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Rocky Point is located in Pender County in the state of North Carolina (NC).

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Rocky Point is an unincorporated community in southern Pender County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. Rocky Point is situated on North Carolina Highway 210 and North Carolina Highway 133 and U.S. Route 117, at an elevation of 39 feet (12 m). Rocky Point is located at exit 408 off of Interstate 40. The tiny community consists of a Boys & Girls Club, post office, two gas stations/convenience stores, a small truck stop, a Food Lion grocery store, an animal hospital, two fast food restaurants, a small Chinese restaurant, a Dollar General store, and a few other assorted businesses. Rocky Point is just a two-stop-light town (three, counting the one off of I-40)and is also home to the world-famous Paul`s Place hot dogs and Lewis Nursery & Farm, which is a large blueberry/strawberry/blackberry/pepper producer. The community is growing fairly rapidly. Land taxes are low, and the community is served by the Rocky Point Fire Department, the Long Creek Fire Department, and the Pender County Sheriff`s Office. The community, although very rural, is situated just 15-20 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with Wrightsville Beach being the nearest public beach.
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Rocky Point Latitude: 34.4369 Longitude: -77.9355

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The Zip Code for Rocky Point, NC is: 28457

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Rocky Point North Carolina Physical Characteristics:

Rocky Point has an area of 6.9 square miles
  • Land: 6.9235505791506 Sq. Mi. (100.00%)
  • Water: 0 Sq. Mi.(0.00%)
The Rocky Point CDP takes up 0.7% of the area of Pender County.

Map Location Coordinates:

  • Latitude: +34.4440846
  • Longitude: -077.8907946
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Rocky Point, NC Climate Information:

  • Average Temperature: 62°F
*Based on annual average for Weather Station USC00311222 BURGAW 4 E
Latitude: 34.5322 Longitude: -77.8639 Elevation: 10.1 feet.

Rocky Point, NC Population Data:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Rocky Point was 1,602 people, which is 3.1 % of the entire population of Pender County.


  • 49.94% Male
  • 50.06% Female


  • 61.735% White
  • 11.610% Black
  • 0.499% Asian
  • 0.81% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.12% Pacific Islander
  • 3.121% Mixed
  • 22.097% Other


  • 68.16% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 31.84% Hispanic or Latino
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Rocky Point, NC Housing Information:

Average Household Size: 3.0
Number of Residences: 609
  • Occupied: 540 (88.67%)
  • Vacant: 69 (11.33%)
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Pender Ems & Rescue
922404 - Fire Departments
PO Box 650, Rocky Point, North Carolina 28457-0650
Woody Sullivan (910) 270-4715 (910) 270-3871
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