Rockwell, NC Overview

The early German settlers of the Rockwell area arrived in the 1760s, although the town was not incorporated until 1911.  Two of the original stone churches that were built in the fledgling community remain as examples of the day’s fine craftsmanship.  In fact, Organ Lutheran Church is distinguished as the oldest Lutheran structure in North Carolina. The name of Rockwell was derived from the “rock well” that served local residents and ensured a refreshing drink to weary travelers.  Even today, the Rockwell community is proud of its eight wells and the quality of the water they provide.  The tranquility and small-town intimacy of rural living in Rockwell is enhanced by easy access to Rowan County’s exceptional cultural and recreational amenities.  For professional sports and world-class metropolitan attractions, the bright lights of Charlotte are available within a reasonable commute. 


Population Growth (since 2000) 12%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,284.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.524
Households w/ Children 25%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 39%
Median Year in Residency 3.64

Housing Inventory

Rockwell, NC Housing Inventory 601 72 257 601 72 257

Market Overview

37 listings with an estimated median price of $223,430

Price Count
$100K - 200K 14
$200K - 300K 14
$300K - 400K 5
$400K - 500K 4
Property Type Count
Single Family 26
Commercial 3
Lots and Land 7
Multi Family 1

(Data as of 5/12/2021)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Rockwell, NC Population Demographics

Total: 2,167


Median Age: 39.98

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Rockwell, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Rockwell, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Rockwell, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Rockwell, NC Highest Education Level Attained 154 404 95 101 208 151 347 154 404 95 101 208

Employment and Finance


Rockwell, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $47,821)

Rockwell, NC Income by dollar range 40 47 21 46 55 105 47 20 88 100 61 108 52 47 11 7 3 3

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Rockwell, NC Crime

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