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Rowan County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2021: 24,737 (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: 88 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Rowan County: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (36.8%), Retail trade (11.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 3%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Rowan County, KY (2021)
    • 23,06193.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4741.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4561.9%Two or more races
    • 4131.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1740.7%Asian alone
    • 70.03%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

31.2 years
Kentucky median age:

39.1 years
Males: 11,844  (47.9%)
Females: 12,893  (52.1%)
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Average household size:
Rowan County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $45,779 ($28,055 in 1999)
This county:

$45,779
Kentucky:

$55,573

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $597 (lower quartile is $371, upper quartile is $816)
This county:

$597
State:

$659


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $153,858 (it was $65,700 in 2000)
Rowan:

$153,858
Kentucky:

$173,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,559 - $229,669

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $204,652
Here:

$204,652
State:

$230,536

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,778
Here:

$186,778
State:

$242,261

Mobile homes: $48,016
Here:

$48,016
State:

$73,276

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,176
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $367

Institutionalized population: 208

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 31
  • Auto thefts: 6

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 17
  • Thefts: 47
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2020: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2019: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $222,500
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $78,500
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $78,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $51,300
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $35,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Rowan, KY residents
Average permit cost in Rowan, KY
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,010 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $640 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Rowan, KY in 2021
Distribution of house value in Rowan, KY in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rowan, KY in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 25.7%
Rowan County:

25.7%
Kentucky:

16.5%
(26.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 31.2 years old
(Males: 30.2 years old, Females: 32.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 32.4 years old, Black residents: 18.2 years old, American Indian residents: 60.0 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.2 years old, Other race residents: 22.2 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 March 2023:
Here:

4.6%
Kentucky:

3.8%

Unemployment by year in Rowan, KY
County total employment by year in Rowan, KY
County average yearly wages by year in Rowan, KY

Current college students: 4,503
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 405 (47.3% naturalized citizens)

Rowan County:

1.6%
Whole state:

4.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1482010 or later
  • 1122000 to 2009
  • 1021990 to 1999
  • 381980 to 1989
  • 211970 to 1979
  • 24Before 1970

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: 6,229
  • One, attached: 206
  • Two: 297
  • 3 or 4: 441
  • 5 to 9: 396
  • 10 to 19: 286
  • 20 or more: 63
  • Mobile homes: 2,639

Housing units in Rowan County with a mortgage: 2,906 (388 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 301 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 31

Here:

6.1% with mortgage
State:

96.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rowan County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 37% greater 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 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 300.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 174.9 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) earthquake occurred 242.3 miles away from Rowan County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 242.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4497, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 16 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rowan County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Rowan

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,184 (77.0%)
  • Carpooled: 926 (7.8%)
  • Bus: 33 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 85 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 534 (4.5%)
  • Worked at home: 984 (8.3%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Guatemala (20%)
  • El Salvador (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • India (8%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Germany (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rowan County


  • American (48%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $53,566.

8.84% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($36,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
Kentucky average:

7.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.48% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($23,945 average AGI)
2.37% relocated from other states ($12,193 average AGI)
Rowan County:

2.37%
Kentucky average:

2.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Carter County, KY  0.70% ($31,132 average AGI)
from Bath County, KY  0.62% ($34,298)
from Fleming County, KY  0.62% ($36,043)
from Fayette County, KY  0.57% ($38,814)
from Morgan County, KY  0.54% ($40,317)
from Montgomery County, KY  0.44% ($29,697)


9.03% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($35,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.03%
Kentucky average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.98% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($27,241 average AGI)
2.06% relocated to other states ($8,696 average AGI)
Rowan County:

2.06%
Kentucky average:

2.73%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Carter County, KY  0.79% ($37,083 average AGI)
to Fleming County, KY  0.79% ($34,200)
to Fayette County, KY  0.78% ($39,949)
to Bath County, KY  0.58% ($31,295)
to Montgomery County, KY  0.41% ($32,968)
to Morgan County, KY  0.38% ($32,310)
to Clark County, KY  0.28% ($50,714)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Rowan County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rowan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rowan County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rowan County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rowan County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rowan County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Rowan County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (326)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (275)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (252)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (109)
  • Unspecified dementia (58)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (36)
  • Congestive heart failure (21)

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: 24,737
  • Male householders: 4,307 (991 living alone), Female householders: 4,700 (1,641 living alone)
  • 4,024 spouses (3,964 opposite-sex spouses), 849 unmarried partners, (849 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,173 children (4,311 natural, 389 adopted, 501 stepchildren), 1,196 grandchildren, 111 brothers or sisters, 80 parents, 0 foster children, 402 other relatives, 837 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,958

Size of family households: 1,924 2-persons, 1,641 3-persons, 928 4-persons, 521 5-persons, 207 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,633 1-person, 841 2-persons, 94 3-persons, 74 4-persons, 19 5-persons.

