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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Rowan County is located in North Carolina with a population of 138,940. Living in Rowan County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rowan County there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Rowan County and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$742
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    268.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    678
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,349.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    205
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Rowan County

Rowan County Reviews

3 reviews
Rowan County is both rural and urban. Rowan county is so amazing for those who want to live in a rural home away from honking horns and constant street noises, but aren't that far away that they were fairly close to the city and all the vibrant businesses and eats that come with such a diverse play such as Salisbury or Morresville. I am so blessed to have grown up in Rowan. I was raised on a farm but has always known and understood the way of life of one who is grown in the city. I believe that growing up in a place where the cities are so different from one another is a one of a kind experience that I will cherish forever.
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I have been living here since i was born in 1994. Over the years i have saw places for children growing up having somewhere to play but as I've gotten over its all gone. Our crime rate has spiked tremendous on a monthly basis. I love my county and I have always considered it a family place but now i think its a place you will be glad to make it to your high school graduation. I would rather see less guns on the street and more jobs opportunities.
I have lived in rowan county over 25 years. Alot has changed. I would love to go back to when everything was safe.