Age % The Population
|Less than High School||18,569||19.5%|
|High School Graduate||32,567||34.2%|
NC ESC 2013
|Rowan Regional Medical Center|
|Wayne Brothers Inc|
Charlotte USA regional counties
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining||1,342||2.3%|
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.