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Rowan County, North Carolina; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

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Persons 65 years and over, percent

Rowan County, North Carolina
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.6%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 141,262
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 138,532
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 138,428
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.6%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
79.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
16.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
71.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 9,349
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 4.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 61,982
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 68.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $130,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,077
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $325
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $742
Building permits, 2018 541
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 51,798
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.60
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 87.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 9.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 83.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 73.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 18.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 11.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 55.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 163,161
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 837,035
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,856,641
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 888,234
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,194,600
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,645
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $46,978
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $23,838
Persons in poverty, percent
15.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 2,595
Total employment, 2016 44,279
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 1,874,999
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -0.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 9,276
All firms, 2012 10,575
Men-owned firms, 2012 5,618
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,463
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,546
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 8,537
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,090
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 8,759
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 270.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 511.37
FIPS Code 37159
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Rowan County, North Carolina
17.6%
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
11.2%
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5.0%
10.0%
15.0%
20.0%
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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