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Rowan County, NC
The county was named for Matthew Rowan, political leader

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The county is in the Salisbury metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 134,317. This was an increase of  3.05% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$37,494
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rowan County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Rowan County was $24,910. This was an increase of 19.7% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 81% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Salisbury

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18% of Rowan County residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rowan County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Rowan County include Antioch Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Chestnut Hill Cemetery, China Grove Cemetery, Christiana Cemetery, Dixonville Cemetery, Gold Hill Cemetery, Green Lawn Cemetery, Memorial Park Cemetery, Morgan Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Rowan County include Bear Poplar, China Grove, Cleveland, East Spencer, Enochville, Faith, Granite Quarry, Landis, Mount Ulla, Rockwell ... View communities

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Colleges in Rowan County include Catawba College, Livingstone College, Rowan - Cabarrus Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Rowan County include Rowan-Salisbury Schools ... View school districts

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Libraries in Rowan County include East Branch Library, Rowan Public Library, South Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Rowan County include Cleveland Post, Salisbury Post ... View newspapers

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Politics

Rowan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rowan County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Rowan County include Best Western, Comfort Suites Salisbury, Holiday Inn-Salisbury, Ramada Limited Salisbury, Super 8

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