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Kannapolis, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Kannapolis is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cabarrus County at latitude 35.4766 and longitude -80.6386. Cabarrus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 801 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Kannapolis, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kannapolis, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Kannapolis indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Kannapolis, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 44,812
Population in Households 44,496
Population in Familes 36,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 316
Population Density1 1,403
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 17,076
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 11,550
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,549 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,456 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,621 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,473 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $146,183
Average Home Value $176,119


Median Household Income $37,246
Average Household Income $50,170
Per Capita Income $19,343
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.18% 0.96%
Households 0.99% 0.9%
Families 0.77% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kannapolis, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kannapolis to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 97th
Population Density1 # 94 87th
Diversity Index2 # 138 81st
Median Household Income # 423 43rd
Per Capita Income # 440 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.