Kannapolis, North Carolina Population 2020

52,147

Kannapolis is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 52,147, it is the 20th largest city in North Carolina and the 762nd largest city in the United States. Kannapolis is currently growing at a rate of 2.34% annually and its population has increased by 22.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 42,625 in 2010. Spanning over 33 miles, Kannapolis has a population density of 1,599 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kannapolis is $70,692 with a poverty rate of 14.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $859 per month, and the median house value is $137,100. The median age in Kannapolis is 35 years, 33.1 years for males, and 36.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Kannapolis Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kannapolis was:

  • White: 65.03%
  • Black or African American: 22.32%
  • Other race: 8.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.28%
  • Asian: 1.80%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Kannapolis, North Carolina is 52,147, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 49,761.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 42,625.

Kannapolis, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,92665.03%
Black or African American10,61322.32%
Some Other Race3,9388.28%
Two or More Races1,0862.28%
Asian8581.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native920.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.08%

Kannapolis Population Pyramid 2020

Kannapolis Median Age

35


Total

33.1


Male

36.6


Female

Kannapolis Adults

There are 34,664 adults, (6,381 of whom are seniors) in Kannapolis.

Kannapolis Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Kannapolis Sex Ratio

Female

24,511

51.54%

Male

23,042

48.46%

Kannapolis Households and Families

Kannapolis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kannapolis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.9%26.1%
All59.5%40.5%
Non Family51.9%48.1%
Male47.9%52.1%
Female37.4%62.6%

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,1372.7659.5
Married8,0643.3973.9
Non Family5,0621.1851.9
Female2,9623.5137.4
Male1,0493.3847.9

3.3

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kannapolis Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8306.03%
9th to 12th Grade2,7719.13%
High School Graduate8,06626.57%
Some College8,25927.21%
Associates Degree2,9789.81%
Bachelors Degree4,47214.73%
Graduate Degree1,9786.52%

Kannapolis Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,19017,8024,680
Black6,2465,6841,173
Hispanic2,9081,425214
Other Race1,88396387
Asian603509322
Multiple Races37329931
Native American4331
Islander404030

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 75.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,252$39,501$30,300
Less Than High School$22,830$25,119$19,423
High School Grad$27,701$30,308$26,046
Some College$34,445$44,404$28,371
Bachelors Degree$46,396$60,577$41,504
Graduate Degree$60,481$96,736$51,348

$34,252

Average Earnings

$39,501

Average Male

$30,300

Average Female

Kannapolis Language

Kannapolis Language by Age

Kannapolis Language

85.63% of Kannapolis residents speak only English, while 14.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.39% of the population.

Kannapolis Poverty

Kannapolis Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,1233,15211.21%
Black10,4961,72316.42%
Hispanic6,7461,70325.24%
Other3,93898324.96%
Multiple1,07922821.13%
Asian858667.69%

14.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.67%

Male Poverty Rate

14.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kannapolis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kannapolis is Hispanic, with 25.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kannapolis is Asian, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.71%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.87%
High School10.78%
Some College9.38%
Bachelors or Greater4.40%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.01%
Female Unemployed30.30%
Male Employed7.22%
Female Employed6.90%

Kannapolis Income

Kannapolis Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,980$70,692
Families$57,630$79,667
Married Families$73,301$97,143
Non Families$30,671$44,434

Kannapolis Marital Status

Kannapolis Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Kannapolis Married by Age and Sex

Kannapolis Marriage

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

Kannapolis Marital Status by Race

Kannapolis Veterans

2,581

Number of Veterans

2,266

Male Veterans

315

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam754
Second Gulf War604
First Gulf War575
Korea165
World War II107
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54804
65 to 74651
75+473
18 to 34397
55 to 64256
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0178.49%
Black4846.61%
Hispanic782.04%
Other692.81%
2 or More112.46%

$Kannapolis Veterans by Education

4.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kannapolis Employment Status

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Kannapolis Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.25%

Born in North Carolina

92.12%

Native Born

7.88%

Foreign Born

5.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.12% of Kannapolis residents were born in the United States, with 59.25% having been born in North Carolina. 5.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202052,1471,1932.34%
201950,9541,1932.40%
201849,7619922.03%
201748,7691,1932.51%
201647,5761,2622.72%
201546,3141,0082.22%
201445,3069302.10%
201344,3766181.41%
201243,7586061.40%
201143,1524671.09%
201042,6855,7751.46%
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%