Granite Quarry, North Carolina

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Granite Quarry, North Carolina
Location of Granite Quarry, North Carolina
Location of Granite Quarry, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°36′46″N 80°26′40″W / 35.61278°N 80.44444°W / 35.61278; -80.44444Coordinates: 35°36′46″N 80°26′40″W / 35.61278°N 80.44444°W / 35.61278; -80.44444
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Rowan
 • Total 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Land 2.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,930
 • Density 924.5/sq mi (357.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28072, 28146
Area code(s) 704, 980
FIPS code 37-27440[1]
GNIS feature ID 0985922[2]

Granite Quarry is a town in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,930 at the 2010 census.


Granite Quarry is located at 35°36′46″N 80°26′40″W / 35.61278°N 80.44444°W / 35.61278; -80.44444 (35.612902, -80.444350).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,175 people, 871 households, and 627 families residing in the town. The population density was 924.5 people per square mile (357.3/km²). There were 940 housing units at an average density of 399.6 per square mile (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.33% White, 8.28% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 1.01% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.29% of the population.

There were 871 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,645, and the median income for a family was $48,750. Males had a median income of $32,286 versus $26,285 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,633. About 6.4% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.


Area students attending public schools are served by the Rowan–Salisbury School System. The schools that generally serve the town include:


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