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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Virginia Beach is 43% more densely populated than Rocky Mount.
People are 13% more likely to be married in Rocky Mount.
The Median Age is 4.3 years younger in Virginia Beach.

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PEOPLE
 Virginia Beach, VARocky Mount, NCUnited States
 Population452,74555,806321,418,820
 Population - 2010435,99657,776308,745,538
 Population - 2000425,25755,893285,036,114
 Population - 1990393,06948,997251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now15.18%13.90%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now6.46%-0.16%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,8161,26791
 Land Area249443,531,905
 Water Area2480264,837
 Median Age34.939.237.4
 Female Population50.88%54.06%50.81%
 Male Population49.12%45.95%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Virginia Beach, VARocky Mount, NCUnited States
 Age 0 to 46.68%6.33%6.36%
 Age 5 to 96.35%6.32%6.51%
 Age 10 to 146.40%6.82%6.59%
 Age 15 to 173.94%4.47%4.03%
 Age 18 to 204.09%3.88%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.43%5.54%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3416.24%12.05%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4413.11%11.52%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5414.15%13.26%14.09%
 Age 55 to 596.18%7.87%6.57%
 Age 60 to 645.03%6.11%5.72%
 Age 65 to 746.53%8.87%7.64%
 Age 75 to 843.48%4.99%4.26%
 Age 85 and over1.39%1.99%1.85%
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 RACE
 Virginia Beach, VARocky Mount, NCUnited States
 White63.59%30.71%62.77%
 Black18.58%62.37%12.24%
 Asian6.38%1.19%4.95%
 Native American0.20%0.43%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.12%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.17%0.16%0.20%
 Two or More Races3.74%1.84%2.13%
 Hispanic7.22%3.30%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic92.78%96.70%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Virginia Beach, VARocky Mount, NCUnited States
 Households165,29622,614116,211,000
 Family Households114,02014,00976,958,100
 Non Family Households51,2768,60539,253,000
 Household Size2.632.452.63
 Married Population53.81%41.19%50.58%
 Single Population46.19%58.81%49.42%
 Now Married51.04%36.35%48.41%
 Married but Separated2.77%4.85%2.17%
 Never Married30.49%38.30%32.55%
 Widowed4.86%8.33%5.95%
 Divorced10.83%12.18%10.92%
 Married, w/children33.96%18.25%31.68%
 Married, no children40.19%37.03%41.44%
 Single, w/children17.10%30.33%16.94%
 Single, no children8.75%14.39%9.95%
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