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Encyclopedia > Rockingham, North Carolina

Rockingham is a city in Richmond County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 9,672 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Richmond CountyGR6. Rockingham is the home of North Carolina Speedway, which was a staple of the NASCAR schedule for nearly 40 years, before the race was discontinued in 2004. It is also the hometown of American Idol (Season 5) finalist Bucky Covington. Richmond County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Richmond County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The North Carolina Speedway, affectionately known as The Rock, was home to NASCAR racing from 1966 to 2004. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The winner of Season 5, Taylor Hicks. ... Bucky Covington William Joel Bucky Covington (born November 8, 1977) is an American singer who was the 8th-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ...

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Geography

Location of Rockingham, North Carolina

Rockingham is located at 34°56′22″N, 79°45′40″W (34.939528, -79.761236)GR1. Image File history File links NCMap-doton-Rockingham. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.0 km² (7.3 mi²). 18.9 km² (7.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.41%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 9,672 people, 3,966 households, and 2,573 families residing in the city. The population density was 512.3/km² (1,326.8/mi²). There were 4,375 housing units at an average density of 231.7/km² (600.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.57% White, 29.90% African American, 1.10% Native American, 1.34% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.10% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,966 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.92. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $26,574, and the median income for a family was $33,534. Males had a median income of $27,923 versus $20,313 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,426. About 18.0% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.4% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable Natives

Bucky Covington, a finalist on the 5th season of American Idol Bucky Covington William Joel Bucky Covington (born November 8, 1977) is an American singer who was the 8th-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... American Idol, formally known as American Idol: The Search for a Superstar, is an American television show. ...


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 34.939528° -79.761236°

  Results from FactBites:
 
Rockingham, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (446 words)
Italic textRockingham is a city located in Richmond County, North Carolina.
Rockingham is the home of North Carolina Speedway, which was a staple of the NASCAR schedule for nearly 40 years, before the race was discontinued in 2004.
Rockingham is located at 34°56'22" North, 79°45'40" West (34.939528, -79.761236)
Rockingham County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (559 words)
Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
It was named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, British Prime Minister from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782.
Rockingham County is a member of the regional Piedmont Triad Council of Governments.
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