Rowan County Airport (KRUQ) is located just outside Salisbury, North Carolina. Salisbury is the county seat of Rowan County, and is part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the 2010 census, the population was 33,663. Salisbury is home to some major companies, including the famous North Carolina soft drink Cheerwine, as well as regional supermarket chain Food Lion. It’s also home to Catawba College, Livingstone College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Hood Theological Seminary.
Salisbury is located halfway between Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina, on Interstate 85. Amtrak‘s Crescent and Carolinian and Piedmont trains connect Salisbury with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans.