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Rowland, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Rowland had a population of 982 as of July 1, 2016. Rowland ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rowland is located at latitude 34.5361 and longitude -79.2929 in Robeson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rowland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Robeson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 148 feet.

The Town of Rowland (GNIS ID: 2407252) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Rowland is located within Township of Rowland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Robeson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rowland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rowland, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 982
Population in Households 971
Population in Familes 783
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 933
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 279
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 278 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $62,895
Average Home Value $83,602


Median Household Income $28,512
Average Household Income $39,862
Per Capita Income $16,686
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.6%
Households -0.81% -0.55%
Families -0.11% -0.73%
Median Household Income   0.26%
Per Capita Income   0.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rowland, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rowland to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 439 41st
Population Density1 # 252 66th
Diversity Index2 # 154 79th
Median Household Income # 652 12th
Per Capita Income # 641 13th

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