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Rockingham is a city in Richmond County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Marquis of Rockinham

The latitude of Rockingham is 34.939N. The longitude is -79.774W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 285 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,301.


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Median household income
Local
$26,574
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rockingham demographic reports
Rockingham is on Hitchcock Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Richmond Court House
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 68. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 7.1 per 1,000 people.

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7% of Rockingham residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rockingham ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rockingham was $15,426, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Rockingham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rockingham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $305.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $688.


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Libraries in Rockingham include Thomas H. Leath Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Rockingham include Richmond County Daily Journal

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Richmond County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rockingham political report.

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The average commute time for Rockingham workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Rockingham include Comfort Suites, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express.

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