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Time Zone: Cabarrus County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Cabarrus County was founded in 1792 and was created by taking area from MecklenburgCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cabarrus had a population of 172,223 people. This is an increase of 31.4% since the last Census (which gave a population of 131,063 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cabarrus represented 1.63% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010178,011+35.82%+3.36% since 2009
2009172,223+31.4%+2.17% since 2008
2008168,559+28.61%+3.58% since 2007
2000131,063The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cabarrus County Census Page for Cabarrus County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cabarrus County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cabarrus County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Concord   67,25155,97720.14% increase  
Kannapolis   43,40436,91017.59% increase  
Harrisburg   5,9214,49331.78% increase  
Mount Pleasant   1,7291,25937.33% increase  

Websites for Cabarrus County

Official Website:   www.co.cabarrus.nc.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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