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Rowan County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2022: 149,645 (61% urban, 39% rural); it was 130,340 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 24,421
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,566
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 36,737
Renter-occupied apartments: 16,153 (it was 13,203 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 511 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 293 people per square mile   (high).

March 2022 cost of living index in Rowan County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.4%), Manufacturing (16.3%), Retail trade (11.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 81%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Rowan County, NC (2022)
    • 102,71968.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 20,63913.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 15,85510.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8,7475.8%Two or more races
    • 1,4040.9%Asian alone
    • 1750.1%Some other race alone
    • 1060.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

39.9 years
North Carolina median age:

39.2 years
Males: 74,101  (49.5%)
Females: 75,544  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Rowan County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2022: $61,311 ($37,494 in 1999)
This county:

$61,311
North Carolina:

$67,481

Median contract rent in 2022 for apartments: $780 (lower quartile is $585, upper quartile is $1,037)
This county:

$780
State:

$945


Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $214,100 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
Rowan:

$214,100
North Carolina:

$280,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $127,900 - $328,700

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $263,262
Here:

$263,262
State:

$375,326

Townhouses or other attached units: $217,477
Here:

$217,477
State:

$317,935

In 2-unit structures: $202,454
Here:

$202,454
State:

$250,488

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $258,201
Here:

$258,201
State:

$254,939

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $225,458
Here:

$225,458
State:

$329,290

Mobile homes: $101,472
Here:

$101,472
State:

$124,933

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,106
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $368

Institutionalized population: 2,384

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

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 135
  • Burglaries: 230
  • Thefts: 596
  • Auto thefts: 121

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 21
  • Assaults: 137
  • Burglaries: 272
  • Thefts: 690
  • Auto thefts: 138
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 810 buildings, average cost: $309,100
  • 2021: 672 buildings, average cost: $287,000
  • 2020: 662 buildings, average cost: $298,000
  • 2019: 458 buildings, average cost: $306,800
  • 2018: 447 buildings, average cost: $299,400
  • 2017: 403 buildings, average cost: $305,200
  • 2016: 312 buildings, average cost: $331,900
  • 2015: 204 buildings, average cost: $311,000
  • 2014: 206 buildings, average cost: $306,800
  • 2013: 185 buildings, average cost: $249,600
  • 2012: 147 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2011: 98 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2010: 207 buildings, average cost: $192,200
  • 2009: 195 buildings, average cost: $209,800
  • 2008: 556 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2007: 710 buildings, average cost: $223,000
  • 2006: 647 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2005: 642 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2004: 626 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2003: 555 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2002: 655 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2001: 645 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2000: 630 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 1999: 683 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 1998: 689 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 1997: 579 buildings, average cost: $112,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Rowan, NC residents
Average permit cost in Rowan, NC

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,412 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,097 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Rowan, NC in 2022
Distribution of house value in Rowan, NC in 2022
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rowan, NC in 2022
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 15.6%
Rowan County:

15.6%
North Carolina:

12.8%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.6% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.3% for American Indian residents, 13.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.9% for other race residents, 28.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2022: 39.9 years old
(Males: 38.9 years old, Females: 41.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.8 years old, Black residents: 36.9 years old, American Indian residents: 31.9 years old, Asian residents: 52.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.1 years old, Other race residents: 30.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rowan County is $533 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $592 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $845 a month.

Cities in this county include: Salisbury, China Grove, Spencer, Landis, Enochville, Granite Quarry, Rockwell, East Spencer, Cleveland, Faith.

Rowan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2023 air pollution in Rowan County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Creek County, Oklahoma , Logan County, Oklahoma , Loudon County, Tennessee , Okmulgee County, Oklahoma , Sequatchie County, Tennessee , Smith County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.1%
North Carolina:

3.2%

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

Current college students: 5,618
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,951 (41.6% naturalized citizens)

Rowan County:

6.6%
Whole state:

8.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,7782010 or later
  • 2,3532000 to 2009
  • 1,8891990 to 1999
  • 9841980 to 1989
  • 2671970 to 1979
  • 334Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute):  minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 99.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 47,691
  • One, attached: 619
  • Two: 1,351
  • 3 or 4: 1,374
  • 5 to 9: 1,397
  • 10 to 19: 1,320
  • 20 to 49: 456
  • 50 or more: 897
  • Mobile homes: 9,856
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 79

