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Kannapolis is a city in Cabarrus County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area. (The community straddles Cabarrus and Rowan counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named for the Cannon Mills
The latitude of Kannapolis is 35.487N. The longitude is -80.621W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 38,178.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kannapolis demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cabarrus County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28088 ZIP code.
13% of Kannapolis residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kannapolis ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kannapolis was $17,539, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Kannapolis residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kannapolis, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $401. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $862.
Libraries in Kannapolis include Kannapolis Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kannapolis include Independent Tribune
TV stations in Kannapolis include WAXN.
Cabarrus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kannapolis political report.
The average commute time for Kannapolis workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kannapolis between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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