Rowan County Population 2017

Rowan County's estimated population is 139,933 with a growth rate of 0.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rowan County is the 21st largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2016139,9339120.66%
2015139,0214630.33%
2014138,5584320.31%
2013138,1262940.21%
2012137,832-164-0.12%
2011137,996-379-0.27%
2010138,37527,77025.11%
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 Population Growth

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Rowan County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White111,43779.64%
Black or African American22,98716.43%
Two or More Races2,1731.55%
Asian1,5321.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native8030.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander890.06%

Rowan County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Rowan County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
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