Rowland, NC

Rowland, situated in Robeson County, is a small town made up of 1.1 square miles.

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Rowland was incorporated in 1889.  


The median resident age in Rowland is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $22,000 making it about $26,000 less than the North Carolina average.

The estimated per capita is about $15,000. The average price for a home in Rowland is about $67,000 (2015) which is $93,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Rowland is 70% Black, 21% White, 2% Two or more races, and 7% other. 77% of the population are high school graduates, with 13% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

35% are married, 10% are divorced, 5% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 42% that have never been married.

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Robeson County

Rowland belongs to Robeson County in the southern part of North Carolina.

The County, which lost a sizeable portion of it's population in the Cape Fear region to a yellow fever outbreak, is a part of the Lumberton, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area and the Fayetteville-Lumberton-Laurinburg, NC Combined Statistical Area has a population of 134,200.

The county's largest city, which is also its county seat, has a population of 20,800.

Robeson County borders Hoke, Marlboro (SC), Dillon (SC), Horry (SC), Bladen, Cumberland, Scotland and Columbus counties.

Robeson County is made up of 951 square miles. 949 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.


The population of Rowland, NC is about 1,040. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Rowland, NC is 144 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Rowland, NC is 28383.

Area Code

The area code for Rowland, NC is 910.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Rowland and Robeson County have voted mostly Democrat, with 58% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 55% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 44% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Rowland is about 8% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Education, retail, and forestry make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Robesonian is the primary newspaper that covers the Robeson County area.


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Homes for Sale
Boles Funeral Home
Sands Motel
Family Inns of America
Police Department
South Robeson High School

Town of Rowland NC
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