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Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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Total Population140,644
Total Households54,063
Average Age40.3

Age % The Population

0-14 years18.5%
15-24 years12.9%
25-34 years11.9%
35-44 years12.4%
45-54 years14.3%
65+ years13.5%
55-64 years16.3%

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Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2021$43,465 $23,536

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Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School10,73514.9%
High School Graduate22,96831.8%
Some College16,85223.3%
Associates Degree8,62311.9%
Bachelor's Degree9,66013.4%
Graduate/Professional Degree3,4174.7%

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Labor Force66,329
Unemployment Rate4.6%

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Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Food Lion
Daimler Trucks North America
Rowan Regional Medical Center
Continental Structural Plastics
Performance Fibers

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 706 1.35%
Construction 3,162 6.03%
Manufacturing 7,602 14.51%
Transportation and Warehousing 3,858 4.15%
Information 218 0.42%
Wholesale Trade 2,175 4.15%
Retail Trade 5,323 10.16%
Finance and Insurance 739 1.41%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 352 0.67%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 1,163 3.40%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,780 0.05%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management Services 1,770 4.55%
Educational Services 4,208 8.03%
Health Care and Social Assistance 8,497 16.22%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 899 1.72%
Accommodation and Food Services 4,098 7.82%
Other Services, except Public Administration 2,242 4.28%
Public Administration 2,676 5.11%

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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.

Rod Crider
204 East Innes Street
Suite 220
Salisbury, NC 28144

  Charlotte Regional Partnership
Ronnie Bryant
550 South Caldwell St.
Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202