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Rowan County Statistics

Facts

Land area279.8 square miles
Population Density83.4 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)23,527
Population change0.8%
Under 5 years of age5.6%
Under 1819.3%
65 and over13.3%
Females51.5%
White96
Hispanic or Latino of any race1.4
Asian0.8%
Two or more races1.1%
Black or African American1.9%
Native American0.2%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school77%
Had a bachelor degree or higher23.8%
Veterans1,231

Households and Housing

Households8,305
Persons per household2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more79.5%
Median household income$35,236
The Per capita income$17,094
Live below the poverty line28.6%
Housing units10,030
Multi-unit structures12%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$96,700
Residents owning their homes65.2%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,823
Women-owned firms18%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$272,076
Retail sales per capita$12,039
Manufacturers shipments$259,812
Merchant wholesaler sales$54,111
Source US Census Data