Rowan County

Background
Learn about the county and its relationship to the region.

Articles about Rowan County

  • Putting a local food twist on suburbia

    The Farmstead, a proposed development in Granite Quarry, would tap into the national enthusiasm for local food and local farms by building a suburban subdivision with a farm in the middle and gardens for homeowners. (Photo: Concord Builders)
  • Investing in our past, present and future

    If I didn't have natural places to visit – trails to hike, rivers to kayak, mountains to climb, the sound of total quiet deep in the woods and of running brooks and streams  – my life would be far less full. (Photo: Crystal Cockman)
  • Boundary change boosts Charlotte metro population

    In January, the Charlotte metro area population was 1.8 million people. In February, the metro area population was 2.3 million. Where did the half-million people come from? New boundaries were drawn for metropolitan statistical areas. (Photo: Downtown Chester, S.C., in Chester County, which was added to the Charlotte MSA. / Nancy Pierce)
  • Commuting in Charlotte region: Where do people work?

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 153,015 individuals who worked in Mecklenburg County commuted from another county in the Charlotte MSA – among the highest number of county-to-county commuters in the U.S. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)