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North Carolina




Rowan County, North Carolina

   People QuickFactsRowan CountyNorth Carolina
Population, 2005 estimate 135,0998,683,242
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 3.7%7.9%
Population, 2000 130,3408,049,313
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 6.3%7.0%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 24.3%24.7%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 13.9%12.1%
Female persons, percent, 2005 50.6%50.8%
 
White persons, percent, 2005 (a)82.2%74.1%
Black persons, percent, 2005 (a)15.8%21.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 (a)0.4%1.3%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 (a)0.9%1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 (a)0.0%0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 0.7%1.0%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 (b)5.7%6.4%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 76.8%68.3%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 57.7%53.0%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 3.7%5.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 5.8%8.0%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 74.2%78.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 14.2%22.5%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 27,7691,540,365
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 23.324.0
 
Housing units, 2005 57,8403,940,554
Homeownership rate, 2000 73.6%69.4%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 10.3%16.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $95,200$108,300
 
Households, 2000 49,9403,132,013
Persons per household, 2000 2.522.49
Median household income, 2003 $37,691$39,438
Per capita money income, 1999 $18,071$20,307
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 12.1%13.4%
   Business QuickFactsRowan CountyNorth Carolina
Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 2,588213,0571
Private nonfarm employment, 2004 42,7833,365,6331
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 -10.1%-0.6%1
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 7,391551,040
 
Total number of firms, 2002 8,912642,597
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 NA8.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 NA0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.1%2.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 NA0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.5%1.4%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 22.1%27.1%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 4,001,835156,821,943
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 805,643104,331,152
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 949,94788,821,486
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $7,110$10,686
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 109,77111,237,386
Building permits, 2005 87097,910
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 683,42055,233,4201
   Geography QuickFactsRowan CountyNorth Carolina
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 51148,710
Persons per square mile, 2000 255.1165.2
FIPS Code 15937
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Salisbury, NC Micro Area 

1: Includes data not distributed by county.

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(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms


Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Friday, 12-Jan-2007 16:05:44 EST

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