Rowan County is located in northeast Kentucky. The County Seat is Morehead and the largest city is Morehead. The Official Web Site is located at http://rowancountyclerk.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 23,655 and the 2010 census population was 23,333. The land area is 279.80 square miles and there are 83.4 persons per square mile.
96% of the population is White, 1.9% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 77.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $96,700, there are 8,305 households, an average of 2.49 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,094, the median household income is $35,236, and 28.6% of the persons in Rowan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,823. Retail sales (in $1000) were $272,076, and sales per capita were $12,039. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18%.
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