People

The total population of Rowan County is 24,618. The median age is 30.35

24,618

Total Population

Gender Distribution
Male

48.65%

Male

Female

51.35%

Female

Age Distribution

Ages 0 to 9
2734
Ages 10 to 19
3937
Ages 20 to 29
5248
Ages 30 to 39
2705
Ages 40 to 49
2413
Ages 50 to 59
2640
Ages 60 to 64
1322
Ages 65+
3619

Median Age

30

Population Growth (in thousands)

Educational Attainment

32.55% of the population in Rowan County have an Associate's degree or higher. 85.09% have a high school degree or higher.

< Grade 9
< Grade 9

5.96%

Grade 9-12
Grade 9-12

8.95%

High School
High School

33.93%

Some College
Some College

18.61%

Assoc Degree
Assoc Degree

6.76%

Bach Degree
Bach Degree

12.16%

Grad Degree
Grad Degree

13.63%

0

in the community

10

within 50 miles

Colleges

offer Associate's Degree or Certificate

1

in the community

27

within 50 miles

Universities

offer Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Labor Force

Rowan County has a labor force of 9,634 people, with an unemployment rate of 4.4%.

9,634

4.4%

-3.1%

Unemployment Rate Change (1 year)

What are the largest job counts by occupation?

Office and Administrative support

Office and Administrative support

16.05%

1,615

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners

9.19%

925

Education, Training/Library

Education, Training/Library

9.04%

909

Executive, Managers, and Administrators

Executive, Managers, and Administrators

8.58%

863

Sales

Sales

8.19%

824

Total Employees

10,060

20172018201920202021

The work distribution of total employees in Rowan County is:

26%

Blue Collar

73%

White Collar


Total Establishments

678

Community Skyline

Businesses and Jobs

Rowan County has a total of 678 businesses. In 2021, the leading industries in Rowan County were Health Care and Social Services, Education, Retail, and Accommodation and Food Services.

What are the top industries by jobs?

1
Health Care and Social Services

Health Care and Social Services

2,955

Jobs

92

Establishments

2
Education

Education

1,930

Jobs

28

Establishments

3
Retail

Retail

915

Jobs

105

Establishments

4
Accommodation and Food Services

Accommodation and Food Services

898

Jobs

53

Establishments

How many employees do businesses in Rowan County have?

1-4

Employees

1-4 Employees

57.82%

5-9 Employees

18.73%

10-19 Employees

12.68%

20-49 Employees

6.49%

50-99 Employees

2.65%

100+ Employees

1.62%

Income and Spending

Households in Rowan County earn a median yearly income of $41,870. 25.98% of the households earn more than the national average each year. Household expenditures average $47,810 per year. The majority of earnings get spent on Shelter, Transportation, Food and Beverages, Health Care, and Utilities.

$41,870

0

%

more than the county

24

%

less than the state

38

%

less than the nation

Income Distribution

How do people spend most of their money?

PER HOUSEHOLD

Shelter

Shelter

$10,168

Transportation

Transportation

$8,661

Food and Beverages

Food and Beverages

$7,113

Health Care

Health Care

$4,140

Utilities

Utilities

$3,682

Piggy Bank

$47,810

Housing

There are 31% more households who own their homes than there are renters.

Owners vs. Renters

HouseApartment Building

Transportation

Residents spend an average of 23 minutes commuting to work. Rowan County is served by 18 airports within 50 miles. Rail can be accessed within 13 miles. Interstates can be accessed within the community.

23min

0 + 18(+50 miles)

Interstate

13

Taxes

Top State Corporate Income Tax

5%

Top State Corporate Capital Gains Tax

5%

Top State Personal Income Tax

5%

Top State Personal Capital Gains Tax

5%

State Sales Tax

6%