Rowan County PUMA, NC

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2022 Population
147,067
0.892% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
0.246% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.4%
2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,717
11.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$187,300
20.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
63,695
2.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rowan County PUMA, NC had a population of 147k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $59,717. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rowan County PUMA, NC grew from 145,767 to 147,067, a 0.892% increase and its median household income grew from $53,626 to $59,717, a 11.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rowan County PUMA, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.8%), Other (Hispanic) (3.41%), White (Hispanic) (3.08%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%).

9.66% of the households in Rowan County PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Rowan County PUMA, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rowan County PUMA, NC are Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (1,803 degrees awarded in 2022), Catawba College (312 degrees), and Livingstone College (147 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Rowan County PUMA, NC was $187,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%.

Most people in Rowan County PUMA, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Rowan County PUMA, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rowan County PUMA, NC is home to a population of 147k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.32% of Rowan County PUMA, NC residents were born outside of the country (7.83k people).

In 2022, there were 4.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Rowan County PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.02k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Rowan County PUMA, NC are Spanish (11,056 households), German (552 households), and Vietnamese (341 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
74,510
Women
50.4%
73,331
Men
49.6%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 147,841 inhabitants, with 49.6% men, and 50.4% women.

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Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Rowan County PUMA, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rowan County PUMA, NC was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rowan County PUMA, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    103k ± 381
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    23.2k ± 603
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.02k ± 772
9.77%
Hispanic Population
14.4k people

In 2022, there were 4.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (103k people) in Rowan County PUMA, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 23.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.02k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.77% of the people in Rowan County PUMA, NC are hispanic (14.4k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,205 ± 1,375 people
  2. Honduras
    1,186 ± 842 people
  3. Vietnam
    258 ± 394 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rowan County PUMA, NC was Mexico, the natal country of 3,205 Rowan County PUMA, NC residents, followed by Honduras with 1,186 and Vietnam with 258.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.32%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.83k people
4.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.99k people

As of 2022, 5.32% of Rowan County PUMA, NC residents (7.83k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rowan County PUMA, NC was 4.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    11,056 households (7.96%)
  2. German
    552 households (0.397%)
  3. Vietnamese
    341 households (0.246%)

9.66% of the households in Rowan County PUMA, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Rowan County PUMA, NC was Spanish. 7.96% of the households in Rowan County PUMA, NC reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,319 ± 400
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,594 ± 331
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,572 ± 294

Rowan County PUMA, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rowan County PUMA, NC employs 63.7k people. The largest industries in Rowan County PUMA, NC are Construction (5,271 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,155 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,149 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($126,234), Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($114,384), and Electric lighting & electrical equipment manufacturing, & other electrical component manufacturing, n.e.c. ($113,434).

Males in Rowan County PUMA, NC have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,498. The income inequality in Rowan County PUMA, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.429, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
28,801
Women
48.4%
30,702
Men
51.6%

The workforce of Rowan County PUMA, NC in 2020 was 59,503 people, with 48.4% woman, and 51.6% men.

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Occupations

63.7k
2022 Value
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 2.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rowan County PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 61.9k employees to 63.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rowan County PUMA, NC, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,059 people), Cashiers (1,414 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,342 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rowan County PUMA, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63.7k
2022 Value
2.9%
1 Year growth
± 2.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rowan County PUMA, NC grew at a rate of 2.9%, from 61.9k employees to 63.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rowan County PUMA, NC, are Construction (5,271 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,155 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,149 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rowan County PUMA, NC, though some of these residents may live in Rowan County PUMA, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,768
Median earning men ± $1,299
$33,356
Median earning women ± $1,265

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($73,984), Information ($67,774), and Public Administration ($55,995).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,988), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,808), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,479).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Rowan County PUMA, NC awarded 2,282 degrees. The student population of Rowan County PUMA, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,647 male students and 5,264 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rowan County PUMA, NC are White (1,343 and 59.9%), followed by Black or African American (472 and 21.1%), Hispanic or Latino (246 and 11%), and Unknown (82 and 3.66%).

The largest universities in Rowan County PUMA, NC by number of degrees awarded are Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (1,803 and 79%), Catawba College (312 and 13.7%), and Livingstone College (147 and 6.44%).

The most popular majors in Rowan County PUMA, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (379 and 16.6%), Information Technology (268 and 11.7%), and Welding Technology (146 and 6.4%).

The median tuition cost in Rowan County PUMA, NC for private four year colleges is $24,393.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Rowan County PUMA, NC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 65.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 10.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,911 (40.9% men and 59.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 8,911 students enrolled in Rowan County PUMA, NC, 40.9% men and 59.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,191 records, of which 59.1% were women and 40.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rowan County PUMA, NC was Registered Nursing with 74 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,803 degrees awarded
  2. 312 degrees awarded
  3. 147 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with 1,803 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 928 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rowan County PUMA, NC, which is 0.685 times less than the 1,354 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,343 degrees mean that there were 2.85 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 472 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,393) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,379) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.938% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.66% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Rowan County PUMA, NC in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (40.1k), Some college (27k), and Secondary Education (18.6k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rowan County PUMA, NC was $187,300 in 2022, which is 0.664 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $155,600 to $187,300, a 20.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Rowan County PUMA, NC is 70.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rowan County PUMA, NC have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rowan County PUMA, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rowan County PUMA, NC is $59,717. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Rowan County PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

Property

$187,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,917
$40,056
Median Property Taxes
±$1,607

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.7% of the housing units in Rowan County PUMA, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rowan County PUMA, NC was Wake County (Southwest)--Apex & Holly Springs Towns PUMA, NC with a value of $136,654, followed by Wake County (Northwest)--Raleigh City (Northwest) & Morrisville Town PUMA, NC and Union County (West)--Indian Trail & Stallings Towns PUMA, NC, with respective values of $132,713 and $120,161.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,717
Median Household Income
± $2,292
56.6k
Number of Households
± 1,973

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.6k households in Rowan County PUMA, NC grew to $59,717 from the previous year's value of $53,626.

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Wage Distribution

0.429
2022 Wage GINI in Rowan County PUMA, NC
0.422
2021 Wage GINI in Rowan County PUMA, NC

In 2022, the income inequality in Rowan County PUMA, NC was 0.429 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.58% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Rowan County PUMA, NC was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rowan County PUMA, NC in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.43%)

In 2022, 80.4% of workers in Rowan County PUMA, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (6.43%).

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rowan County PUMA, NC have a shorter commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Rowan County PUMA, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rowan County PUMA, NC (23.4k out of 143k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rowan County PUMA, NC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Health

89.2% of the population of Rowan County PUMA, NC has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 20% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
41.3%
Employer Coverage
20%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.72%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rowan County PUMA, NC declined by 7.57% from 11.7% to 10.8%.

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