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Rowan County, Crime Reports (2011)
Total Violent Crime:123
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:3
Forcible Rape:10
Aggravated Assault:91
Total Property Crime:1,603
Larceny Theft:990
Motor Vehicle Theft:79
Rowan County, Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the County in 2010 138,428
Estimate of the County's total residency as of April 1, 2000130,344
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20106%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20108,088
April 1, 2000 complete count of Countywide resident population130,340
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age9,153
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age7%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age33,135
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 24%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older15%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older20,938
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents51%
County's white resident population recorded in 2010105,923
County's black resident population recorded in 201022,392
County's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 2010468
County's Asian resident population recorded in 20101,386
County's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 201049
Countywide 2010 resident population of two or more races2,217
Countywide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin10,644
Non Hispanic white resident population in 2010101,986
Countywide percentage of white residents in 201077%
Countywide percentage of black residents in 201016%
Countywide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20100%
Countywide percentage of Asian residents in 20101%
Countywide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Countywide percentage of Two or more races in 20102%
Countywide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 20108%
Countywide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201074%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Rowan County
Births 20071,805
Deaths 20071,345
Infant death occurring within the County of persons one year of age or less in 200710
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200986

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Rowan County Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the County from 2005 to 20095%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 20098%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200979%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200916%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 200912,208

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Rowan County
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-200923
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 200960,543
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 20096,562
Housing unit estimates - percent change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 200912%
Percentage of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 73%
Median value of the County's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 $122,900
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200910%
Total number of households between 2005-200952,989
Average size of households between 2005-20093

Rowan County Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the County
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $21,779
2009 Countywide income of median households in Rowan County$42,787
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200917%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$4,030
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$29,407
Labor force of civilian workers in 200973,507
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 20098,985
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 12
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 57,519
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 -569
People employed by the government in 2007 9,187
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 20072,444,085
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200742,492
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 2,698
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 45,345
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 -5%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 8,358
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 2007132,143

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Rowan County
Total number of firms located in the County for the year 200710,869
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20076%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20070%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20073%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 20073%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200730%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 3,724,283
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 2007628,616
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 1,163,827
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 8,474

Land Valuation

Property value and Rowan County territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 195
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 40,915
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms115,942
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year942,082
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year6,767
Size in square miles of land as of 2000511
Population per square mile in the year 2010271
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Q: Trying to find a land listing for 2010 Hildebrand Road, Salisbury, NC. I think the owners didnt make payments or pay the taxes.
by Holly
A:Here’s a link to all county sites in North Carolina Within each county you will find departments and their services listed individually. Rowan county has a link in this list that will take to you their official site. There after you can look up property records using the county’s register of deed’s search service. Some of the services are free of fees and others are not. The fees are relatively low as the agency is only looking to cover costs as opposed to a profit.
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Rowan County, Missing Children
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Endangered Missing: ERICA PARSONS (NC)
ERICA PARSONS, Age Now: 15, Missing: 11/01/2011. Missing From SALISBURY, NC. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Rowan County Sheriff's Office (North Carolina) 1-704-216-8700.
August 17 2013 - Source:

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Happening March 17 2014 - Source:

Sheriff: Man confronted about ‘inappropriate physical contact' with teen commits suicide
A man who lived at a Christian school associated with a Baptist church in Rowan County committed suicide after church officials confronted him about having inappropriate physical contact with children
Happening February 21 2014 - Source:

2 arrested, 2 sought in Rowan firefighter's shooting
Authorities in Rowan, Iredell and Alexander counties are continuing to hunt for two of four suspects wanted in connection with the shooting of a Rowan County man during a home burglary Monday.
Happening December 07 2013 - Source:

