2020 U.S. Census

The U.S. Census count ended October 31, 2020 and the results are in!

The U.S. Census Bureau released more results from the 2020 Census and Rolesville's population count is 9,475.  Rolesville is now the 96th largest community in North Carolina, growing by 150% from 2010 to 2020.  Of the NC towns that saw the largest gains in population since 2010, Rolesville saw the 5th largest gain in the entire state!  See more here.

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Rolesville Population Highlights

Growth rate from 2010-2020150%
Veteran population (2015-2019)437
Median Home Value (2015-2019)$316,200
Home Ownership (2015-2019)83.8%
Median Gross Rent (2015-2019)$788
Households (2015-2019)2,204
Persons per Household (2015-2019)3.4
Percent with Bachelor's Degree or higher (2015-2019)52.3%
Average Commute to Work (2015-2019)35.4 minutes
Median Household Income (2015-2019)$119,615


How the Census Benefits Our Community

Once a decade, the U.S. Census counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.   

The US Census brings over $1,800 per person per year in federal and state funds back to our counties and towns for health care, schools, highways, economic development and more.  Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. 

People use census data in all kinds of ways:

  • Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.
  • Local government officials use the census to ensure public safety and plan new schools and hospitals.
  • Businesses use Census Bureau data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and these create jobs.
  • Real estate developers and city planners use the census to plan new homes and improve neighborhoods.

Learn more about the Census and why it's important at the U.S. Census website.