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Overview

Introduction to Concord, North Carolina

Concord, North Carolina, in Cabarrus county, is 19 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina.The city is included in the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 55,977 people lived in Concord.

Concord History

The City of Concord was founded in April 1796 and became the county seat of Cabarrus County, which was established in 1792. The Germans, Scotish, and Irish were the area's early settlers. The city was formally incorporated in 1806. Zion Hill A. M. E. Zion Church, the oldest African-American church of Concord, was built in 1859. At that time it was known as Zion Chapel. The city was also home to Scotia Seminary, the historically black women's school, which was established in 1867.

Concord and nearby Attractions

  • Memorial Garden
  • Historic Cabarrus Courthouse Museum
  • Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site
  • Morrow Mountain State Park
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Concord

During your stay in Concord, you can visit the Concord Museum and explore the area’s history. The Beverly Hills Neighborhood Park, Caldwell Community Park, Les Myers Community Park, Hillgrove Filtration Park, Frank Liske Park, and Echo Park are ideal places to spend leisure time. The city also offers several shopping areas such as the Concord Plaza Shopping Center, Concord Parkade Shopping Center, and Carolina Mall.

Concord Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport can be reached within several minutes.

Concord Higher Education

Barber-Scotia College and Cabarrus College of Health Sciences lie within the city.

People

Total Population 83,903
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 39,140
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 52.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.6%
Median Earnings25+ $36,615
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,520
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,865

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,348
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $818
Median House Value $166,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.9%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 10%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Concord Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Cabarrus
Metro Area Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill
Standard Zip Codes 28025, 28027
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28026
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.408
Longitude -80.579

Concord Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CONCORD
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Station SALISBURY
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station SALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Concord, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Flowes Store (28025)

North Concord (28025)

Sidestown (28025)

Stonewall Jackson Training S (28025)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
China Grove 4,164 $41,894
Harrisburg 13,883 $85,930
Kannapolis 44,520 $51,725
Landis 3,097 $49,344
Locust 2,956 $63,750
Mount Pleasant 1,825 $69,338

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Concord Public Libraries

Library
Cabarrus County Public Library
27 UNION STREET NORTH
Concord, North Carolina
(704) 920-2063
Library Web Site

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Concord Hospitals

NORTHEAST MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
920 CHURCH ST N
(704) 783-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Concord High Schools

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JAY M ROBINSON HIGH
300 PITTS SCHOOL ROAD SW
704-788-4500
Serves 1,552 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

CENTRAL CABARRUS HIGH
505 HWY 49 S
704-786-0125
Serves 1,446 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

CONCORD HIGH
481 BURRAGE ROAD NE
704-786-4161
Serves 1,183 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

NORTHWEST CABARRUS HIGH
5130 NW CABARRUS DRIVE
704-788-4111
Serves 1,174 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

CABARRUS CO OPPORTUNITY SCH
120 MARSH AVENUE NW
704-793-1736
A Non-traditional School
Serves 40 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4

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