Brunswick Co. court clerk appointed to state Task Force on Safer Schools board
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- Gov. Pat McCrory announced the appointments to a Task Force on Safer Schools today. The group ranges from students and teachers to elected officials, lawyers and law enforcement from across North Carolina, including James MacCallum who will serve as vice chairman of the board. He is the Brunswick County clerk of superior court. Previously, he ran his own law firm, the Law Office of James J. MacCallum. He was recognized as the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2010 and was the past chairman of the Board of Communities in Schools. Here is a list of all the board members: Secretary Frank Perry (Wake County) Perry is the secretary of the Department of Public Safety. Previously, he was the commissioner of the Division of Law Enforcement where he oversaw the operations of Emergency Management, State Highway Patrol, Alcohol Law Enforcement and State Capitol Police. Perry is an extension assistant professor at North Carolina State University in the School of Public and International Affairs. He also served 22 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent and senior manager retiring as head of the Raleigh/Durham FBI Office. He attended Wake Forest University and the University of Miami. Rob Kindsvatter (Wake County) Kindsvatter is the director of the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education. He also serves as North Carolina’s state administrator for the Federal Child Care and Development Fund, and he works with North Carolina’s early childhood system partners. He holds B.A. degrees in economics and business administration. Buddy Collins (Forsyth County) - Collins is an attorney at A.L. Collins Attorney at Law. He is a Metro Board member and member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education and the North Carolina State Board of Education. He is the past president of the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce. Collins attended North Carolina State University and Campbell Law School. Chip Hughes (Craven County) - Hughes will serve as the chairman of the Board. He is the director of sales at Digital Safety Technologies. Hughes served for three years in the U.S. Air Force, and he was employed with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for 14 years. He attended the University of Maryland. Mary Jane Ferguson (Jackson County) - Ferguson recently retired as the director of marketing &amp; promotions for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. She is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. She taught public school in the Jackson County school system and has served as a school board member for Cherokee Schools. Ferguson attended Western Carolina University and received her master’s degree in education. Donna White (Johnston County) - White is a registered nurse with the Department of Health and Human Services. She has served as the president and on the board of directors for the Johnston County Nurse Association. She is completing her second term on the Johnston County Board of Education. White attended Watts Hospital School of Nursing. Sheriff Robert L. Holland (Macon County) - Sheriff Holland is serving his second term as Macon County’s sheriff. He served in the following positions before being elected as sheriff: detention officer, deputy sheriff, investigator and detective sgt. and supervisor of the sheriff's office juvenile unit. He attended Southwestern Community College. Deputy Sheriff M’bechi “Ty” Davis (Halifax County) - Davis is the general deputy sheriff of Halifax County. Previously, he was a narcotics investigator and detective sergeant in investigations. He attended North Carolina Central School of Law, Kaplan University, Wilson Technical Community College and ECPI College of Technology. Dale Cole (Beaufort County) - Cole is the principal of Southside High School. He was named the 2013 Wells Fargo NC Principal of the Year of Chocowinity Middle School. During his teaching career he has served as a high school English teacher and football and baseball coach, a high school assistant principal and middle school principal. Cole received a bachelor of science in English from East Carolina University and a master's degree in school administration from East Carolina University. Wendy Jordan (Richmond County) - Jordan is the principal of Mineral Springs Elementary School and she received the Wells Fargo Principal of the Year for Region IV – Sandhills/South Central region. She attended Appalachian State University and East Carolina University where she received her Ph.D in education. Chadwick Rorie (Mecklenburg County) - Rorie is an automotive instructor at Providence High School and the lead automotive instructor for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. He is MATES Certified and ASE Masters Certified. He attended NC A&amp;T University. Greta Metcalf (Jackson County) - Metcalf is the chief operating officer at Jackson and Haywood County Psychological Services. Previously, she was the care manager and outpatient counselor at Smoky Mountain Center. She received a B.A. in counseling psychology from East Carolina University and a master’s degree in community counseling from Lynchburg College. Officer Joe Pass (Guilford County) - Pass is the public school resource officer for Northwest Guilford High School. Previously, Pass worked as a detective in the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. He served in the US Army after high school and then received an associate’s degree from ECPI College of Technology. Luke Stancil (Johnston County) - Stancil is an 11th grade student at Corinth Holders High School in Wendell, NC. He is the vice president of the student body and chairman of the Education Committee in the NC Youth Legislature. Jan Smoot (Rowan County) - Smoot is the sales coordinator and head supervisor at the Courtyard Marriott in Salisbury, NC. She received her B.S. in economics at North Carolina Central University. Tom Kilby (Yadkin County) - Kilby is the Piedmont juvenile court area administrator for NCDPS. He was a juvenile court chief court counselor, and a juvenile court counselor. He received a B.S. in criminal justice from Appalachian State University. Evonne Moore (Richmond County) - Moore is the school social worker for Richmond County schools. She has been a social worker for 27 years and worked within the school system for 24 years. She received a B.A. in social work from UNC-Pembroke. She received a degree in Human Services from Garner Webb. She received a master’s degree in school social work from Fayetteville State University. She is currently in school to become a clinical social worker. Karin Evanoff (Wake County) - Evanoff is a community registered nurse. She served on the Wake County Safer Schools Task Force created by the Wake County Board of Education. Currently, she works with the Wake County Public School System planners and architects on plans to bring Athens Drive High School campus up to ADA and safety standards. She received a criminal justice degree from the University of Delaware and a nursing degree from Watts School of Nursing. James MacCallum (Brunswick County) - MacCallum will serve as vice chairman of the Board. He is the Brunswick County clerk of superior court. Previously, he ran his own law firm, the Law Office of James J. MacCallum. He was recognized as the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2010 and was the past chairman of the Board of Communities in Schools. MacCallum received a political science degree from Marshall University, a master’s degree in political science from Marshall University and a J.D. from West Virginia University. Dr. Ben Matthews (New Hanover County) - Dr. Matthews is the director of Safe and Healthy School Support at the Department of Public Instruction. He received a master’s degree from UNC-Greensboro and a Ph.D from UNC-Chapel Hill.
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Happening October 30 2013 - Source:

