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.

Kannapolis is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.13%), sales jobs (12.99%), and management occupations (7.21%).

The percentage of adults in Kannapolis who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.01% of the adults in Kannapolis have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kannapolis in 2010 was $21,149, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,596 for a family of four. However, Kannapolis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kannapolis is a very 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 11.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kannapolis include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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