Housing units in Rowan County with a mortgage: 27,815 (2,178 second mortgage, 63 home equity loan, 2,115 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,064

Here:

96.4% with mortgage
State:

97.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rowan County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant36,841151
Mainline Protestant22,33983
Catholic3,1331
Black Protestant1,89913
Other5155
None74,457-
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: 23
Rowan County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Rowan County:

4.31 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 91
This county:

6.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rowan County:

11.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Rowan County:

29.7%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Rowan County:

Average size of farms: 121 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $38,120
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $439.44
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $29,837
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 42.49%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.93%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,993
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.83
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 12.71%
Corn for grain: 4766 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7673 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 16415 harvested acres
Vegetables: 599 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Earthquake activity:

Rowan County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 213.4 miles away from Rowan County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 260.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 189.1 miles away from Rowan County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 194.0 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:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Florence, Incident Period: September 7, 2018 - September 29, 2018, FEMA Id: 4393, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd & Irene, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to November 02, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1292: September 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 15, 1999 to October 04, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3146: September 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3146, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-844: September 25, 1989, FEMA Id: 844, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 11, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3049: August 11, 1977, FEMA Id: 3049, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rowan County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Droughts: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Rowan

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 44,286 (75.5%)
  • Carpooled: 5,632 (9.6%)
  • Bus: 110 (0.2%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 78 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 594 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 135 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 811 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 5,925 (10.1%)
Class of Workers in 2022
Most common industries in 2022 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2022


  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2022


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2022 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2022


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2022


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (40%)
  • Honduras (16%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Afghanistan (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rowan County


  • American (16%)
  • German (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)

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

People in group quarters in Rowan County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 1,446 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,000 people in state prisons
  • 871 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 248 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 143 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 141 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 132 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 113 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 48 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 45 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 40 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 37 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 22 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Rowan County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 1,539 people in nursing homes
  • 1,170 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 956 people in state prisons
  • 461 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 167 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 105 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 69 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 59 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 43 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 27 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $59,008.

7.88% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($54,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.88%
North Carolina average:

8.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.82% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($38,284 average AGI)
2.06% relocated from other states ($15,864 average AGI)
Rowan County:

2.06%
North Carolina average:

4.18%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Cabarrus County, NC  2.23% ($49,928 average AGI)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  1.02% ($61,350)
from Iredell County, NC  0.69% ($69,275)
from Davidson County, NC  0.31% ($43,387)
from Davie County, NC  0.15% ($38,438)
from Stanly County, NC  0.15% ($38,362)
from Guilford County, NC  0.14% ($37,256)


6.56% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($46,291 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
North Carolina average:

7.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.78% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($32,833 average AGI)
1.78% relocated to other states ($13,459 average AGI)
Rowan County:

1.78%
North Carolina average:

3.18%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Cabarrus County, NC  1.45% ($43,990 average AGI)
to Davidson County, NC  0.58% ($41,765)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.53% ($46,481)
to Iredell County, NC  0.52% ($46,089)
to Forsyth County, NC  0.17% ($36,278)
to Davie County, NC  0.15% ($39,388)
to Guilford County, NC  0.14% ($38,133)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2010 to 2022: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Rowan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2020: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Rowan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Rowan County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.2%
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: 23,149 (18,196 aged, 4,953 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,319 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,956)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,707)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,421)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,274)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,172)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,124)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (945)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (938)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (916)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (736)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,393
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 459
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,303

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,238
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,053
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 61.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 38.7
  • Other - 22.5

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 165.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 113.8
  • Poisoning - 27.9
  • Other - 23.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 149,645
  • Male householders: 26,725 (8,162 living alone), Female householders: 31,465 (9,649 living alone)
  • 27,438 spouses (27,340 opposite-sex spouses), 4,010 unmarried partners, (3,747 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 41,791 children (39,192 natural, 1,034 adopted, 1,565 stepchildren), 3,047 grandchildren, 1,679 brothers or sisters, 1,566 parents, 612 foster children, 2,608 other relatives, 4,574 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,130

Size of family households: 17,872 2-persons, 8,994 3-persons, 3,897 4-persons, 3,472 5-persons, 1,909 6-persons, 667 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 17,811 1-person, 2,631 2-persons, 851 3-persons, 86 4-persons.

15,708 married couples with children.
11,617 single-parent households (1,577 men, 10,040 women).

