City of Kannapolis, NC
Kannapolis is located in Rowan County in North Carolina. The median income is $40,326 and the median home value is $132,200. The unemployment rate is 15.51% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 24 minutes each day. The population is 73.1% White, 21.0% Black, 1.0% American Indian, 1.2% Asian, and 3.6% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Kannapolis, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Kannapolis has a Walk Score® of 21.
Median Household Income$40,326
Median Home Price$132,200
Kannapolis is home to one of North Carolina's cinematic treasures: The Gem Theatre, which is one of the oldest single-screen movie theatre in continuous operation today. The theater was reduced to ashes in a fire soon after it was built in the 1930s, but was rebuilt in 1948 and has been open ever since, becoming the spot generations of area residents have gone to see first-run films. Today, the 900-seat old-style moviehouse shows first-run movies and is one of only a few movie theatres that offers balcony seating.
Things really heat up in the summer in Kannapolis, NC. The city sponsors an award-winning Summer Events Series that attracts thousands annually from Kannapolis and the surrounding Charlotte region. Events include music, movies and literary events. The Thursdays on Main concert series features live acoustic music on the lawn at Veterans Park during lunchtime. The Summer Concert Series at Village Park in Kannapolis includes performances from the symphony and others.
Kannapolis' Curb Motorsports Museum delivers twice the entertainment with a mix of two subjects: motorsports and country music. The museum represents the two passions of Mike Curb, the museum’s owner. A long-time motorsports enthusiast, Curb is the owner and founder of the leading country music record label in the country.
Restaurants and food options in Kannapolis include the favorites such as Italian to healthy options and local vendors. Johnny Carino's Country Italian Carino's began in the mid-1990's as an attempt to bring American Italian food back to its authentic roots. The restaurant prides itself on using the finest ingredients to produce quality dishes, which include Italian favorites like spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmigiana and lasagna. Forty-Six
Things move fast in Kannapolis and Cabarrus County. It is, after all, birthplace of one of auto racing’s most fearsome competitors, Dale Earnhardt.
The summer game has a home in Kannapolis. The Kannapolis Intimidators, the Single A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, play in the South Atlantic League. The circuit is one of the biggest geographically in Minor League Baseball, including seven states spanning from New Jersey to Georgia. The Intimidators play in the Northern Division of the league. The team plays 140 games in the regular season and welcomes 13 different major league affiliated teams to Kannapolis, NC.
Soaking Up the Fun The water is always 84 degrees at Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor water park and resort in Concord. The resort offers a number of entertainment options for kids and adults, in the water and out, including Fort Mackenzie, a 12-level, four-story interactive treehouse water fort that splashes a 1,000-gallon bucket from the" treetop." There are 12 huge slides, 3 indoor pools and an enormous outdoor pool, too.
Just outside Kannapolis in Concord is a can't-miss shopping mecca: Concord Mills. The 1.4 million square foot shopping mall is one of North Carolina's largest tourist attraction, located about a mile from Charlotte Motor Speedway. The suburban Charlotte mall is made up mainly of outlet stores including Saks Off 5th, Nike Factory Store, TJMaxx, American Eagle, Finish Line, Express, and Hot Topic Other attractions include Bass Pro Shops, a Lego store, AMC Theaters, and NASCAR Speedpark.
Kannapolis has a variety of shopping destinations to choose from. Below is a listing of some of the stores available here. Book Dealers BOOK TRADER, 1505 S. MAIN ST., (704) 938-4909 Childrens