Rocky Mount, NC (population: 57,428) has three gunsmithing schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Danville Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with a gunsmithing program, has a total student population of 4,387. It is the 4650th highest ranked school in the USA and the 94th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
Gunsmithing students from Rocky Mount schools who go on to become gunsmithers, gunsmiths, research and development machinists, machinists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 1,268,930 people working as maintenance and repair workers, general alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $36,520. Also, Machinists make on average $38,940 per year and there are about 380,720 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Rocky Mount area alone, there are 390 employed machinists earning an average salary of $42,710. Maintenance and repair workers, general in this area earn $35,730/yr and there are 610 employed.
Rocky Mount lies in Edgecombe county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Rocky Mount area has 58,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.4% unemployment rate, $16.12/hr average worker wage, and a $33,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 10.427 out of every 1000 jobs in Rocky Mount are held by maintenance and repair workers, general, and 6.635/1000 are held by machinists.
Of the 3 gunsmithing schools with a 100-mile radius of Rocky Mount, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Piedmont Community College comes out as the most expensive ($5,243/yr) for gunsmithing students, with John Tyler Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,710/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Rocky Mount|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||68.9 miles|
|New Bern||NC||-||1||11.0361||45||73.0 miles|