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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Rowan County is located in Kentucky with a population of 24,392. Living in Rowan County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Rowan County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Rowan County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$625
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Rowan County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    227.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,591.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    24%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Rowan County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,411
National
$55,322

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