89.9% of residents of Rowan speak English at home.
7.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $683,420,000 ($5,088 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $27,347,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $320,482,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $138,950,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,732,000
Federal grants: $108,323,000
Federal procurement contracts: $19,442,000 ($738,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $93,492,000 ($12,997,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $13,155,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $37,975,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,157,000

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

Births: 8,850
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,889
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,031
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +919
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rowan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.15 millions of gallons per day (9% from ground, 91% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • 1,7352020 or later
  • 3,8402010 to 2019
  • 9,7442000 to 2009
  • 10,3791990 to 1999
  • 6,7341980 to 1989
  • 9,0061970 to 1979
  • 4,6691960 to 1969
  • 5,9661950 to 1959
  • 5,5311940 to 1949
  • 7,4361939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rowan County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • 2531 room
  • 2082 rooms
  • 8263 rooms
  • 4,3314 rooms
  • 11,7585 rooms
  • 10,3686 rooms
  • 6,4797 rooms
  • 3,7148 rooms
  • 6,0469+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • 4801 room
  • 5112 rooms
  • 2,0193 rooms
  • 4,8194 rooms
  • 3,3975 rooms
  • 1,2446 rooms
  • 1,0997 rooms
  • 3358 rooms
  • 3039+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rowan County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • 253no bedroom
  • 1,0911 bedroom
  • 9,3442 bedrooms
  • 25,7533 bedrooms
  • 6,0504 bedrooms
  • 1,4925+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rowan County, North Carolina
  • 480no bedroom
  • 1,9191 bedroom
  • 7,1822 bedrooms
  • 3,6513 bedrooms
  • 9754 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rowan County, North Carolina 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
  • 830no vehicle
  • 11,0121 vehicle
  • 17,8702 vehicles
  • 8,4773 vehicles
  • 3,9034 vehicles
  • 1,8915+ 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
  • 1,493no vehicle
  • 6,2791 vehicle
  • 4,5242 vehicles
  • 1,6853 vehicles
  • 2164 vehicles
  • 105+ vehicles

89.0% of Rowan County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in North Carolina.

Rowan County:

89.0%
State average:

87.3%

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

  • This state: 94,734
  • Other state: 42,641
  • Northeast: 13,542
  • Midwest: 8,464
  • South: 16,602
  • West: 4,033
Year householders moved into unit in Rowan County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rowan County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 67.8%Electricity
  • 27.1%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.4%Electricity
  • 19.7%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,349
Here:

9.0%
North Carolina:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 562
Here:

7.9%
North Carolina:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,348
Here:

46.7%
North Carolina:

