Rowan County NC Information


Rowan County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 141,723
Population in Households 137,407
Population in Familes 113,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,316
Population Density1 277
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 53,899
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 37,260
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 61,348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,166 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,733 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,449 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $140,211
Average Home Value $182,302


Median Household Income $41,926
Average Household Income $56,040
Per Capita Income $21,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.31%
Households 0.23% 0.22%
Families 0.09% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.


Rowan County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rowan County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents 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 # 21 80th
Population Density1 # 18 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 54 47th
Median Household Income # 47 54th
Per Capita Income # 54 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.