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Rowan County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 23,655 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 22,094 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,238
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,564
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,528
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,062 (it was 2,399 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

31%

Land area: 281 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 84 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rowan County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.2%), Manufacturing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 10%
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Races in Rowan County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  31.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 11,498  (48.6%)
Females: 12,157  (51.4%)
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Rowan County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Rowan County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $38,102 ($28,055 in 1999)

This county:

$38,102
Kentucky:

$45,215

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $500 (lower quartile is $377, upper quartile is $645)
This county:

$500
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $121,664 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Rowan:

$121,664
Kentucky:

$130,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,810 - $180,530

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $165,766
Here:

$165,766
State:

$177,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,538
Here:

$186,538
State:

$187,637

Mobile homes: $44,199
Here:

$44,199
State:

$58,224
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $928
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 208
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $78,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $839 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $550 (0.5%)

Rowan County household income distribution in 2009 Rowan County home values distribution Rowan County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 26.0%
(25.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.1% for Black residents, 11.9% for American Indian residents, 45.0% for other race residents, 19.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 25.4%
Rowan County:

25.4%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(25.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.6% for Black residents, 11.9% for American Indian residents, 38.9% for other race residents, 19.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 32 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 60 years old, Asian residents: 23 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rowan County is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $468 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $587 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pine Grove, Morehead, Farmers, Lakeview Heights.

Rowan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Jefferson County, Illinois , Jefferson County , Ness County, Kansas , Phelps County, Missouri , St. Clair County, Illinois , Westmoreland County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,503
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 318 (23% naturalized citizens)

Rowan County:

1.4%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 209
  • 1990 to 1994: 26
  • 1985 to 1989: 8
  • 1980 to 1984: 30
  • 1975 to 1979: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 24
Note: State values scaled to Rowan County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.0%

Rowan County marital status for males Rowan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,369
  • One, attached: 118
  • Two: 118
  • 3 or 4: 248
  • 5 to 9: 298
  • 10 to 19: 144
  • 20 or more: 112
  • Mobile homes: 2,555
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Housing units in Rowan County with a mortgage: 1,827 (173 second mortgage, 96 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,372

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rowan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,00428
Mainline Protestant9624
Catholic3651
Other3092
None18,693-
Rowan County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Rowan County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Rowan County:

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

3.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rowan County:

9.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Rowan County:

34.6%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.6%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Rowan County:

Average size of farms: 117 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,933
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $196.61
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.58%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,859
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,252
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.60
Corn for grain: 416 harvested acres
Vegetables: 26 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 22 acres

Earthquake activity:

Rowan County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from Rowan County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 242.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 244.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 167.7 miles away from Rowan County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 11, 2015 to July 20, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4239: August 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4239, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 02, 2015 to April 17, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4217: May 01, 2015, FEMA Id: 4217, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 09, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4218: May 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4218, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 03, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4057: March 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4057, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1976: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 17, 2010 to July 30, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1925: July 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1925, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to June 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1912: May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: 1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1818: February 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rowan County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 17, Tornadoes: 9, Mudslides: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • United Kingdom (14%)
  • Taiwan (10%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • El Salvador (8%)
  • Germany (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rowan County (%):

  • United States or American (33%)
  • English (12%)
  • German (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Rowan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,114 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 1,326 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 26 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 817 (9%)
  • Other means: 41 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 217 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Rowan County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 2,709 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 117 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 104 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 32 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 32 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Rowan County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 2,183 people in college/university student housing
  • 90 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,603.

8.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,986 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.26%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.56% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($18,069 average AGI)
2.69% relocated from other states ($10,917 average AGI)
Rowan County:

2.69%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Carter County, KY  0.86% ($26,068 average AGI)
from Fleming County, KY  0.48% ($29,788)
from Morgan County, KY  0.45% ($31,742)
from Fayette County, KY  0.41% ($40,929)
from Bath County, KY  0.36% ($19,720)
from Montgomery County, KY  0.26% ($20,389)
from Elliott County, KY  0.22% ($22,533)


8.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,201 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.32%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.86% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($17,878 average AGI)
2.46% relocated to other states ($9,322 average AGI)
Rowan County:

2.46%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fleming County, KY  0.70% ($25,854 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.55% ($34,868)
to Carter County, KY  0.49% ($32,676)
to Bath County, KY  0.44% ($23,833)
to Montgomery County, KY  0.41% ($27,179)
to Morgan County, KY  0.38% ($27,615)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.29% ($29,950)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Rowan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Rowan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rowan County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rowan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rowan County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,563 (2,616 aged, 947 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 516 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Rowan County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (251)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (250)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (194)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (159)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (92)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (86)
  • Unspecified dementia (75)
  • Congestive heart failure (68)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (55)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (48)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.51
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,036
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 600
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 134,113

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 985
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 886
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 94

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,898
  • In family households: 16,391 (3,862 male householders, 1,625 female householders)
    4,080 spouses, 5,359 children (4,918 natural, 125 adopted, 316 stepchildren), 429 grandchildren, 158 brothers or sisters, 133 parents, 168 other relatives, 489 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,507 (1,592 male householders (1,113 living alone)), 1,785 female householders (1,424 living alone)), 1,130 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,435 (208 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,560 2-persons, 1,346 3-persons, 1,000 4-persons, 371 5-persons, 136 6-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,537 1-person, 633 2-persons, 150 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

3,139 married couples with children.
953 single-parent households (204 men, 749 women).

