Kannapolis, situated in Rowan County, is a city made up of 32.54 square miles.
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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.
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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.
The zip codes for Kannapolis, NC are 28081, 28082, and 28083.
The area codes for Kannapolis, NC are 704 and 980.
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.
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