Kannapolis, NC
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Kannapolis is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 46,144 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Kannapolis is the 20th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Kannapolis isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kannapolis are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kannapolis is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kannapolis who work in office and administrative support (13.86%), sales jobs (12.00%), and management occupations (7.60%).

The education level of Kannapolis citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.83% of adults 25 and older in Kannapolis have a college degree.

The per capita income in Kannapolis in 2010 was $22,050, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,200 for a family of four. However, Kannapolis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kannapolis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kannapolis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kannapolis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kannapolis also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kannapolis include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and African.

The most common language spoken in Kannapolis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).