Rowan County, North Carolina Population 2019

Rowan County, North Carolina's estimated population is 140,537 with a growth rate of 0.75% 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
2018141,2627250.52%
2017140,5371,0420.75%
2016139,4959070.65%
2015138,5884460.32%
2014138,1424000.29%
2013137,7421910.14%
2012137,551-285-0.21%
2011137,836-532-0.38%
2010138,36827,76325.10%
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
White107,976
Black or African American22,573
Some Other Race4,283
Two or More Races2,527
Asian1,257
American Indian and Alaska Native306
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander18

Rowan County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Rowan County, North Carolina Median Age

40.1


Total

38.8


Male

41.6


Female

Rowan County, North Carolina Adults

There are 107,465 adults, (22,800 of whom are seniors) in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Rowan County, North Carolina Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Rowan County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

70,129

50.47%

Male

68,811

49.53%

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
Married81.2%18.8%
All68.1%31.9%
Male58.9%41.1%
Non Family57.7%42.3%
Female46.2%53.8%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All51,7982.668.1
Married26,1643.1181.2
Non Family16,1121.257.7
Female6,8783.5746.2
Male2,6443.5458.9

3.13

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rowan County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,3135.59%
9th to 12th Grade9,4069.89%
High School Graduate31,49733.13%
Some College21,57222.69%
Associates Degree9,83710.35%
Bachelors Degree12,61613.27%
Graduate Degree4,8375.09%

Rowan County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White73,57964,31514,824
Black13,92411,5562,055
Hispanic5,5452,835183
Other Race2,03083341
Multiple Races1,155952134
Asian886673234
Native American19215432
Islander1899

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,204$37,205$29,208
Less Than High School$22,219$25,439$15,629
High School Grad$29,494$33,608$22,983
Some College$32,503$40,273$28,885
Bachelors Degree$42,160$51,191$36,949
Graduate Degree$50,935$63,017$47,144

$32,204

Average Earnings

$37,205

Average Male

$29,208

Average Female

Rowan County, North Carolina Language

Rowan County, North Carolina Language by Age

Rowan County, North Carolina Language

90.84% of Rowan County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 9.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.57% of the population.

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty

Rowan County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White99,11712,64512.76%
Black20,9966,01128.63%
Hispanic11,3503,19028.11%
Other4,2411,61137.99%
Multiple2,16335216.27%
Asian1,24326321.16%
Native26615658.65%

16.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.36%

Male Poverty Rate

18.16%

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 58.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rowan County, North Carolina is White, with 12.76% 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 19.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.58%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.37%
High School14.27%
Some College11.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.16%
Male Unemployed30.55%
Female Employed8.62%
Male Employed5.99%

Rowan County, North Carolina Income

Rowan County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,978$61,029
Families$57,152$71,311
Married Families$68,730$82,658
Non Families$24,829$34,641

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Rowan County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans

9,349

Number of Veterans

8,849

Male Veterans

500

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,923
First Gulf War1,499
Second Gulf War1,100
Korea878
World War II450

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7,9559.32%
Black1,2327.31%
Hispanic1612.41%
2 or More815.27%
Other492.02%
Hawaiian18100.00%
Asian141.36%

Rowan County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

9.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rowan County, North Carolina Employment Status

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  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