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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.


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Median household income
Local
$26,927
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rocky Mount demographic reports
Rocky Mount is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Former and merged names include:
· Mount Pleasant
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Warren Street Festival - Aug. 18-19, 2007
  • Festival in the Pines - May 9-12, 2007
  • Autumn Festival - Oct. 26, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rocky Mount web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rocky Mount was $16,207, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Rocky Mount residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Rocky Mount festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Rocky Mount, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $669.


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Libraries

Libraries in Rocky Mount include Franklin County Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rocky Mount political report.

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The average commute time for Rocky Mount workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Rocky Mount include Comfort Inn Smith Mount Lake.

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