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Rowan County, North Carolina

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Rowan County, North Carolina
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 146,875
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
151,661
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
149,673
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
146,884
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
146,884
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
3.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
1.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 146,875
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 138,428
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.1%
Female persons, percent
50.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
78.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
17.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
10.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 9,028
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 5.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 65,026
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 70.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $187,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,271
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $372
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $925
Building permits, 2022 838
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 56,618
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 87.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 9.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 91.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 87.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 87.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 20.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 11.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 60.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 54.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 218,766
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,079,677
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 276,895
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,357,929
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $9,680
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 26.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $59,717
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $31,108
Persons in poverty, percent
14.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 2,766
Total employment, 2021 47,010
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 2,615,505
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 2.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 10,598
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,354
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,378
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 337
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,835
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,921
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 287.1
Population per square mile, 2010 270.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 511.61
Land area in square miles, 2010 511.37
FIPS Code 37159
Value Notes

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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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