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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Kannapolis is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 46,498. Kannapolis is in Cabarrus County. Living in Kannapolis offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Kannapolis and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kannapolis are above average.
About Kannapolis...
Population
46,498

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$848
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Kannapolis Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    90
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    82
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    455
    500
  • Theft
    1,411
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    144
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Kannapolis

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,637
National
$55,322

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Kannapolis Reviews

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In Kannapolis, there is so much to do. In the summer, there are concerts and festivals that they do every year to bring the community together. Also, the food and shopping options in Downtown Kannapolis are amazing. My favorite place to eat there is Restaurant 46. My favorite thing to do in Kannapolis is going to the movie theatre. It's called the Gem Theatre and it was built back in 1948. Nothing has changed and It looked so cool inside. Something I would like to see change in Kannapolis is the historical side of the town. This town has so much character and restoring it back to its former glory would be great to see and show everyone in the town. Anyone who came to visit or live in Kannapolis would never be bored.
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My husband and I just moved to the area. Kannapolis seems like it's right on the tipping point of becoming the next "it place". There's a lot of new construction, focus on outdoor and family activities and general sense of building pride in the community. I can't wait to see what Kannapolis blossoms into!
It is a very nice place, however there is not much to do here. The community is filled with some nice houses and people. But, like I said, there are very little activities. One or two movie theatres, one bowling alley, one small park, one skating rink, and that's pretty much it.