B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$810
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Kannapolis Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    115
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    72
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    551
    525
  • Theft
    1,468
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    183
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,854
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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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!
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Well, first and foremost, I am a black, young woman. I moved to Kannapolis in the height of the 2016 Presidential campaign. Outside of Alabama, I had never seen so many confederate flags and blatant racism in my life.

I have actively searched for jobs in the area but many of the business owners, are not trying to higher a black woman. Now, it could be that I was looking in the wrong places but, I know a nasty look when I see one.

Overall, where I live is quiet. Yes, the Trump signs and occasional gun rounds in the woods shake me but its quiet.
Kannapolis is a southern city, south of Charlotte, NC. Kannapolis once was a booming manufacturing textile company. The manufacturing mills are long gone, but the cute mill houses still remain. Kannapolis is home to the North Carolina research center and the famous monument for Dale Earnhardt Senior, NASCAR driver.