Place:Rocky Mount, Nash, North Carolina, United States

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NameRocky Mount
TypeCity
Coordinates35.917°N 77.817°W
Located inNash, North Carolina, United States
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Rocky Mount is a city in Edgecombe and Nash counties in the Atlantic coastal plain region of the U.S. state of North Carolina.[1] Although it was not formally incorporated until February 28, 1907, the North Carolina community that became the city of Rocky Mount dates from the beginning of the 19th century. The first post office in the area opened in 1816. The city's population was 57,685 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 56,325 in 2014. Rocky Mount has received the All-America City Award from the National Civic League two times, in 1969 and 1999.

Rocky Mount is the principal city of the Rocky Mount metropolitan area, which includes Edgecombe and Nash counties. The MSA had a population of 143,026 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 146,596). It is also a part of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA with a total population of 2,132,523.

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