Rocky Mount (North Carolina)

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Coordinates 35°56′18″N 77°47′26″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Edgecombe, Nash
Founded March 22, 1816
Incorporated February 19, 1867
Elevation 98 ft (30 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP Codes 27801, 27802, 27803, 27804, 27809, 27815
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-57500
GNIS feature ID 1022368
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Government (Type) Council–Manager
Government (Mayor) Sandy Roberson
Government (City manager) Peter Varney
Government (City council) Members Andre KnightReuben C. Blackwell, IVRichard JoynerT.J. WalkerLige DaughtridgeW.B. BullockChris Carroll Miller
Government (City) 44.40 sq mi (115.00 km2)
Government (Land) 44.20 sq mi (114.47 km2)
Government (Water) 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
Government (Metro) 1,045.8 sq mi (2,708.5 km2)
Area (City) 44.40 sq mi (115.00 km2)
Area (Land) 44.20 sq mi (114.47 km2)
Area (Water) 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
Area (Metro) 1,045.8 sq mi (2,708.5 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 54,341
Population (2020) (Density) 1,220.09/sq mi (471.08/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 68,243 (US: 406th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 143,870 (US: 291th)
Population (2020) (CSA) 288,747 (US: 111th)

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Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The city's population was 54,341 as of the 2020 census, making it the 19th-most populous city in North Carolina. The city is 45 mi (72 km) east of Raleigh, the state capital. It is the principal city of the Rocky Mount metropolitan area, often called the "Twin Counties", which had an estimated population of 143,870 in 2020. Rocky Mount is also an anchor city of the Rocky Mount-Wilson-Roanoke Rapids Combined Statistical Area in northeast North Carolina with a total population of 288,747 as of 2020.

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