Kannapolis is located in the piedmont area of North Carolina, residing in Cabarrus and Rowan counties. Kannapolis has a population of 43,197 which makes it the 20th largest city in North Carolina. The population is made up of different racial and ethnic groups.
We are centrally located in North Carolina, which allows short travel distances to both the beaches and mountains of North Carolina.
Kannapolis is known for the Kannapolis Intimidators, a class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox Baseball team and is also the hometown of the Earnhardt Racing Family and the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
Kannapolis affords the accessibility to the Charlotte Metro area, a major financial hub in the southeast and also offers a variety of professional sports (NASCAR, NFL, NHL, and NBA).
The easy accessibility of Charlotte along with lower taxes has made the Kannapolis/Concord area attractive to many people who work in Charlotte.
The three major sources of income in Kannapolis and surrounding areas are Carolinas Medical Center Northeast, Rowan Regional Medical Center and associated medical practices; Local school systems including Kannapolis City Schools, Rowan and Cabarrus County Schools; and the North Carolina Research Center, a pubic-private venture that focuses on food, nutrition and biotech research.