador with 181.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.21k people
3.08%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.18k people

As of 2022, 3.1% of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC residents (4.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was 3.08%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    5,716 households (4.41%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    165 households (0.127%)
  3. German
    137 households (0.106%)

5.05% of the households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was Spanish. 4.41% of the households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,387 ± 407
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,224 ± 303
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,135 ± 253

Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC employs 56.5k people. The largest industries in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are Construction (4,361 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,153 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,027 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers ($122,444), Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($118,205), and Savings institutions, including credit unions ($117,976).

Males in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,733. The income inequality in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.405, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
27,530
Women
47.7%
30,237
Men
52.3%

The workforce of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC in 2020 was 57,767 people, with 47.7% woman, and 52.3% men.

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Occupations

56.5k
2022 Value
−0.0902%
1 Year decline
± −0.0902%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −0.0902%, from 56.5k employees to 56.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,887 people), Janitors & building cleaners (1,859 people), and Miscellaneous production workers, including semiconductor processors (1,334 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.5k
2022 Value
−0.0902%
1 Year decline
± −0.0902%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC declined at a rate of −0.0902%, from 56.5k employees to 56.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, are Construction (4,361 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,153 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,027 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,701
Median earning men ± $1,054
$33,502
Median earning women ± $1,358

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,561), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,123), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($52,543).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($57,857), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,481), and Construction ($51,010).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC awarded 403 degrees. The student population of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 601 male students and 1,111 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are White (287 and 72.5%), followed by Black or African American (49 and 12.4%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 7.32%), and Unknown (18 and 4.55%).

The largest universities in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Rockingham Community College (403 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (130 and 32.3%), Registered Nursing (42 and 10.4%), and Welding Technology (31 and 7.69%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,712 students enrolled in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, 35.1% men and 64.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,089 records, of which 62.5% were women and 37.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 130 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 130 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
403 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rockingham Community College with 403 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 174 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC, which is 0.76 times less than the 229 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 287 degrees mean that there were 5.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 49 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,824) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($142) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.941% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.585% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (39.6k), Some college (26.3k), and Secondary Education (20.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was $154,300 in 2022, which is 0.547 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $131,900 to $154,300, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is $53,052. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

Property

$154,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,958
$42,395
Median Property Taxes
±$1,609

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,052
Median Household Income
± $2,685
57.7k
Number of Households
± 2,077

In 2022, the median household income of the 57.7k households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC grew to $53,052 from the previous year's value of $49,578.

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Wage Distribution

0.405
2022 Wage GINI in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC
0.404
2021 Wage GINI in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was 0.405 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.38%)

In 2022, 83.8% of workers in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.65%) and those who worked at home (4.38%).

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC (22.1k out of 133k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.5% of the population of Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 40.1% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.52%
Uninsured
40.1%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rockingham & Stokes Counties PUMA, NC declined by 7.01% from 10.2% to 9.52%.

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