19.3%

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 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,470,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,417,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,456,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,359,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,191,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,738,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,724,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,971,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,786,000
    Other: $2,604,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,587,000
    Other: $2,238,000
    Hospital Public: $2,048,000
    Hospital Public: $1,910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,502,000
    Air Transportation: $1,350,000
    Air Transportation: $1,193,000
    Parks and Recreation: $842,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $616,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $525,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $314,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $208,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $3,408,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,232,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,108,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,128,000
    Police Protection: $1,031,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $998,000
    Libraries: $825,000
    Health - Other: $676,000
    Air Transportation: $585,000
    General Public Buildings: $341,000
    General - Other: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $108,000
    Air Transportation: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    Health - Other: $24,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $191,215,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $178,590,000
    Other Higher Education: $47,716,000
    Other Higher Education: $41,712,000
    Police Protection: $18,121,000
    Police Protection: $16,083,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,174,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,872,000
    Health - Other: $13,538,000
    Health - Other: $11,897,000
    Liquor Stores: $11,840,000
    Liquor Stores: $9,662,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,074,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,802,000
    Financial Administration: $4,093,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,085,000
    Financial Administration: $4,018,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,979,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,887,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,770,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,258,000
    Libraries: $3,061,000
    Libraries: $2,975,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,892,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,666,000
    General - Other: $2,290,000
    General - Other: $2,195,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,133,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,849,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,510,000
    Air Transportation: $1,427,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,206,000
    Air Transportation: $1,175,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $895,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $789,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $731,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $671,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $458,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $329,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000
    Water Utilities: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,569,000
    Public Welfare: $8,662,000
    Education: $1,221,000
    Education: $938,000
    Health and Hospitals: $591,000
    Health and Hospitals: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $375,000
    Transit Utilities: $267,000
    Other: $144,000
    Housing and Community Development: $126,000
    Other: $106,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
    Air Transportation: $50,000
    General Local Government Support: $44,000
    General Local Government Support: $16,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,262,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,840,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $6,468,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $5,831,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,118,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,024,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $83,000
    Other - Health - Other: $49,000
    Other - Health - Other: $43,000
    Other - Police Protection: $4,000
    Other - Police Protection: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $724,000
    Public Welfare: $574,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    General - Other: $198,000
    Police Protection: $154,000
    Police Protection: $96,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Correctional Institutions: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $7,745,000
    Education: $6,245,000
    Transit Utilities: $49,000
    Transit Utilities: $36,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    Other: $11,000
    Other: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,372,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,209,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,664,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,578,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,793,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,332,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,700,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,957,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,263,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,574,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,520,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,966,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,441,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,240,000
    Rents: $630,000
    Rents: $586,000
    Sale of Property: $321,000
    Interest Earnings: $115,000
    Sale of Property: $50,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,015,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,186,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,254,000
    Police Protection: $878,000
    Police Protection: $859,000
    Solid Waste Management: $638,000
    Health - Other: $479,000
    Health - Other: $465,000
    Central Staff Services: $448,000
    Transit Utilities: $306,000
    Transit Utilities: $285,000
    General Public Building: $211,000
    Financial Administration: $183,000
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000
    Correctional Institutions: $80,000
    Central Staff Services: $73,000
    Air Transportation: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000
    Financial Administration: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $44,000
    Air Transportation: $40,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    General - Other: $29,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000
    General - Other: $14,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Libraries: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,136,000
    Cash and Securities: $1,549,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $12,812,000
    Liquor Stores: $10,367,000
    Transit Utilities: $355,000
    Transit Utilities: $297,000
    Water Utilities: $139,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $186,142,000
    Education: $164,593,000
    Public Welfare: $7,248,000
    Public Welfare: $6,796,000
    Other: $2,890,000
    Other: $1,742,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,509,000
    Health and Hospitals: $895,000
    Health and Hospitals: $803,000
    Transit Utilities: $658,000
    General Local Government Support: $524,000
    General Local Government Support: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $398,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,642,000
    Property: $87,499,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,531,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,515,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,599,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,577,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,375,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,366,000
    Other License: $653,000
    Other License: $630,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $472,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $384,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $184,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $130,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $116,021,000
    : $111,768,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000
    Interest on Debt: $6,000

