Rowan County , North Carolina

Rowan County: County in North Carolina, United States

About

Rowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 138,428 and a population density of 102 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 142,495 inhabitants. Its county seat is Salisbury. The county was created 268 years ago in 1753.

Rowan County Quick Facts

Population : 142,495 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
Different from : Rowan County
Area : 1357 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.4%
Land as percent of area : 97.6%
Named for : Matthew Rowan
Altitude : 768 feet / 234 meters
Capital : Salisbury
Establishment : March 03, 1753
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 21:02:00 (27th November 2021)
Density : 105 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.85% (2010-2020)
Rowan County locator map
Location of Rowan County on North Carolina map.
Rowan County Courthouse image
Rowan County Courthouse
Rowan County Courthouse image

Geography

Rowan County is located at 35°38'22"N 80°31'29"W (35.6395400, -80.5246400). It has 6 neighbors: Cabarrus County, Davidson County, Davie County, Iredell County, Montgomery County and Stanly County.

Rowan County map

The largest city of Rowan County is Salisbury with a population of 33,821. Other cities include, Landis population 3,148, East Spencer population 1,556 and Faith population 802. See all Rowan County cities & populated places.

Rowan County has 6 neighbours.

  • Salisbury

Demographics

The population of Rowan County increased by 2.85% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 138,428 - census
2011 137,805 -0.45% estimation process
2012 137,511 -0.21% estimation process
2013 137,690 0.13% estimation process
2014 138,080 0.28% estimation process
2015 138,497 0.3% estimation process
2016 139,410 0.65% estimation process
2017 140,356 0.67% estimation process
2018 141,128 0.55% estimation process
2019 142,088 0.68% estimation process
2020 142,495 0.29% estimation process

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Local Places in Rowan County

People born in Rowan County (15)

People born in Rowan County, including politician George Mumford, politician Francis Locke, politician John Willis Ellis, you can see a list of people who born in Rowan County.

  • Jo Ann Davis (American politician (1950-2007)) she was born in 29/06/1950
  • Joseph Pearson (American politician (1776-1834)) he was born in 01/01/1776
  • James White (American militia general) he was born in 01/01/1747
  • Julia C. Howard (American politician) she was born in 20/08/1944
  • Lorene T. Coates (North Carolina politician) she was born in 13/01/1936
  • Moses Waddel (American educator and administrator) he was born in 20/06/1770
  • Paul Henkel (American evangelist) he was born in 15/12/1754
  • Hattie Sophia Goodman (American writer and genealogist) she was born in 18/01/1847
  • Walter Lee Lingle he was born in 03/10/1868
  • Jacob Stirewalt he was born in 01/01/1805
  • James Lawrence Dusenbery (physician) he was born in 14/12/1821
  • Andrew H. Rendleman (soldier, teacher) he was born in 21/08/1836

Other places with the same name (2)

Rowan County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Rowan County.

City Name Population Title
Salisbury 33,821 City in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States
China Grove 4,249 Town in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States
Franklin 3,619 Town in North Carolina, United States
Spencer 3,260 Town in North Carolina
Landis 3,148 City in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States of America
Granite Quarry 3,002 Town in North Carolina, USA
Enochville 2,925 Township in Rowan County, North Carolina
Rockwell 2,166 Village in North Carolina
East Spencer 1,556 City in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States of America
Cleveland 875 Township in Rowan County, North Carolina
Faith 802 Human settlement in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States of America

North Carolina Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Wake County 1,132,271 County in North Carolina, United States
Mecklenburg County 1,128,945 County in North Carolina, United States
Charlotte 900,350 City in and county seat of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States
Guilford County 540,521 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Raleigh 474,414 Capital of North Carolina
Forsyth County 383,843 County in North Carolina, United States of America
West Raleigh 338,759 City in United States of America
Cumberland County 336,364 County in Maine, United States
Durham County 327,306 County in North Carolina, United States of America
Greensboro 297,878 City in North Carolina, United States of America
Durham 285,897 County seat of Durham County, North Carolina, United States
Buncombe County 263,477 County in North Carolina, United States
Winston-Salem 248,112 City in Forsyth County, North Carolina
Union County 244,562 County in North Carolina, United States
New Hanover County 236,613 County in North Carolina, United States
Gaston County 226,568 County in North Carolina, United States