Kannapolis, NC Overview

The economic power of the Kannapolis community had its genesis with the textile factory of Cannon Mills in 1906. Owner James W. Cannon wanted to build a community around the new facility to provide housing for factory workers. Loosely translated from its Greek origin, the name Kannapolis means City of Looms. Today, one of the Cannon operations is still a major regional employer and continues to refine its methods and automate its facilities in the production of home fashions. Warm and friendly neighbors, affordable and attractive housing, quality schools, and small-town charm are factors in the attraction to Kannapolis. This family-friendly environment is filled with parks and greenways, sparkling lakes, a dynamic business and retail community, charming historic districts, and upscale neighborhoods that are rich in amenities. Festivals, sporting events, an active YMCA, and charming Cannon Village shopping are just a few of the advantages. Residents and planners share a commitment to controlled growth where new neighborhoods and new businesses are seamlessly integrated to preserve the high quality of life. 


Population Growth (since 2000) 27%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 1,478.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.598
Households w/ Children 32%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 43%
Median Year in Residency 3.93

Housing Inventory

Kannapolis, NC Housing Inventory 11,914 2,299 6,534 11,914 2,299

Market Overview

216 listings with an estimated median price of $295,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 16
$100K - 200K 19
$200K - 300K 80
$300K - 400K 51
$400K - 500K 23
$500K - 600K 10
$600K - 700K 2
$700K - 800K 5
$800K - 900K 1
$1M - Max 9
Property Type Count
Single Family 154
Townhouse 15
Condo 2
Commercial 13
Rental 27
Lots and Land 28
Multi Family 4

(Data as of 5/18/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Kannapolis, NC Population Demographics

Total: 48,248


Median Age: 37.94

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Kannapolis, NC Temperature

Weather Risk

Kannapolis, NC Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Kannapolis, NC Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Kannapolis, NC Highest Education Level Attained 8,892 3,235 1,833 2,017 4,425 3,202 8,100 8,892 3,235 1,833 2,017 4,425

Employment and Finance


Kannapolis, NC Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $46,658)

Kannapolis, NC Income by dollar range 1,284 1,152 1,179 944 1,264 1,028 1,075 981 957 1,598 1,830 2,346 1,109 736 654 175 74 61

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Kannapolis, NC Crime

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