2,917 married couples with children.
592 single-parent households (142 men, 450 women).

96.5% of residents of Rowan speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
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:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Rowan County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Rowan County, Kentucky
  • 552020 or later
  • 1,4372010 to 2019
  • 1,5972000 to 2009
  • 2,4661990 to 1999
  • 1,5231980 to 1989
  • 1,6091970 to 1979
  • 8851960 to 1969
  • 5231950 to 1959
  • 2091940 to 1949
  • 3031939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rowan County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rowan County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rowan County, Kentucky
  • 111 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 453 rooms
  • 3904 rooms
  • 1,1685 rooms
  • 1,2106 rooms
  • 8637 rooms
  • 7968 rooms
  • 1,1119+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rowan County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rowan County, Kentucky
  • 631 room
  • 2262 rooms
  • 3103 rooms
  • 1,1444 rooms
  • 9125 rooms
  • 2986 rooms
  • 1427 rooms
  • 1898 rooms
  • 1179+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rowan County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rowan County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rowan County, Kentucky
  • 21no bedroom
  • 221 bedroom
  • 7612 bedrooms
  • 3,3783 bedrooms
  • 1,1334 bedrooms
  • 2785+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rowan County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rowan County, Kentucky
  • 161no bedroom
  • 4391 bedroom
  • 1,5002 bedrooms
  • 9693 bedrooms
  • 2304 bedrooms
  • 675+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rowan County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rowan County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rowan County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 305no vehicle
  • 1,1321 vehicle
  • 1,9412 vehicles
  • 1,2873 vehicles
  • 6374 vehicles
  • 2825+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rowan County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rowan County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 655no vehicle
  • 1,5001 vehicle
  • 9152 vehicles
  • 2413 vehicles
  • 294 vehicles
  • 285+ vehicles

84.5% of Rowan County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Kentucky.

Rowan County:

84.5%
State average:

86.0%

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

  • This state: 18,656
  • Other state: 5,534
  • Northeast: 364
  • Midwest: 2,830
  • South: 1,864
  • West: 475
Year householders moved into unit in Rowan County, KY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rowan County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.8%Electricity
  • 17.3%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.2%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 79.0%Electricity
  • 17.3%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 268
Here:

12.6%
Kentucky:

15.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

3.0%
Kentucky:

16.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 104
Here:

2.7%
Kentucky:

23.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Rowan County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,367,000
    Cash and Securities: $13,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $1,913,000
    Other: $1,368,000
    Other: $1,328,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $9,799,000
    Health - Other: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,312,000
    General - Other: $3,862,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,877,000
    General - Other: $2,767,000
    Regular Highways: $2,548,000
    Regular Highways: $2,192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,484,000
    Health - Other: $1,428,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $332,000
    Central Staff Services: $291,000
    Police Protection: $290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $287,000
    Central Staff Services: $281,000
    Police Protection: $280,000
    Financial Administration: $265,000
    Local Fire Protection: $221,000
    Financial Administration: $220,000
    Local Fire Protection: $217,000
    General Public Buildings: $199,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $194,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $187,000
    General Public Buildings: $151,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $99,000
    Air Transportation: $38,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $26,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,331,000
    Other: $114,000
    Other: $30,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $707,000
    Interest on Debt: $633,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $27,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,244,000
    Other: $960,000
    Other: $281,000
    General Local Government Support: $118,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,012,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,130,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,316,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,202,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,088,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,974,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,450,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,568,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,114,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,114,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $260,000
    General Revenue - Other: $122,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Rents: $24,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $8,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $285,000
    Parks and Recreation: $265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Regular Highways: $68,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Correctional Institutions: $44,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,578,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,364,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,202,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,611,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,710,000
    Highways: $1,399,000
    Highways: $1,388,000
    Other: $1,339,000
    General Local Government Support: $567,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,864,000
    Individual Income: $5,768,000
    Property: $951,000
    Property: $910,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $128,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
    Corporation License: $67,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $66,000
    Corporation License: $63,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $44,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,241,000
    : $3,509,000

