Rowan County, North Carolina Population 2018

Rowan County, North Carolina's estimated population is 140,644 with a growth rate of 1.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rowan County, North Carolina is the 21st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017140,6441,9501.41%
2016138,694-835-0.60%
2016139,5299530.69%
2015138,5764080.30%
2014138,1683860.28%
2013137,7822020.15%
2012137,580-271-0.20%
2011137,851-503-0.36%
2010138,35427,74925.09%
1990110,60511,41911.51%
198099,1869,15110.16%
197090,0357,2188.72%
196082,8177,4079.82%
195075,4106,2048.96%
194069,20612,54122.13%
193056,66512,60328.60%
192044,0626,54117.43%
191037,5216,45520.78%
190031,0666,94328.78%
189024,1234,15820.83%
188019,9653,15518.77%
187016,8102,22115.22%
186014,5897195.18%
185013,8701,76114.54%
184012,109-8,677-41.74%
183020,786-5,223-20.08%
182026,0094,46620.73%
181021,5431,4837.39%
180020,0604,23226.74%
179015,8280.00%

Rowan County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White108,360
Black or African American22,329
Some Other Race3,933
Two or More Races2,497
Asian1,252
American Indian and Alaska Native312
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander11

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Rowan County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Rowan County, North Carolina Median Age

40.3


Total

38.9


Male

41.7


Female

Rowan County, North Carolina Adults

There are 107,210 adults, (22,607 of which are seniors) in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Rowan County, North Carolina Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rowan County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

70,119

50.56%

Male

68,575

49.44%

Rowan County, North Carolina Households and Families

Rowan County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rowan County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All67.5%32.5%
Male59%41%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Female45.3%54.7%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rowan County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All51,4542.6167.5
Married25,5723.1280.5
Non Family16,2971.2357.9
Female7,0543.6145.3
Male2,5313.6259

3.14

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rowan County, North Carolina Households

Rowan County, North Carolina Education

Rowan County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4195.72%
9th to 12th Grade9,88110.42%
High School Graduate31,45633.18%
Some College21,30122.47%
Associates Degree10,04310.59%
Bachelors Degree12,06012.72%
Graduate Degree4,6504.90%

Rowan County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White73,65664,10314,107
Black13,84111,3012,053
Hispanic5,3912,567171
Other Race1,81164739
Multiple Races1,020801157
Asian886699204
Native American19115421
Islander11

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.02%.

Rowan County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,099$35,953$27,204
Less Than High School$20,219$23,627$14,809
High School Grad$28,406$33,232$21,642
Some College$31,101$37,260$27,491
Bachelors Degree$40,387$47,744$34,981
Graduate Degree$51,091$53,801$48,990

$31,099

Average Earnings

$35,953

Average Male

$27,204

Average Female

Rowan County, North Carolina Language

Rowan County, North Carolina Language by Age

Rowan County, North Carolina Language

90.88% of Rowan County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 9.12% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.47% of the population.

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White99,27312,87512.97%
Black20,7566,69632.26%
Hispanic11,0013,48331.66%
Other3,9041,80546.23%
Multiple2,15660828.20%
Asian1,24030424.52%
Native26913750.93%

17.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.10%

Male Poverty Rate

19.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rowan County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, North Carolina is Native, with 50.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, North Carolina is White, with 12.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.46%.

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.73%
High School15.24%
Some College11.02%
Bachelors or Greater3.48%

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.26%
Male Unemployed33.92%
Female Employed9.43%
Male Employed6.11%

Rowan County, North Carolina Income

Rowan County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,494$57,365
Families$52,802$66,596
Married Families$64,430$77,646
Non Families$25,502$34,301

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Rowan County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Rowan County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by War

9,766

Number of Veterans

9,317

Male Veterans

449

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,891
First Gulf War1,551
Second Gulf War1,017
Korea965
World War II514

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,362
75+2,310
55 to 642,278
35 to 542,213
18 to 34603

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8,2339.61%
Black1,4098.43%
Hispanic1231.90%
2 or More523.67%
Other341.60%
Asian272.72%
Hawaiian11100.00%

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rowan County, North Carolina Employment Status

Rowan County, North Carolina Employment by Age

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

Rowan County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Rowan County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Rowan County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Kannapolis 4260247839523712.29%
Salisbury33529340014721.41%
China Grove41624216541.30%
Spencer32733308351.07%
Landis30873121341.10%
Granite Quarry29602999391.32%
Rockwell21202144241.13%
East Spencer1552156080.52%
Cleveland87187870.80%
Faith789800111.39%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990