South Rosemary, North Carolina

South Rosemary is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,836 at the 2010 census.[5] It is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.

South Rosemary, North Carolina
Location of South Rosemary, North Carolina
Location of South Rosemary, North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°26′45″N 77°42′3″W / 36.44583°N 77.70083°W / 36.44583; -77.70083Coordinates: 36°26′45″N 77°42′3″W / 36.44583°N 77.70083°W / 36.44583; -77.70083
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total6.13 sq mi (15.87 km2)
 • Land6.12 sq mi (15.85 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation223 ft (68 m)
 • Total2,753
 • Density449.91/sq mi (173.70/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code252
FIPS code37-63470[4]
GNIS feature ID1867441[2]


South Rosemary is located in northern Halifax County at 36°26′45″N 77°42′3″W / 36.44583°N 77.70083°W / 36.44583; -77.70083 (36.445834, -77.700876).[6] It is bordered to the east by the city of Roanoke Rapids.

U.S. Route 158 is the main road through the community, leading east into Roanoke Rapids and west 45 miles (72 km) to Henderson.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.9 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.10%, is water.[5]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,843 people, 1,184 households, and 790 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 462.0 people per square mile (178.5/km2). There were 1,366 housing units at an average density of 222.0 per square mile (85.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 49.35% White, 49.49% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 1,184 households, out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,771, and the median income for a family was $32,237. Males had a median income of $26,445 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,409. About 16.8% of families and 25.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.7% of those under age 18 and 28.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Rosemary, North Carolina
  3. ^ "South Rosemary ZIP Code". 2023. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): South Rosemary CDP, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.