Rowan County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,367,000
    Cash and Securities: $13,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $1,913,000
    Other: $1,368,000
    Other: $1,328,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $9,799,000
    Health - Other: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,312,000
    General - Other: $3,862,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,877,000
    General - Other: $2,767,000
    Regular Highways: $2,548,000
    Regular Highways: $2,192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,484,000
    Health - Other: $1,428,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $332,000
    Central Staff Services: $291,000
    Police Protection: $290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $287,000
    Central Staff Services: $281,000
    Police Protection: $280,000
    Financial Administration: $265,000
    Local Fire Protection: $221,000
    Financial Administration: $220,000
    Local Fire Protection: $217,000
    General Public Buildings: $199,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $194,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $187,000
    General Public Buildings: $151,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $99,000
    Air Transportation: $38,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $26,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,331,000
    Other: $114,000
    Other: $30,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $707,000
    Interest on Debt: $633,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $27,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,244,000
    Other: $960,000
    Other: $281,000
    General Local Government Support: $118,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,012,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,130,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,316,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,202,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,088,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,974,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,450,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,568,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,114,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,114,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $260,000
    General Revenue - Other: $122,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Rents: $24,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $8,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $285,000
    Parks and Recreation: $265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Regular Highways: $68,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Correctional Institutions: $44,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,578,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,364,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,202,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,611,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,710,000
    Highways: $1,399,000
    Highways: $1,388,000
    Other: $1,339,000
    General Local Government Support: $567,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,864,000
    Individual Income: $5,768,000
    Property: $951,000
    Property: $910,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $128,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
    Corporation License: $67,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $66,000
    Corporation License: $63,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $44,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,241,000
    : $3,509,000

Rowan County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,367,000
    Cash and Securities: $13,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $1,913,000
    Other: $1,368,000
    Other: $1,328,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $9,799,000
    Health - Other: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,312,000
    General - Other: $3,862,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,877,000
    General - Other: $2,767,000
    Regular Highways: $2,548,000
    Regular Highways: $2,192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,484,000
    Health - Other: $1,428,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $332,000
    Central Staff Services: $291,000
    Police Protection: $290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $287,000
    Central Staff Services: $281,000
    Police Protection: $280,000
    Financial Administration: $265,000
    Local Fire Protection: $221,000
    Financial Administration: $220,000
    Local Fire Protection: $217,000
    General Public Buildings: $199,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $194,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $187,000
    General Public Buildings: $151,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $99,000
    Air Transportation: $38,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $26,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,331,000
    Other: $114,000
    Other: $30,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $707,000
    Interest on Debt: $633,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $27,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,244,000
    Other: $960,000
    Other: $281,000
    General Local Government Support: $118,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,012,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,130,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,316,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,202,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,088,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,974,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,450,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,568,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,114,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,114,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $260,000
    General Revenue - Other: $122,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Rents: $24,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $8,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $285,000
    Parks and Recreation: $265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Regular Highways: $68,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Correctional Institutions: $44,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,578,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,364,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,202,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,611,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,710,000
    Highways: $1,399,000
    Highways: $1,388,000
    Other: $1,339,000
    General Local Government Support: $567,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,864,000
    Individual Income: $5,768,000
    Property: $951,000
    Property: $910,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $128,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
    Corporation License: $67,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $66,000
    Corporation License: $63,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $44,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,241,000
    : $3,509,000

Rowan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,367,000
    Cash and Securities: $13,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $1,913,000
    Other: $1,368,000
    Other: $1,328,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $9,799,000
    Health - Other: $12,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,312,000
    General - Other: $3,862,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,877,000
    General - Other: $2,767,000
    Regular Highways: $2,548,000
    Regular Highways: $2,192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,484,000
    Health - Other: $1,428,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $332,000
    Central Staff Services: $291,000
    Police Protection: $290,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $287,000
    Central Staff Services: $281,000
    Police Protection: $280,000
    Financial Administration: $265,000
    Local Fire Protection: $221,000
    Financial Administration: $220,000
    Local Fire Protection: $217,000
    General Public Buildings: $199,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $194,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $187,000
    General Public Buildings: $151,000
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000
    Solid Waste Management: $99,000
    Air Transportation: $38,000
    Air Transportation: $30,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000
    Transit Utilities: $27,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $26,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,331,000
    Other: $114,000
    Other: $30,000
    Health and Hospitals: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $707,000
    Interest on Debt: $633,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $27,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,244,000
    Other: $960,000
    Other: $281,000
    General Local Government Support: $118,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,012,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,130,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,316,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,202,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,088,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $9,974,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,450,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,568,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,114,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,114,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $260,000
    General Revenue - Other: $122,000
    Interest Earnings: $90,000
    Rents: $24,000
    Interest Earnings: $16,000
    Rents: $8,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $285,000
    Parks and Recreation: $265,000
    Parks and Recreation: $69,000
    Regular Highways: $68,000
    Health - Other: $60,000
    Correctional Institutions: $44,000
    Health - Other: $23,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,578,000
    Cash and Securities: $2,364,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,202,000
    Cash and Securities: $9,974,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,611,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,710,000
    Highways: $1,399,000
    Highways: $1,388,000
    Other: $1,339,000
    General Local Government Support: $567,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $5,864,000
    Individual Income: $5,768,000
    Property: $951,000
    Property: $910,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $128,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $117,000
    Corporation License: $67,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $66,000
    Corporation License: $63,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $44,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,241,000
    : $3,509,000

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
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