Kannapolis demographics profile

StatisticKannapolisNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,40121891
Median age35.338.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%43%43%
Speak English88%89%79%
Speak Spanish11%7%13%
Kannapolis, NC has a population of 45,685 and is the 898th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,401 per sq mi which is 543% higher than the North Carolina average and 1446% higher than the national average. The median age in Kannapolis is 35 which is approximately 8% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Kannapolis, 58% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 88% speak English and 11% speak Spanish. 60% of Kannapolis residents were born in North Carolina, 32% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

Did you know?

  • The population density in Kannapolis is 543% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Kannapolis is 8% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Kannapolis 67.90% of the population is White.
  • In Kannapolis 22.73% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Kannapolis 1.23% of the population is Asian.

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Kannapolis population breakdown by race

RaceKannapolisNorth CarolinaNational
Black or African American22.73%21.50%12.63%
American Indian0.45%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race1.90%2.45%3.06%
Other race5.79%3.01%4.75%
In Kannapolis, 12.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Kannapolis, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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