Rowan County government finances - Revenue in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,470,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,417,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,456,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,359,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,191,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,738,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,724,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,971,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,786,000
    Other: $2,604,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,587,000
    Other: $2,238,000
    Hospital Public: $2,048,000
    Hospital Public: $1,910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,502,000
    Air Transportation: $1,350,000
    Air Transportation: $1,193,000
    Parks and Recreation: $842,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $616,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $525,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $314,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $208,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $3,408,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,232,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,108,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,128,000
    Police Protection: $1,031,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $998,000
    Libraries: $825,000
    Health - Other: $676,000
    Air Transportation: $585,000
    General Public Buildings: $341,000
    General - Other: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $108,000
    Air Transportation: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    Health - Other: $24,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $191,215,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $178,590,000
    Other Higher Education: $47,716,000
    Other Higher Education: $41,712,000
    Police Protection: $18,121,000
    Police Protection: $16,083,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,174,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,872,000
    Health - Other: $13,538,000
    Health - Other: $11,897,000
    Liquor Stores: $11,840,000
    Liquor Stores: $9,662,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,074,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,802,000
    Financial Administration: $4,093,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,085,000
    Financial Administration: $4,018,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,979,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,887,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,770,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,258,000
    Libraries: $3,061,000
    Libraries: $2,975,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,892,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,666,000
    General - Other: $2,290,000
    General - Other: $2,195,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,133,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,849,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,510,000
    Air Transportation: $1,427,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,206,000
    Air Transportation: $1,175,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $895,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $789,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $731,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $671,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $458,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $329,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000
    Water Utilities: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,569,000
    Public Welfare: $8,662,000
    Education: $1,221,000
    Education: $938,000
    Health and Hospitals: $591,000
    Health and Hospitals: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $375,000
    Transit Utilities: $267,000
    Other: $144,000
    Housing and Community Development: $126,000
    Other: $106,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
    Air Transportation: $50,000
    General Local Government Support: $44,000
    General Local Government Support: $16,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,262,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,840,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $6,468,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $5,831,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,118,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,024,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $83,000
    Other - Health - Other: $49,000
    Other - Health - Other: $43,000
    Other - Police Protection: $4,000
    Other - Police Protection: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $724,000
    Public Welfare: $574,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    General - Other: $198,000
    Police Protection: $154,000
    Police Protection: $96,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Correctional Institutions: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $7,745,000
    Education: $6,245,000
    Transit Utilities: $49,000
    Transit Utilities: $36,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    Other: $11,000
    Other: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,372,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,209,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,664,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,578,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,793,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,332,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,700,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,957,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,263,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,574,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,520,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,966,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,441,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,240,000
    Rents: $630,000
    Rents: $586,000
    Sale of Property: $321,000
    Interest Earnings: $115,000
    Sale of Property: $50,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,015,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,186,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,254,000
    Police Protection: $878,000
    Police Protection: $859,000
    Solid Waste Management: $638,000
    Health - Other: $479,000
    Health - Other: $465,000
    Central Staff Services: $448,000
    Transit Utilities: $306,000
    Transit Utilities: $285,000
    General Public Building: $211,000
    Financial Administration: $183,000
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000
    Correctional Institutions: $80,000
    Central Staff Services: $73,000
    Air Transportation: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000
    Financial Administration: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $44,000
    Air Transportation: $40,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    General - Other: $29,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000
    General - Other: $14,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Libraries: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,136,000
    Cash and Securities: $1,549,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $12,812,000
    Liquor Stores: $10,367,000
    Transit Utilities: $355,000
    Transit Utilities: $297,000
    Water Utilities: $139,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $186,142,000
    Education: $164,593,000
    Public Welfare: $7,248,000
    Public Welfare: $6,796,000
    Other: $2,890,000
    Other: $1,742,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,509,000
    Health and Hospitals: $895,000
    Health and Hospitals: $803,000
    Transit Utilities: $658,000
    General Local Government Support: $524,000
    General Local Government Support: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $398,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,642,000
    Property: $87,499,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,531,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,515,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,599,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,577,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,375,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,366,000
    Other License: $653,000
    Other License: $630,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $472,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $384,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $184,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $130,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $116,021,000
    : $111,768,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000
    Interest on Debt: $6,000

