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Welcome to Kannapolis ...

The city of Kannapolis is primarily located in Cabarrus County<1>. A portion of Kannapolis extends into Rowan County.

The location of Kannapolis has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Kannapolis: kuh-NAP-uh-lis<3>

When the people of Kannapolis refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Kannapolitan<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kannapolis has a population of 50,798 people<5> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kannapolis.

Kannapolis is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<6>.

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

Telephone area codes for Kannapolis: (704) and (980)<7>

Websites for Kannapolis ...

Official Website: www.ci.kannapolis.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kannapolis had an population of 50,798 people. This is an increase of 19.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kannapolis had a population of 42,625 people (or 23.95% of the total population of Cabarrus County). This makes Kannapolis the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Kannapolis represents 0.45% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42,625 people, the population of Kannapolis increased 15.48% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 36,910 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kannapolis.

Adding Kannapolis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kannapolis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kannapolis was on a map titled Road Map for North Carolina (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kannapolis on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Kannapolis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kannapolis.

  • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Huntersville [Mecklenburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the west of Kannapolis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntersville<9>
  • Mooresville [Iredell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooresville
    • Mooresville [Iredell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the northwest of Kannapolis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,962 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooresville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooresville<9>
  • Salisbury [Rowan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
    • Salisbury [Rowan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the northeast of Kannapolis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,821 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salisbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salisbury<9>
  • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornelius
    • Cornelius [Mecklenburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the west of Kannapolis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,804 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornelius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornelius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornelius<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County]
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      • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the south of Kannapolis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<9>
    • Davidson [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidson
      • Davidson [Iredell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the west of Kannapolis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davidson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davidson<9>
    • China Grove [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China Grove
      • China Grove [Rowan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<8> to the northeast of Kannapolis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on China Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for China Grove<9>
    • Midland [Cabarrus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Cabarrus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the southeast of Kannapolis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland<9>
    • Locust [Stanly County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust
      • Locust [Stanly County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the southeast of Kannapolis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Locust<9>
    • Spencer [Rowan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Rowan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<8> to the northeast of Kannapolis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<9>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kannapolis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kannapolis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kannapolis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kannapolis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kannapolis. See our Newspapers Page for Kannapolis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kannapolis ...

Looking for more information about Kannapolis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kannapolis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kannapolis.

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About Cabarrus County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kannapolis: www.ci.kannapolis.nc.us/

The official website for Cabarrus County: www.co.cabarrus.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Cabarrus, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Kannapolis. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Kannapolis refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Kannapolis may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kannapolis.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kannapolis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kannapolis) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kannapolis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KannapolisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kannapolis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4766, Longitude: -80.6382       In this case, the coordinates for Kannapolis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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