Rowan County PUMA, NC

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Population

138,813

0.171% growth

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$46,936

5.57% growth

Poverty Rate

16.8%


Number of Employees

55,668

2.42% growth

Median Property Value

$130,300

0.0767% decline

About

In 2017, Rowan County PUMA, NC had a population of 139k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $46,936. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rowan County PUMA, NC grew from 138,576 to 138,813, a 0.171% increase and its median household income grew from $44,458 to $46,936, a 5.57% increase.

The population of Rowan County PUMA, NC is 72.7% White Alone, 16.1% Black or African American Alone, and 8.32% Hispanic or Latino. 9.17% of the people in Rowan County PUMA, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rowan County PUMA, NC are Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (1,201 degrees awarded in 2016), Catawba College (278 degrees), and Livingstone College (151 degrees).

The median property value in Rowan County PUMA, NC is $130,300, and the homeownership rate is 68.1%. Most people in Rowan County PUMA, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Rowan County PUMA, NC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Rowan County PUMA, NC employs 55.7k people. The largest industries in Rowan County PUMA, NC are Construction (4,369 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,931 people), and Hospitals (3,515 people), and the highest paying industries are Fiber, yarn, & thread mills ($123,324), Shoe stores ($104,695), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($102,806).

Median household income in Rowan County PUMA, NC is $46,936. Males in Rowan County PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,265. The income inequality in Rowan County PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.423, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,936

2017 value

± $1,599

5.57%

1 Year Growth

± 4.35%

Households in Rowan County PUMA, NC have a median annual income of $46,936, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,458 in 2016, which represents a 5.57% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$51,630

Average Male Salary

± $7,685

$39,265

Average Female Salary

± $4,834

In 2017, full-time male employees in Rowan County PUMA, NC made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Rowan County PUMA, NC by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,205 ± $68,834

  2. Two or More Races

    $45,913 ± $39,486

  3. White

    $42,696 ± $5,223

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rowan County PUMA, NC workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.423

2017 Wage GINI

0.416

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Rowan County PUMA, NC was 0.423 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.7% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Rowan County PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rowan County PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rowan County PUMA, NC was Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $116,029, followed by Charlotte City (South) PUMA, NC and Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC, with respective values of $103,475 and $102,529.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Rowan County PUMA, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rowan County PUMA, NC (22.6k out of 135k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    14,240 ± 891

  2. Black

    6,011 ± 577

  3. Hispanic

    3,190 ± 426

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rowan County PUMA, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

55.7k

2017 Value

2.42%

1 Year growth

± 2.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rowan County PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 54.4k employees to 55.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rowan County PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,797 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,653 people), and Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators (1,569 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rowan County PUMA, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rowan County PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,797 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,653 people), and Miscellaneous assemblers & fabricators (1,569 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Rowan County PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Textile winding, twisting, & drawing out machine setters, operators, & tenders (72.8 times higher than expected), Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders (4.69 times), and Railroad conductors & yardmasters (4.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rowan County PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($297,653), Chief executives & legislators ($139,530), and Sewing machine operators ($135,744).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55.7k

2017 Value

2.42%

1 Year growth

± 2.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rowan County PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 54.4k employees to 55.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rowan County PUMA, NC, are Construction (4,369 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,931 people), and Hospitals (3,515 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rowan County PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Rowan County PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Rowan County PUMA, NC, by number of employees, are Construction (4,369 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,931 people), and Hospitals (3,515 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Rowan County PUMA, NC has an unusually high number of Fiber, yarn, & thread mills (55.6 times higher than expected), Clay building material & refractories manufacturing (34.4 times), and Knitting fabric mills, & apparel knitting mills (24.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rowan County PUMA, NC, by average salary, are Fiber, yarn, & thread mills ($123,324), Shoe stores ($104,695), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($102,806).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.8% of the population of Rowan County PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 39.8% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.66% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Rowan County PUMA, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Rowan County PUMA, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.2%

