Rowan County NC Information


Rowan County Subdivisions

Rowan County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 142,361
Daytime Population: Workers 55,153
Daytime Population: Residents 79,236
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 134,389
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 137,825
Population in Familes 113,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,536
Population Density2 278
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $43,319
Average Household Income $58,184
Per Capita Income $22,701


Total Housing Units 61,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,954 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,082 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,375 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $143,761
Average Home Value $188,311


Total Households 54,036
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 37,255
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.39% 0.35%
Households 0.23% 0.27%
Families 0.07% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.66%


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, 2017 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 Density # 18 83rd
Diversity Index # 54 47th
Median Household Income # 47 54th
Per Capita Income # 56 45th

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