Rowan County NC Information


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  1. Rowan County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forRowan County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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  3. North Carolina Data Comparison Tool - 2019 Demographics

Rowan County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 146,811
Population in Households 142,319
Population in Familes 117,429
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,492
Population Density2 287
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $48,475
Average Household Income $64,444
Per Capita Income $24,514


Total Housing Units 62,777 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 40,407 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,256 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,114 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $155,684
Average Home Value $201,054


Total Households 55,663
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 38,362
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.64% 0.56%
Households 0.5% 0.51%
Families 0.37% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.72%


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, 2019 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 # 20 81st
Population Density # 19 82nd
Diversity Index # 54 47th
Median Household Income # 40 61st
Per Capita Income # 44 57th

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