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Charlotte Regional Partnership
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550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Population

Total Population140,001
Total Households53,734
Average Age40.1

Age % The Population

0-14 years19.00%
15-24 years12.60%
25-34 years12.40%
35-44 years12.50%
45-54 years13.90%
65+ years13.50%
55-64 years16.2%

ESRI 2015

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2015$41,566 $20,887
2020$48,716 $23,502

ESRI 2015

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School17.7%
High School Graduate26.4%
Some College21.5%
Associates Degree9.7%
Bachelor's Degree12.2%
Graduate/Professional Degree6.1%

ESRI 2015

Labor

Emp.
Labor Force64,694
Employed45,803
Unemployed4,232
Unemployment Rate5.90%

JobsEQ 2015

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Daimler Trucks North America
Food Lion
Rowan Regional Medical Center
Magna Manufacturing
Performance Fibers

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 1.1%
Construction 7.5%
Manufacturing 16.6%
Transportation, Utilities 6.6%
Information 1.5%
Wholesale Trade 2.9%
Retail Trade 13.9%
FIRE 4.0%
Services 42.9%
Public Administration 3.1%

ESRI 2015

Media

Rowan County is centered in the triangle of North Carolina’s three interstates and offers immediate access to the Interstate 85 Boom Belt, and interstates 77 and 40. Located halfway between the exploding Charlotte region and the vibrant Piedmont Triad area, Rowan County has easy access to three major international airports, 13 regional airports and two modern deep-water ports.  

Rowan offers some of the lowest personal/property taxes and land/construction costs in the Southeast, and maintains a diversified industrial/economic base. The county has a strong pro-business atmosphere and is the birthplace of both the Food Lion grocery store chain as well as Cheerwine soft drink.

RowanWorks
Robert Van Geons
204 East Innes Street
Suite 220
Salisbury, NC 28144

704-637-5526

rowanworks.com

robert@rowanworks.com
  Charlotte Regional Partnership
Ronnie Bryant
550 South Caldwell St.
Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202

704-347-8942

charlotteusa.com

rbryant@charlotteusa.com