Kannapolis, North Carolina

Kannapolis: The most populous city in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. It is located in the Piedmont region of the state. Kannapolis is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Kannapolis Historic District and the Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium.


Kannapolis is a city located in the county of Cabarrus in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 42,625 and a population density of 498 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 52,007 inhabitants.

The city was created 118 years ago in 1905.

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Location of Kannapolis on North Carolina map.

Quick Facts about Kannapolis

Population : 52,007 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : North Carolina (United States)
County : Cabarrus County
Postal code : 28081, 28083
Phone Area Codes : 704
Area : 85.57 km2
Altitude : 830 feet / 253 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1906 (118 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 07:29:49 (13th June 2024)
Density : 608 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 18.04% (2010-2020)
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Kannapolis is located at 35°29'14"N 80°37'18"W (35.4873600, -80.6217300).

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The population of Kannapolis increased by 18.04% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 42,625 - census
2011 43,169 1.26% estimation process
2012 43,769 1.37% estimation process
2013 44,385 1.39% estimation process
2014 45,310 2.04% estimation process
2015 46,311 2.16% estimation process
2016 47,577 2.66% estimation process
2017 48,774 2.45% estimation process
2018 49,770 2% estimation process
2019 50,841 2.11% estimation process
2020 52,007 2.24% estimation process

Kannapolis zip code is 28081. County name: Cabarrus, County fips: 37025

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People born in Kannapolis (27)

People born in Kannapolis, including singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer George Clinton, racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., racing driver Dale Earnhardt, .


Schools in Kannapolis

College & universities near Kannapolis, NC

Code Name City ZIP
198109 Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord (NC) 28025-3959
450614 Empire Beauty School-Concord Concord (NC) 28027
198385 Davidson College Davidson (NC) 28035
408163 Pinnacle Institute of Cosmetology Mooresville (NC) 28115
199494 Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Salisbury (NC) 28146

Stations (11)

Amtrak & bus stations near Kannapolis, NC

Code Name Address Type
KAN Kannapolis 201 South Main St. RAIL
SAL Salisbury Depot and Liberty Sts. RAIL
CLT Charlotte 1914 North Tryon St. RAIL
LEX Lexington Center St. and railroad tracks RAIL
GAS Gastonia 350 Hancock Street RAIL

Post offices near Kannapolis

Post Office Name City ZIP
Kannapol Post Office Kannapolis (NC) 28083
Land Post Office Landis (NC) 28088
Concord Post Office Concord (NC) 28025
Concord Pkwy Post Office Concord (NC) 28027
China Grov Post Office China Grove (NC) 28023

Other cities in Cabarrus County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Cabarrus County , NC.

City Name Population Title
Concord 98,500 The most populous city in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
Harrisburg 16,852 Town in North Carolina
Midland 3,880 Place in North Carolina, United States
Mount Pleasant 1,821 Town in North Carolina, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Kannapolis distances to largest North Carolina cities