Rowan County government finances - Debt in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,470,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,417,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,456,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,359,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,191,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,738,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,724,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,971,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,786,000
    Other: $2,604,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,587,000
    Other: $2,238,000
    Hospital Public: $2,048,000
    Hospital Public: $1,910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,502,000
    Air Transportation: $1,350,000
    Air Transportation: $1,193,000
    Parks and Recreation: $842,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $616,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $525,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $314,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $208,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $3,408,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,232,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,108,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,128,000
    Police Protection: $1,031,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $998,000
    Libraries: $825,000
    Health - Other: $676,000
    Air Transportation: $585,000
    General Public Buildings: $341,000
    General - Other: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $108,000
    Air Transportation: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    Health - Other: $24,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $191,215,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $178,590,000
    Other Higher Education: $47,716,000
    Other Higher Education: $41,712,000
    Police Protection: $18,121,000
    Police Protection: $16,083,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,174,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,872,000
    Health - Other: $13,538,000
    Health - Other: $11,897,000
    Liquor Stores: $11,840,000
    Liquor Stores: $9,662,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,074,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,802,000
    Financial Administration: $4,093,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,085,000
    Financial Administration: $4,018,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,979,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,887,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,770,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,258,000
    Libraries: $3,061,000
    Libraries: $2,975,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,892,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,666,000
    General - Other: $2,290,000
    General - Other: $2,195,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,133,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,849,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,510,000
    Air Transportation: $1,427,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,206,000
    Air Transportation: $1,175,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $895,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $789,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $731,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $671,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $458,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $329,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000
    Water Utilities: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,569,000
    Public Welfare: $8,662,000
    Education: $1,221,000
    Education: $938,000
    Health and Hospitals: $591,000
    Health and Hospitals: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $375,000
    Transit Utilities: $267,000
    Other: $144,000
    Housing and Community Development: $126,000
    Other: $106,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
    Air Transportation: $50,000
    General Local Government Support: $44,000
    General Local Government Support: $16,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,262,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,840,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $6,468,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $5,831,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,118,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,024,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $83,000
    Other - Health - Other: $49,000
    Other - Health - Other: $43,000
    Other - Police Protection: $4,000
    Other - Police Protection: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $724,000
    Public Welfare: $574,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    General - Other: $198,000
    Police Protection: $154,000
    Police Protection: $96,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Correctional Institutions: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $7,745,000
    Education: $6,245,000
    Transit Utilities: $49,000
    Transit Utilities: $36,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    Other: $11,000
    Other: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,372,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,209,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,664,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,578,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,793,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,332,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,700,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,957,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,263,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,574,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,520,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,966,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,441,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,240,000
    Rents: $630,000
    Rents: $586,000
    Sale of Property: $321,000
    Interest Earnings: $115,000
    Sale of Property: $50,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,015,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,186,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,254,000
    Police Protection: $878,000
    Police Protection: $859,000
    Solid Waste Management: $638,000
    Health - Other: $479,000
    Health - Other: $465,000
    Central Staff Services: $448,000
    Transit Utilities: $306,000
    Transit Utilities: $285,000
    General Public Building: $211,000
    Financial Administration: $183,000
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000
    Correctional Institutions: $80,000
    Central Staff Services: $73,000
    Air Transportation: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000
    Financial Administration: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $44,000
    Air Transportation: $40,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    General - Other: $29,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000
    General - Other: $14,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Libraries: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,136,000
    Cash and Securities: $1,549,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $12,812,000
    Liquor Stores: $10,367,000
    Transit Utilities: $355,000
    Transit Utilities: $297,000
    Water Utilities: $139,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $186,142,000
    Education: $164,593,000
    Public Welfare: $7,248,000
    Public Welfare: $6,796,000
    Other: $2,890,000
    Other: $1,742,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,509,000
    Health and Hospitals: $895,000
    Health and Hospitals: $803,000
    Transit Utilities: $658,000
    General Local Government Support: $524,000
    General Local Government Support: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $398,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,642,000
    Property: $87,499,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,531,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,515,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,599,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,577,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,375,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,366,000
    Other License: $653,000
    Other License: $630,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $472,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $384,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $184,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $130,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $116,021,000
    : $111,768,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000
    Interest on Debt: $6,000