Uninsured

39.8%

Employer Coverage

18.6%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.66%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rowan County PUMA, NC stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 14.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rowan County PUMA, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Rowan County PUMA, NC is home to a population of 139k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Rowan County PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Rowan County PUMA, NC is composed of 101k White Alone residents (72.7%), 22.4k Black or African American Alone residents (16.1%), 11.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.32%), 2.21k Two or More Races residents (1.59%), 1.26k Asian Alone residents (0.906%), 285 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.205%), 194 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.14%), and 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00648%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rowan County PUMA, NC are Spanish (9,917 speakers), Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (417 speakers), and German (228 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rowan County PUMA, NC was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Rowan County PUMA, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Rowan County PUMA, NC residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

4.57%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.34k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Rowan County PUMA, NC residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rowan County PUMA, NC was 4.57%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,423 ± 1,198 people

  2. Honduras

    614 ± 607 people

  3. El Salvador

    571 ± 585 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rowan County PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 2,423 Rowan County PUMA, NC residents, followed by Honduras with 614 and El Salvador with 571.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Rowan County PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rowan County PUMA, NC was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    101k ± 173

  2. Black or African American Alone

    22.4k ± 365

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11.6k ± 1.16k

In 2017, there were 4.51 times more White Alone residents (101k people) in Rowan County PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.4k Black or African American Alone and 11.6k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Rowan County PUMA, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    9,917 speakers (7.58%)

  2. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages

    417 speakers (0.319%)

  3. German

    228 speakers (0.174%)

9.17% of Rowan County PUMA, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Rowan County PUMA, NC was Spanish. 7.58% of the overall population of Rowan County PUMA, NC are native Spanish speakers. 0.319% speak Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages and 0.174% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,730 ± 345

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,151 ± 209

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,100 ± 255

Rowan County PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Rowan County PUMA, NC awarded 1,669 degrees. The student population of Rowan County PUMA, NC is skewed towards women, with 3,244 male students and 4,747 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rowan County PUMA, NC are White (1,061 and 64.3%), followed by Black or African American (433 and 26.2%), Hispanic or Latino (94 and 5.7%), and Asian (25 and 1.52%).

The largest universities in Rowan County PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (1,201 and 72%), Catawba College (278 and 16.7%), and Livingstone College (151 and 9.05%).

The most popular majors in Rowan County PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (308 and 18.5%), Medical Office Management (202 and 12.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (141 and 8.45%).

The median tuition costs in Rowan County PUMA, NC are $22,393 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rowan County PUMA, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 295 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Rowan County PUMA, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,201 degrees awarded

  2. 278 degrees awarded

  3. 151 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$22,393

Median Private

In 2016, the Rowan County PUMA, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with 1,201 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

653

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,016

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 653 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rowan County PUMA, NC, which is 0.643 times less than the 1,016 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,061 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    433 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    94 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rowan County PUMA, NC were to White students. These 1,061 degrees mean that there were 2.45 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 433 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rowan County PUMA, NC was $130,300 in 2017, which is 0.599 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $130,400 to $130,300, a 0.0767% decrease. The homeownership rate in Rowan County PUMA, NC is 68.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rowan County PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rowan County PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,936

Median Household Income

± $1,599

51.8k

Number of Households

± 1,539

In 2017, the median household income of the 51.8k households in Rowan County PUMA, NC grew to $46,936 from the previous year's value of $44,458.

The following chart displays the households in Rowan County PUMA, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$130,300

2017 Median

± $3,695

$130,400

2016 Median

± $4,273

In 2017, the median property value in Rowan County PUMA, NC declined from to $130,300 from the previous year's value of $130,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rowan County PUMA, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rowan County PUMA, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rowan County PUMA, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rowan County PUMA, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.1%

2017 Homeownership

67.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.1% of the housing units in Rowan County PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Rowan County PUMA, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rowan County PUMA, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rowan County PUMA, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rowan County PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Rowan County PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rowan County PUMA, NC was Drove Alone (83.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (2.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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