Rowan County, NC has a population of 138,694 people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $44,494. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Rowan County, NC grew from 138,361 to 138,694, a 0.24% increase and its median household income grew from $43,069 to $44,494, a 3.31% increase.
The population of Rowan County, NC is 73.1% White, 16% Black, and 8.07% Hispanic. 9.1% of the people in Rowan County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rowan County, NC are Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, with 1,855 graduates, Catawba College, with 283 graduates, and Livingstone College, with 149 graduates.
The median property value in Rowan County, NC is $130,500, and the homeownership rate is 67.5%. Most people in Rowan County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Rowan County, NC is 2 cars per household.
Rowan County, NC is the 21st most populated county in North Carolina and borders Cabarrus County, NC; Davidson County, NC; Davie County, NC; Iredell County, NC; Montgomery County, NC; and Stanly County, NC& 1 more.