Kannapolis, North Carolina Population 2021

52,983
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Kannapolis is a city located in Cabarrus County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 52,983, it is the 20th largest city in North Carolina and the 751st largest city in the United States . Kannapolis is currently growing at a rate of 2.06% annually and its population has increased by 24.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,625 in 2010. Kannapolis reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 33 miles, Kannapolis has a population density of 1,625 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kannapolis is $72,792 with a poverty rate of 14.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $856 per month, and the median house value is $144,400. The median age in Kannapolis is 34.8 years, 33.2 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.

Kannapolis Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kannapoliswas:

  • White: 65.96%
  • Black or African American: 21.82%
  • Other race: 7.55%
  • Two or more races: 2.83%
  • Asian: 1.60%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Kannapolis, North Carolina is 52,983 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 50,841.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,625.

Kannapolis, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,07565.96%
Black or African American10,61121.82%
Some Other Race3,6717.55%
Two or More Races1,3762.83%
Asian7761.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.09%
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Kannapolis Population by Race

Kannapolis Population Pyramid $2021

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Kannapolis Median Age

34.8


Total

33.2


Male

36.1


Female

Kannapolis Adults

There are 35,076 adults, (6,523 of whom are seniors) in Kannapolis.

Kannapolis Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kannapolis Sex Ratio

Female

25,247

51.92%

Male

23,383

48.08%

Kannapolis Population by Age

Kannapolis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kannapolis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female37.2%62.8%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Male53.5%46.5%
All60.3%39.7%
Married73.9%26.1%

60.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kannapolis Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,2482.860.3
Married8,2063.4373.9
Non Family5,1561.2153.1
Female2,9353.6637.2
Male9513.3553.5

3.36

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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Kannapolis Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9626.32%
9th to 12th Grade2,7318.79%
High School Graduate8,73028.11%
Some College7,96325.64%
Associates Degree2,8959.32%
Bachelors Degree4,68515.08%
Graduate Degree2,0966.75%
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Kannapolis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kannapolis Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,58518,3144,897
Black6,2445,6661,122
Hispanic3,1611,506356
Other Race1,956958213
Asian608482299
2+ Races41834356
Islander434335
Native American3434

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 81.40%.

Kannapolis Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,357$40,882$32,448
Less Than 9th Grade$23,381$25,461$
High School Graduate$29,423$32,412$27,421
Some College$36,496$43,432$30,470
Bachelors Degree$49,562$63,670$44,928
Graduate Degree$62,596$82,500$53,608

$36,357

Average Earnings

$40,882

Average Male

$32,448

Average Female

Kannapolis Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kannapolis Language by Age

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Kannapolis Language

86.19% of Kannapolis residents speak only English, while 13.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.41% of the population.

Kannapolis Language

Kannapolis Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,0083,31611.43%
Black10,4771,67115.95%
Hispanic6,8881,66024.10%
Other3,67176820.92%
Multiple1,37330322.07%
Asian773445.69%

14.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.60%

Male Poverty Rate

16.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kannapolis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kannapolis is Hispanic, with 24.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kannapolis is Asian, with 5.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.98%.

Kannapolis Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.98%
High School11.37%
Some College10.03%
Bachelors or Greater3.20%

Kannapolis Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.94%
Male Unemployed28.27%
Female Employed8.30%
Male Employed5.48%

Kannapolis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kannapolis Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,365$72,792
Families$60,200$81,312
Married Families$75,129-
Non Families$30,599$48,371
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Income by Household Type

Kannapolis Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Kannapolis Married by Age and Sex

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Kannapolis Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kannapolis Marital Status by Race

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Kannapolis Marital Status

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2,694

Number of Veterans

2,387

Male Veterans

307

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam877
First Gulf War756
Second Gulf War685
World War II85
Korea66

Kannapolis Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54843
65 to 74703
75+398
18 to 34388
55 to 64362

Kannapolis Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0958.64%
Black5377.49%
Hispanic741.85%
Other Race492.03%
2+ Races132.42%

Kannapolis Veterans by Race

Kannapolis Veterans by Education

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2.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kannapolis Veterans by Education

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67.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Kannapolis Employment by Age

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Kannapolis Employment by Race

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Kannapolis Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.35%

Born in Kannapolis

92.22%

Native Born

7.78%

Foreign Born

5.24%

Non Citizen

2.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.22% of Kannapolis residents were born in the United States, with 59.35% having been born in North Carolina. 5.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kannapolis Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202152,9831,0712.06%
202051,9121,0712.11%
201950,8411,0712.15%
201849,7709962.04%
201748,7741,1972.52%
201647,5771,2662.73%
201546,3111,0012.21%
201445,3109252.08%
201344,3856161.41%
201243,7696001.39%
201143,1694701.10%
201042,6995,7891.47%
200036,9107,2142.20%
199029,696-5,868-1.79%
198035,564-729-0.20%
197036,2931,6460.47%
196034,6476,2472.01%
195028,4003,4001.28%
194025,0000.00%

Kannapolis Population by Year