Rowan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2020:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,470,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $4,417,000
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,456,000
    Higher Education - Other: $5,359,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,191,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,738,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,724,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,971,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,786,000
    Other: $2,604,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,587,000
    Other: $2,238,000
    Hospital Public: $2,048,000
    Hospital Public: $1,910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,502,000
    Air Transportation: $1,350,000
    Air Transportation: $1,193,000
    Parks and Recreation: $842,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $616,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $525,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $314,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $208,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $69,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $16,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $10,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $3,408,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,232,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,108,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,041,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,128,000
    Police Protection: $1,031,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $998,000
    Libraries: $825,000
    Health - Other: $676,000
    Air Transportation: $585,000
    General Public Buildings: $341,000
    General - Other: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $108,000
    Air Transportation: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    Health - Other: $24,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $191,215,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $178,590,000
    Other Higher Education: $47,716,000
    Other Higher Education: $41,712,000
    Police Protection: $18,121,000
    Police Protection: $16,083,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $15,174,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $14,872,000
    Health - Other: $13,538,000
    Health - Other: $11,897,000
    Liquor Stores: $11,840,000
    Liquor Stores: $9,662,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,074,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,802,000
    Financial Administration: $4,093,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,085,000
    Financial Administration: $4,018,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,979,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,887,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,770,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,258,000
    Libraries: $3,061,000
    Libraries: $2,975,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,892,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,666,000
    General - Other: $2,290,000
    General - Other: $2,195,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,133,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,849,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,510,000
    Air Transportation: $1,427,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,206,000
    Air Transportation: $1,175,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $895,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $789,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $731,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $671,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $458,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $329,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000
    Water Utilities: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,569,000
    Public Welfare: $8,662,000
    Education: $1,221,000
    Education: $938,000
    Health and Hospitals: $591,000
    Health and Hospitals: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $375,000
    Transit Utilities: $267,000
    Other: $144,000
    Housing and Community Development: $126,000
    Other: $106,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
    Air Transportation: $50,000
    General Local Government Support: $44,000
    General Local Government Support: $16,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,262,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,840,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $6,468,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $5,831,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,118,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,024,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $83,000
    Other - Health - Other: $49,000
    Other - Health - Other: $43,000
    Other - Police Protection: $4,000
    Other - Police Protection: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $724,000
    Public Welfare: $574,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    General - Other: $198,000
    Police Protection: $154,000
    Police Protection: $96,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $56,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Correctional Institutions: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $7,745,000
    Education: $6,245,000
    Transit Utilities: $49,000
    Transit Utilities: $36,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    Other: $11,000
    Other: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $86,372,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,209,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,664,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $69,578,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,500,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,793,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,332,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,700,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,957,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,263,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,574,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,520,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,966,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,441,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,240,000
    Rents: $630,000
    Rents: $586,000
    Sale of Property: $321,000
    Interest Earnings: $115,000
    Sale of Property: $50,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,015,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,186,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,254,000
    Police Protection: $878,000
    Police Protection: $859,000
    Solid Waste Management: $638,000
    Health - Other: $479,000
    Health - Other: $465,000
    Central Staff Services: $448,000
    Transit Utilities: $306,000
    Transit Utilities: $285,000
    General Public Building: $211,000
    Financial Administration: $183,000
    Parks and Recreation: $134,000
    Correctional Institutions: $80,000
    Central Staff Services: $73,000
    Air Transportation: $62,000
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000
    Financial Administration: $54,000
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $44,000
    Air Transportation: $40,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    General - Other: $29,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000
    General - Other: $14,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,000
    Libraries: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,136,000
    Cash and Securities: $1,549,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $12,812,000
    Liquor Stores: $10,367,000
    Transit Utilities: $355,000
    Transit Utilities: $297,000
    Water Utilities: $139,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $186,142,000
    Education: $164,593,000
    Public Welfare: $7,248,000
    Public Welfare: $6,796,000
    Other: $2,890,000
    Other: $1,742,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,509,000
    Health and Hospitals: $895,000
    Health and Hospitals: $803,000
    Transit Utilities: $658,000
    General Local Government Support: $524,000
    General Local Government Support: $510,000
    Transit Utilities: $398,000
    Housing and Community Development: $117,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,642,000
    Property: $87,499,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,531,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $24,515,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,599,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,577,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,375,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,366,000
    Other License: $653,000
    Other License: $630,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $472,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $384,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $184,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $130,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $116,021,000
    : $111,768,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000
    Interest on Debt: $6,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,455
  • Number of aged recipients: 199
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,256
  • Number of recipients under 18: 552
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,481
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 422
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 864
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,070
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 28 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED204$111,0051,427$104,2594,792$110,490208$27,8566$374,000555$87,757
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$78,875208$72,303631$97,79725$26,7200$047$75,660
APPLICATIONS DENIED38$95,632557$70,7951,825$92,724213$23,3001$55,000159$82,491
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$97,810166$105,892783$104,29018$33,0560$056$90,411
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$112,25041$109,073154$115,2864$30,5000$016$94,125
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 28 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED406$114,466610$120,42549$86,918
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED83$104,012178$121,39311$79,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$119,46712$132,1675$97,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$112,47850$137,9808$200,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$152,66712$90,0831$84,000
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rowan, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rowan, NC - Value
Most common first names in Rowan County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,26371.0 years
Mary1,13678.0 years
John1,07374.1 years
William1,01173.6 years
Robert74471.0 years
Charles45770.3 years
George44573.5 years
Margaret37277.0 years
Ruth36378.7 years
Annie33078.7 years
Most common last names in Rowan County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith54273.6 years
Brown40675.0 years
Miller38675.3 years
Williams28471.2 years
Jones27372.4 years
Beaver25375.7 years
Davis24973.3 years
Johnson24472.9 years
Overcash21576.7 years
Morgan20675.3 years
Businesses in Rowan County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy2
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture4
Advance Auto Parts5Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1Marshalls1
AutoZone3MasterBrand Cabinets3
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's5
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Nike8
Burger King2Nissan1
CVS3Office Depot1
Chevrolet1Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A1Olive Garden1
Cold Stone Creamery1Outback1
Comfort Suites1Outback Steakhouse1
Cracker Barrel1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless3Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen2PetSmart1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut4
Discount Tire1Quality1
Domino's Pizza3RadioShack2
Dunkin Donuts1Rite Aid4
FedEx18Ryan's Grill1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SAS Shoes1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC4Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Staples1
Goodwill2Super 81
H&R Block3T-Mobile3
Hardee's2Taco Bell2
Hilton1Tire Kingdom1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Honda1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul5
JCPenney1UPS20
Jimmy John's2Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Waffle House1
Kincaid2Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's4
Kohl's1YMCA5

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