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Demographic Characteristics For Rowan County
Total Population (2003)estimate
Rowan County: 142,740

People Facts
Population percent change April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2003 8.9%
Population - 2000 131,063
Population percent change 1990 - 2000 32.5%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 7.1%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 25.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 11.6%
Female persons, percent, 2000 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2000 83.3%
Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 12.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 0.3%
Asian Persons, percent, 2000 0.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 Z
Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 2.3%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 1.0%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 5.1%
White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2000 80.9%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000' pct age 5+, 2000 53.4%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 4.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 7.2%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 78.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 19.1%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 23,938
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 27.0

Housing
Housing Units, 2002 56,918
Homeownership rate, 2000 74.7%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 12.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $118,200
Households, 2000 45,519
Persons per household, 2000 2.60
Median household income, 1999 $46,140
Per capita money income, 1999 $21,121
Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 7.1%

Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 2001 3,253
Private nonfarm employment, 2001 51,858
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2001 -1.8%
Nonemployer establishments, 2000 7,831
Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000) 7,991,845
Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 1,131,835
Retail sales per capita, 1997 $9,736
Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 5.4%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 27.1%
Housing units authorized by building permits, 2002 1,965
Federal funds and grants, 2002 ($1000) 511,020

Geography Quick Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 364
Persons per square mile, 2000 359.7
Metropolitan Area Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC-MSA
FIPS Code 025

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