Kannapolis, NC

Kannapolis profile

Living in Kannapolis

Kannapolis is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 50,841 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Kannapolis is the 20th largest community in North Carolina.

Kannapolis is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kannapolis is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kannapolis who work in office and administrative support (13.31%), sales jobs (9.83%), and management occupations (8.97%).

The citizens of Kannapolis are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.83% of adults in Kannapolis having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kannapolis in 2018 was $27,372, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,488 for a family of four. However, Kannapolis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kannapolis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kannapolis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kannapolis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kannapolis also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kannapolis include German, Irish, African, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Kannapolis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.