Kannapolis, North Carolina Population 2024

57,346

Kannapolis is a city located in Cabarrus County and Rowan County North Carolina. Kannapolis has a 2024 population of 57,346. Kannapolis is currently growing at a rate of 1.68% annually and its population has increased by 7.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,442 in 2020.

The average household income in Kannapolis is $85,714 with a poverty rate of 11.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kannapolis is 37 years, 36 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.

Kannapolis Demographics

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

  • White: 62.7%
  • Black or African American: 22.42%
  • Two or more races: 7.34%
  • Other race: 5.12%
  • Asian: 2.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Native American:
Land Area (mi²)
32.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,758.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.31% (3,904)
The current population of Kannapolis, North Carolina is 57,346 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 53,442.

Kannapolis, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White33,42862.7%
Black or African American11,95522.42%
Two or more races3,9157.34%
Other race2,7325.12%
Asian1,2332.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander510.1%
Native American
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Kannapolis Population by Race

Kannapolis Population Pyramid 2024

Kannapolis Median Age

37

Total

36

Male

37.4

Female

Kannapolis Adults

There are 39,634 adults, (7,620 of whom are seniors) in Kannapolis.

Kannapolis Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Kannapolis Sex Ratio

Female26,66450.01%
Male26,65049.99%

Kannapolis Population by Age

Kannapolis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All19,0262.7962.537.5
Married9,4193.2877.122.9
Non Family5,8071.2948.751.3
Female3,175446.253.8
Male6253.2453.646.4
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3.36

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kannapolis Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kannapolis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kannapolis Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.09%.

Kannapolis Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,718

Average Earnings

$45,909

Average Male

$39,243

Average Female

Kannapolis Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kannapolis Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kannapolis Language

89.09% of Kannapolis residents speak only English, while 10.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.55% of the population.

Kannapolis Language

Kannapolis Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White31,0642,9599.53%
Hispanic6,5141,42521.88%
Black11,8391,42312.02%
Multiple3,9151,05927.05%
Other2,73237013.54%
Islander512549.02%
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11.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.03%

Male Poverty Rate

14.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kannapolis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kannapolis is Islander, with 49.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kannapolis is White, with 9.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.93%.

Kannapolis Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.17%
High School11.43%
Some College7.43%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%
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Kannapolis Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.27%
Male Unemployed17.18%
Female Employed6.02%
Male Employed3.28%
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Kannapolis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kannapolis Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kannapolis Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Kannapolis Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kannapolis Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kannapolis Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kannapolis Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,973

Number of Veterans

2,717

Male Veterans

256

Female Veterans

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Kannapolis Veterans by War

count

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Kannapolis Veterans by Age

count

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Kannapolis Veterans by Race

Kannapolis Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kannapolis Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Kannapolis Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kannapolis Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kannapolis Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.63%

Born in Kannapolis

93.14%

Native Born

6.86%

Foreign Born

3.97%

Non Citizen

2.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.14% of Kannapolis residents were born in the United States, with 56.63% having been born in North Carolina. 3.97% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202962,0919491.55%
202861,1429491.58%
202760,1939491.6%
202659,2449491.63%
202558,2959491.65%
202457,3469491.68%
202356,3979491.71%
202255,4489491.74%
202154,4991,0571.98%
202053,4422,6445.2%
201950,7981,0652.14%
201849,7339591.97%
201748,7741,1752.47%
201647,5991,2672.73%
201546,3321,0092.23%
201445,3239342.1%
201344,3896171.41%
201243,7726021.39%
201143,1704731.11%
201042,6975,78715.68%
200036,9107,21424.29%
199029,696-5,868-16.5%
198035,564-729-2.01%
197036,2931,6464.75%
196034,6476,24722%
195028,4003,40013.6%
194025,000
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Kannapolis Population by Year