Rowland, North Carolina

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Rowland, North Carolina
A storefront church in Rowland
A storefront church in Rowland
Rowland, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Rowland, North Carolina
Rowland, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 34°32′7″N 79°17′33″W / 34.53528°N 79.29250°W / 34.53528; -79.29250Coordinates: 34°32′7″N 79°17′33″W / 34.53528°N 79.29250°W / 34.53528; -79.29250
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Robeson
 • Mayor Betty Hunt
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 144 ft (44 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,037
 • Density 1,079.8/sq mi (416.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28383
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-58140[1]
GNIS feature ID 0993774[2]

Rowland is a town in Robeson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,037 at the 2010 census.


The Ashpole Presbyterian Church, Centenary Methodist Church, Rowland Depot, and Rowland Main Street Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


Rowland is located at 34°32′7″N 79°17′33″W / 34.53528°N 79.29250°W / 34.53528; -79.29250 (34.535357, -79.292548).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,146 people, 487 households, and 302 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,079.8 people per square mile (417.4/km²). There were 542 housing units at an average density of 510.7 per square mile (197.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 26.70% White, 67.98% African American, 4.45% Native American, 0.17% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 487 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.8% were married couples living together, 25.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 35.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 80.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $18,021, and the median income for a family was $27,679. Males had a median income of $23,571 versus $20,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,411. About 23.1% of families and 31.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.9% of those under age 18 and 35.3% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.