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

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Population

Total Population140,084
Total Households53,758
Average Age39.9

Age % The Population

0-14 years19.0%
15-24 years12.7%
25-34 years12.4%
35-44 years12.6%
45-54 years14.1%
65+ years13.4%
55-64 years15.8%

ESRI 2014

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2000$37,541$18,071
2014$40,588$20,729
2019$47,635$22,777

ESRI 2014

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School19.6%
High School Graduate33.3%
Some College21.6%
Associates Degree8.9%
Bachelor's Degree11.7%
Graduate/Professional Degree4.9%

ESRI 2014

Labor

Emp.
Labor Force68,694
Employed63,215
Unemployed5,479
Unemployment Rate8%

NC ESC 2013

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 1.2%
Construction 7.7%
Manufacturing 16.5%
Transportation, Utilities 6.3%
Information 1.3%
Wholesale Trade 3%
Retail Trade 13.6%
FIRE 4%
Services 43.6%
Public Administration 2.8%

EMSI 2014

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