Rowan County is located in central North Carolina. The County Seat is Salisbury and the largest city is Salisbury . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.rowancountync.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 138,630 and the 2010 census population was 138,442. The land area is 511.37 square miles and there are 270.7 persons per square mile.
80.3% of the population is White, 16.5% is Black or African American, 8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 81% have a high school degree or higher, and 17% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $130,200, there are 52,300 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,912, the median household income is $41,495, and 18.8% of the persons in Rowan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 10,867. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,163,827, and sales per capita were $8,474. The percentage of black-owned firms is 6.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.7%.
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