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Rowan County, NC Public Records

Superior Court
210 N Main St
Salisbury, NC 28144 www.nccourts.org/County/Rowan/Def...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 704-797-3001
F: 704-797-3050
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Over $25,000
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
District Court
210 N Main St
Salisbury, NC 28144 www.nccourts.org/County/Rowan/Def...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 704-797-3001
F: 704-797-3050
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Under $25,000, Probate, Family, Juvenile,
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
District Court - Magistrate Office
210 N Main St
Salisbury, NC 28144 www.nccourts.org/County/Rowan/Def...
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 704-797-3130
F: 704-797-3134
Jurisdiction: Small Claims, Evictions
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed cases, juvenile, sex offenders, mental or expunged records released
Magistrate records searchable on public terminals at courthouse plus are on the Judiciary’s online system for high volume requesters. The Magistrate, a person not a court, can take guilty pleas for traffic.

Rowan County, NC Vital Records

Contact the Rowan County Office of the Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Rowan County
Register of Deeds
402 N Main St
Salisbury, NC 28144 www.rowancountync.gov/GOVERNMENT/...
8AM-5PM EST
Phone: 704-216-8626
Recorded Documents

Rowan County Vital Certificates

Rowan County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Rowan County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 511.31 sq mi
Population (2009): 140,798
  • Females: 50.8%
  • White: 82.1%
  • Black/African American: 15.7%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 6.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 75.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 10,454
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.8%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 74.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.2%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.52
Housing Units (2000): 53,980
Homeownership Rate (2000): 73.6%
Migration Flow to Rowan County, NC from (2007-2008):

Rowan County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,444,085
  • Construction: $125,679
  • Retail Trade: $161,957
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $225,989
  • Banking: $43,944
  • Retail Trade: $161,957
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $48,260
  • Manufacturing: $567,436
  • Farms: $24,389
  • Government: $523,128
Employed (2000): 61,687
Unemployed (2000): 4,136
Unemployment Rate (2009): 12.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $29,407
Local Government Employment (2007): 5,030
Local Government Revenue (2007): $276,183 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $138,666 (thou. dol.)

Rowan County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,805
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.1
Deaths (2007): 1,345
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 10
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.5

Rowan County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 634
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 8
  • Forcible rape: 35
  • Robbery: 194
  • Aggravated Assault: 397
Property Crimes (2008): 4,667
  • Burglary: 1,384
  • Larceny-Theft: 2,973
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 310

Rowan County Genealogy Records