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Overview

Introduction to Kannapolis, North Carolina

Kannapolis, North Carolina, in Cabarrus county, is 5 miles NW of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 21 miles NE of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is conveniently located inside the Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metropolitan area.

Kannapolis History

Kannapoli’s history dates back to 1906, when James William Cannon purchased a number of farms to build the Cannon Mills Company. The company became the world's largest maker of household textile. Kannapolis became a mill village and mill employees enjoyed low rents, low cost utilities, free maintenance, and free garbage collection. In addition, they did not pay taxes. Kannapolis was named after the company and was officially incorporated in 1984.

Kannapolis and nearby Attractions

  • Bakers Creek Park
  • Textile Museum
  • The Club at Irish Creek
  • Kannapolis Lake
  • Lake Norman State Park
  • Lowe's Motorspeedway

Things To Do In Kannapolis

Bakers Creek Park has picnic shelters, tennis courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a playground, trails, miniature golf, and ballfields. The Cannon Village Home Furnishings Marketplace includes over 30 home décor, furniture, clothing, and gift shops in addition to a textile history museum. It is also the venue for the annual Christmas celebration. The Cannon Memorial Library has a history room that highlights the development of Kannapolis from its days as a textile village to its present day city.

Kannapolis Transportation

Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is less than one hour by car.

Kannapolis Higher Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, and Central Piedmont Community College provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,685
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+20,644
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,813
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,404
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,014

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,185
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.9%
Median Gross Rent$827
Median House Value$125,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.2%
German12.5%
English6.8%
Irish6.6%
African5.6%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Canadian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Swedish0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Russian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Arab0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Kannapolis Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cabarrus County
Standard Zip Codes28081, 28083
P.O. Box Zip Codes28082
Phone Area Codes704
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.5
Approximate Longitude-80.67

Kannapolis Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCONCORD
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationSALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches
StationALBEMARLE
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 51 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
China Grove4,163$47,448
Concord85,753$70,641
Faith865$60,089
Harrisburg14,500$95,958
Landis3,082$51,413
Mount Pleasant2,133$74,609

Kannapolis Public Schools

Charles E Boger Elementary
5150 Dove Field Lane
ZIP: 28081
(704) 788-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 803
Fred L Wilson Elementary
1401 Pine Street
ZIP: 28081
(704) 932-8656
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
Kannapolis Middle
1445 Oakwood Avenue
ZIP: 28081
(704) 932-4102
Middle
Total Enrollment 858
Shady Brook Elementary
903 Rogers Lake Road
ZIP: 28081
(704) 933-2434
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Woodrow Wilson Elementary
800 N Walnut Street
ZIP: 28081
(704) 933-2935
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
A L Brown High
415 E 1st Street
ZIP: 28083
(704) 932-6125
High
Total Enrollment 1475
Forest Park Elementary
1333 Forest Park Drive
ZIP: 28083
(704) 932-8121
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
Jackson Park Elementary
1400 Jackson Street
ZIP: 28083
(704) 933-2831
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Kannapolis Intermediate
525 East C Street
ZIP: 28083
(704) 932-4161
Middle
Total Enrollment 789
Royal Oaks Elementary
608 Dakota Street
ZIP: 28083
(704) 932-4111
Primary
Total Enrollment 320

Kannapolis Private Schools

North Kannapolis Christian Academy
312 Locust St
ZIP: 28081
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Faith Christian Academy
904 Chipola St
ZIP: 28083
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 31
Franklin Heights Christian Academy
526 Wright Ave
ZIP: 28083
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 139
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