Teen hit and killed trying to board NC school bus in Rowan County
SALISBURY— Rowan County authorities say a teen has been struck and killed while he was crossing a road to board a school bus.
Happening October 17 2013 - Source:

Rowan County, Missing People
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Rowan County, Crime News
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Federal fugitive arrested in Salisbury
SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Rowan County Sheriff's Office arrested a federal fugitive in Salisbury last Friday. The Sheriff's Office's Special Response Team arrested Damon Leshawn Cole Friday at a home in the 400 block of Ashbrook Road in Salisbury last Friday. Cole is wanted on outstanding federal warrants for intent to distribute marijuana and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug ...
April 16 2014 - Source:

Federal fugitive arrested in Salisbury home
On Friday, April 11, the Rowan County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team (SRT) arrested Damon Leshawn Cole, aka "Damony Lashawn Cole," aka "Calvin Lawayne Scott," on an outstanding federal aArrest warrant/bill of indictment charging him with...
April 16 2014 - Source:

Wanted fugitive captured in Rowan
A man wanted on federal drug charges was apprehended in Salisbury on Friday.According to the Rowan Sheriff's Office, the RCSO Sheriff's Response TeamOn Friday, April 11, 2014, the Rowan County Sheriff's
April 16 2014 - Source:

Chamber to hold candidate's forum
The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce's Power in Partnership (PIP) breakfast will feature the Annual State Legislative Breakfast on Thurs., April 17, 7:30 a.m. at Trinity Oaks (728 Klumac Road).  The State
April 12 2014 - Source:

Long list of sex crimes charges for Rowan man
Bond is set at $500,500 for a man charged with a long list of sex crimes involving children.Ricky Hardin Wagner, Jr., was booked into the Rowan County Detention Center late Friday night, charges include
March 29 2014 - Source:

Two killed in Friday morning wreck south of Salisbury
A head-on crash took the lives of a man and woman early Friday morning just south of Salisbury.Keith Tillman, 34, and Jenny Williams, 31, both of Rowan County, died in the crash, according to the North
March 28 2014 - Source:


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