Kannapolis, NC

Kannapolis, situated in Rowan County, is a city made up of 32.54 square miles.

2018 Best Guide to Kannapolis, NC

July 20, 2017

The town was named as a reference to James William Cannon, the owner of the Cannon Mills Corporation.  


The median resident age in Kannapolis is 38 years. The median estimated household income is about $44,000 making it about $4,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in Kannapolis is about $125,000 (2015) which is $35,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Kannapolis is 65% White, 21% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 13% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 49% are married, 12% are divorced, 3% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 29% that have never been married. 

Towns Nearby

Enochville, NC
Landis, NC
China Grove, NC
Concord, NC
Rimertown, NC
Faith, NC
Harrisburg, NC
Mount Pleasant, NC

Rowan County

Kannapolis belongs to Rowan County in the Piedmont (center) part of North Carolina. The County, named after Matthew Rowan, is a part of the Charlotte Metropolitan Area, has a population of 138,500.

The County's largest city and seat, Salisbury, has a population of 33,700.

Rowan County borders Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Iredell, and Stanly counties.

Rowan County is made up of 524 square miles. 511 of which is land with the remaining 13 as water.


The population of Kannapolis, NC is about 42,600. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.


The elevation of Kannapolis, NC is 780 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for Kannapolis, NC are 28081, 28082, and 28083.

Area Code

The area codes for Kannapolis, NC are 704 and 980.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Kannapolis and Rowan County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 49% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 5%.


The unemployment rate for Kannapolis is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Construction, sales, maintenance, and production make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Salisbury Post, Rowan Free Press, and The Independent Tribune are the primary newspapers that cover the Rowan County area.


Houses for Rent
Gem Theater
Village Park
Homes for Sale
Zip Code
Cannon Pharmacy
Skateland USA
Food Lion
Dragon Wok
China Kitchen
Casa Grande
Urgent Care
El Amigo
Cabarrus Family Medicine
Hong Kong
Holiday Finance
China Buffet
Tokyo Express
Party House
Big Lots
Whitley Funeral Home
Real Estate
Family Video
Discount Tire
Police Department
Sogo Express
Al Brown High School
Things to Do
Brothers Tire
Varsity BBQ
Charity Baptist Church
Gym Theater
Country Inn and Suites
Coopers Ridge Apartments
Value Village
K Town Cars
Rug and Home
The Party House
Bentley Realty
Forty Six
Pawn Shops
Integra Springs
The Lakes
Mobile Homes
Dairy Queen
Hibachi Grill
Oak Crest Apartments

Town of Kannapolis NC
Kannapolis on City Data
Kannapolis on Wikipedia
Chamber of Commerce