Granite Quarry, NC

Granite Quarry, situated in Rowan County, is a small town made up of 2.4 square miles.

2018 Best Guide to Granite Quarry, NC

August 26, 2018


The median resident age in Granite Quarry is 38 years. The median estimated household income is about $51,000 making it about $3,000 more than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Granite Quarry is about $137,000 (2015) which is $23,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $850 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Granite Quarry is 85% White, 8% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 6% other. 93% of the population are high school graduates, with 29% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

57% are married, 14% are divorced, 2% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 20% that have never been married.

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Rowan County

Granite Quarry belongs to Rowan County in the Piedmont (center) part of North Carolina. The County, named after Matthew Rowan, is a part of the Charlotte Metropolitan Area, has a population of 138,500. The County's largest city and seat, Salisbury, has a population of 33,700.

Rowan County borders Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Iredell, and Stanly counties.

Rowan County is made up of 524 square miles. 511 of which is land with the remaining 13 as water.


The population of Granite Quarry, NC is about 3,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Granite Quarry, NC is 820 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Granite Quarry, NC are 28072 and 28146.

Area Code

The area code for Granite Quarry, NC is 704 and 980.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Granite Quarry and Rowan County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 53% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 44% are Protestants with Catholics and other religions making up around 3%.


The unemployment rate for Granite Quarry is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, retail, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Salisbury Post and the Rowan Free Press are the primary newspapers that cover the Rowan County area.