Rockwell, NC

Rockwell, situated in Rowan County, is a small town made up of 1.7 square miles.

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Rockwell was founded by the 19th century. The town received incorporation in 1911.  


The median resident age in Rockwell is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $45,000 making it about $3,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $25,000. The average price for a home in Rockwell is about $112,000 (2015) which is $48,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Rockwell is 97% White, 1% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 1% other. 88% of the population are high school graduates, with 20% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 47% are married, 18% are divorced, 1% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 27% that have never been married.

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Rowan County

Rockwell 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 Rockwell, NC is about 2,100. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1920s.


The elevation of Rockwell, NC is 791 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Rockwell, NC is 28138.

Area Code

The area code for Rockwell, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Rockwell 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, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 44% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Rockwell 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, Rowan Free Press, and Independent Tribune are the primary newspapers that cover the Rowan County area.


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