96.3% of residents of Rowan County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $141,292,000 ($6,371 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,045,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,166,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,093,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $549,000
Federal grants: $51,186,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,692,000 ($107,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,606,000 ($2,190,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $47,621,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,372,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,409,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,381
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 912
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +170
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -468
Here -21 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rowan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.44 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 153
  • 2010 to 2013: 191
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,000
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,013
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,759
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,905
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,022
  • 1950 to 1959: 425
  • 1940 to 1949: 292
  • 1939 or earlier: 513
Note: State values scaled to Rowan population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rowan County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rowan County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 57
  • 3 rooms: 111
  • 4 rooms: 862
  • 5 rooms: 1,754
  • 6 rooms: 1,043
  • 7 rooms: 717
  • 8 rooms: 466
  • 9+ rooms: 518
  • 1 room: 78
  • 2 rooms: 126
  • 3 rooms: 319
  • 4 rooms: 736
  • 5 rooms: 537
  • 6 rooms: 313
  • 7 rooms: 174
  • 8 rooms: 60
  • 9+ rooms: 56
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rowan County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rowan County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 122
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,420
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,058
  • 4 bedrooms: 749
  • 5+ bedrooms: 179
  • no bedroom: 89
  • 1 bedroom: 325
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,092
  • 3 bedrooms: 695
  • 4 bedrooms: 144
  • 5+ bedrooms: 54
Cars and other vehicles available in Rowan County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Rowan County population
  • no vehicle: 347
  • 1 vehicle: 1,483
  • 2 vehicles: 2,346
  • 3 vehicles: 987
  • 4 vehicles: 268
  • 5+ vehicles: 97
  • no vehicle: 364
  • 1 vehicle: 1,136
  • 2 vehicles: 676
  • 3 vehicles: 183
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 15

51% of Rowan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Kentucky.

Rowan County:

51.1%
State average:

56.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 16,253
  • Northeast: 407
  • Midwest: 3,354
  • South: 1,462
  • West: 259

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $64,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rowan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.7%)
  • Utility gas (28.0%)
  • Wood (13.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Electricity (51.3%)
  • Utility gas (34.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.0%)
  • Wood (6.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 234
Here:

11.3%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 39
Here:

3.8%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 70
Here:

1.7%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Rowan County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $379,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,878,000
    Regular Highways: $1,645,000
    Health - Other: $1,022,000
    General Public Buildings: $968,000
    Correctional Institutions: $929,000
    Financial Administration: $315,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
    Solid Waste Management: $281,000
    Central Staff Services: $184,000
    Local Fire Protection: $177,000
    Police Protection: $176,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $90,000
    Water Utilities: $37,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $26,000
    Transit Utilities: $19,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $120,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $71,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $556,000
    Health - Other: $152,000
    General - Other: $146,000
    Local Fire Protection: $50,000
    Police Protection: $28,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,835,000

Rowan County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,105,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $632,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $726,000
    Highways: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $575,000
    Interest Earnings: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,372,000
    Highways: $880,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $2,687,000
    Property: $588,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $274,000
    NEC: $44,000

Rowan County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,855,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,600,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000

Rowan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,504,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,216
  • Number of aged recipients: 103
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,113
  • Number of recipients under 18: 135
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 818
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 263
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 505
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 529
Rowan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Rowan County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Rowan County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11872.1 years
Mary9478.9 years
John8375.8 years
William7673.6 years
Charles5375.3 years
Robert5072.2 years
George4473.6 years
Roy3775.8 years
Anna3379.6 years
Ethel2581.9 years
Most common last names in Rowan County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Caudill8875.2 years
Johnson6971.5 years
Brown6574.6 years
Jones5876.8 years
Adkins5672.1 years
Lewis4872.5 years
Hall4579.3 years
Fultz3674.2 years
Black3576.6 years
Smith3575.1 years
Businesses in Rowan County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1Quality1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen2SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx4Super 81
GNC2Taco Bell1
Goodwill4U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
Hardee's1Walmart1
Hilton1Wendy's1
Holiday Inn1