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Rocky Mount is a town in Franklin County, in the Roanoke metro area.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Rocky Mount is 36.997N. The longitude is -79.892W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,148 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,542.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rocky Mount demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 24151 ZIP code.
10% of Rocky Mount residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rocky Mount ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rocky Mount was $16,207, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Rocky Mount residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Rocky Mount, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $669.
Libraries in Rocky Mount include Franklin County Public Library ... View libraries
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rocky Mount political report.
The average commute time for Rocky Mount workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Rocky Mount include Comfort Inn Smith Mount Lake.
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