The heart of city government operations in Rocky Mount is the 119,000 square foot City Administrative Complex. Located downtown on South Franklin Street between Nash and Hammond Streets, the facility was completed in 1982. Constructed at a cost of $8 million, it was entirely debt-free upon completion. The white stone complex houses all city department main offices, as well as the police department. For more information about Rocky Mount City Government, select an option from the list shown at left. For a map and driving directions, click HERE.
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2013-2014

2012-2013

Date of incorporation........... February 19, 1867
Form of government.............. Council/Manager
Population...................... 57,150
Area (in square miles).......... 35.57
Average summer temperature...... 82.3º
Average winter temperature...... 42.6º
Average annual temperature...... 61.9º
Number of employees............. 855
Miles of streets................ 252.31
Number of meters................ 27,652
System peak (Mega Watts)........ 167 MW
KWH sold (in millions).......... 748
Miles of distribution lines..... 734
Number of street lights......... 6,836
Number of meters................ 17,015
MCFs sold....................... 1,827,836
Deka-Therms sold................ 1,719,000
Miles of distribution mains..... 478
Miles of service lines.......... 355
Number of treatment plants...... 2
Miles of water mains............ 504
Number of meters................ 26,000
Average daily consumption (MGD). 9.4 MGD
Peak demand per day............. 15.1 MGD
Max. daily capacity of plants... 26 MGD
Elevated tanks (7 tanks)........ 6 MG
Ground storage.................. 4 MG
Source.......................... Tar River
Number of service connections... 21,600
Daily average treatment......... 10.2 MGD
Max. daily capacity of plant.... 21 MGD
Number of Stations.............. 7
Number of firemen and officers:
Chief........................... 1
Assistant Chief................. 1
Dist. Chief Fire Operations..... 6
District Chief for Prevention... 1
District Chief for Training..... 1
Fire Captains................... 23
Fire Engineers.................. 29
Firefighters.................... 57
Other personnel................. 9
Fire Equipment:
Engines......................... 7
Squad Trucks.................... 2
Aerial Ladder................... 1
Quint (ladder - pumper)......... 1
Reserve Engines................. 2
Fire Insurance Rating........... 3
Service Beyond City Limits...... Yes
Number of stations.............. 1
No. police personnel and officers:
Career officers................. 154
Reserve officers................ 15
Other personnel................. 38
K-9 units....................... 5
Number of patrol units.......... 47 Vehicles
Number of calls answered........ 49,475
Traffic arrests................. 7,033
Number of parks................. 45
Park acreage.................... 400
Swimming Pools.................. 2
Tennis courts................... 40
Museum.......................... 1
Community Centers............... 3
Highway(s) Serving Area
U. S. Primary...................US 301, US 64, I-95
State Primary...................NC 97, 43, 48
Nearest Interstate Exchange.....1-95, US 64
Railroad........................CSX Transportation
Piggyback Service...............Greensboro, Wilson
Frequency of Switching Service..Daily
Bus Service.....................Trailways
In-City Service.................Rocky Mount Transit
Parcel Service..................UPS, Federal Express
Cert. Motor Freight Carrier.....Roadway
  	                     ...Green Arrow
  	                     ...C. S. Henry Transfer
  	                     ...Overnight
  	                     ...Pilot Freight
  	                     ...Carolina Freight
  	                     ...Southeastern
  	                     ...McLean Trucking
Air: 
Commercial Airports
	...Raleigh/Durham (RDU) (70 min./60 miles)
	...Nine major airlines and 12 regional 
	   carriers offer service from RDU.
Number of Flights...............6
Air Freight Service.............Yes
Local Airport...................6,000 feet, paved, lighted
                                (RWI website states 7,000 feet)
Charter Service.................Yes  (Air Care, Inc.)
Churches
Protestant......................95
Jewish..........................1
Catholic........................2
Other...........................1
Local Motels/Rooms..............29/2,400
Shopping Centers................15
Recreation Programs
Swimming Pools..................5 Private/2 Public
Tennis Courts...................3 Private/23 Public
Golf Courses....................2 Private/2 Public
Country Club(s).................2
YMCA............................2
YWCA............................2
Movie Theater(s)................9
Park(s).........................30
Cultural Activities  (auditoriums, museums, etc.)
	...Community Playhouse
	...Children's Museum
	...N.C. Wesleyan College Symphony
	...N.C. Wesleyan Performing Arts Center
	...N.C. Wesleyan Fine Arts Center
	...Tar River Orchestra and Chorus
	...Down East Festival of the Arts
	...Braswell Library (public)
Medical 
Hospitals.......................3/477 Beds
Clinics.........................3
Doctors.........................62
Dentist.........................34