Rockingham County lies in the north central part of North Carolina and borders the State of Virginia. It lies almost entirely in the Dan River Basin.
The county was formed 1785 from Guilford County and was named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, British Prime Minister from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782.
Rockingham County has several small to smaller towns with the largest being Reidsville. The economic engine is light manufacturing with the textile related industry being the main employer.
Total population of the county is 93,600. The largest city, Reidsville, has a population of 14,600. The per capita salary is just over $20,000.00 per year. This is only 35% of the national average.
The unemployment rate in Rockingham County, NC, is 11.50%, with job growth of -3.84%.