Richmond County is located in south-central North Carolina. The County Seat is Rockingham and the largest city is Rockingham . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.richmondcountync.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 45,733 and the 2010 census population was 46,639. The land area is 473.82 square miles and there are 98.4 persons per square mile.
62.7% of the population is White, 31% is Black or African American, 6.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 3.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 80.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $77,500, there are 18,254 households, an average of 2.48 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,236, the median household income is $32,384, and 25.9% of the persons in Richmond County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,534. Retail sales (in $1000) were $424,114, and sales per capita were $9,232. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.1%.
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