Population, Race and Ethnicity
The Rock is a Census-designated place in Upson County, Georgia, with a population of 203. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 95.60% of residents identify as white, 0.00% as Black or African American, 0.00% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 0.00% as Hispanic or Latino, and 4.40% as some other race or combination of races.
Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.
Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in The Rock include English, Scotch-Irish, German, and Irish. Measured by location quotient — comparing the Census-designated place share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in Census-designated place are Scotch-Irish, English, and Irish.
The population of The Rock is younger than the United States as a whole. The median age is 35.9 years, 2.0 years less than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 27.60% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.
Family and household composition
Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In The Rock, 28.80% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 0.00% of households are occupied by single male householders, 19.20% by single female householders, and 51.90% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 100.00% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.
English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Georgia and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in The Rock, 100% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 94.5% of the 5 and older population across Georgia only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.
Residents of The Rock are less likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 21.4% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Georgia as a whole, 46.9% of residents 15 and older are married.
Divorce is more common in The Rock than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 13.7% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Georgia, 11.2% of the 15 and older population is divorced.
An estimated 35.9% of The Rock residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In The Rock, 0% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 8.2% of the civilian population in all of Georgia.
In The Rock, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are also more likely to have a four-year college education. Among The Rock residents 25 and older, 95.20% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 49.60% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Georgia, 86.7% of adults have graduated high school, and 30.7 have a bachelor’s degree.
Serious financial hardship is less common in The Rock than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 0.00%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 16% of the population lives below the poverty line.
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