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Toll Free: 800-554-4373

Charlotte Regional Partnership
550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Total Population197,007
Total Households71,816
Average Age37.5

Age % The Population

0-14 years21.75%
15-24 years12.10%
25-34 years12.69%
35-44 years14.58%
45-54 years14.27%
65+ years11.78%
55-64 years12.83%

ESRI 2016

Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI
2016$56,090 $27,583

ESRI 2016

Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School14,66811.26%
High School Graduate30,35823.30%
Some College30,97523.77%
Associates Degree13,47710.34%
Bachelor's Degree24,83219.06%
Graduate/Professional Degree10,9608.41%

ESRI 2016


Labor Force101,974
Unemployment rate7.40%

ESRI 2016

Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Carolinas Medical Center- Northeast
Hendrick Motorsports
S&D Coffee and Tea

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 617 0.65%
Construction 6,319 6.69%
Manufacturing 9,106 9.64%
Transportation and Warehousing 4,059 4.30%
Information 1,936 2.05%
Wholesale Trade 2,762 2.92%
Retail Trade 11,624 12.30%
FIRE 8,901 9.43%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,172 4.42%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 79 0.08%
Administartive and Support and Waste Management Services 4,242 4.49%
Educational Services 9,067 9.60%
Health Care and Social Assistance 12,042 12.75%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2,648 2.80%
Accommodation and Food Services 7,562 8.00%
Other Services, except Public Administration 4,854 5.14%
Public Administration 3,090 3.27%

ESRI 2016


As Cabarrus County heads into the future, it is poised for sustained growth and development. The county is attractive to businesses with its close proximity to Charlotte and the I-85 corridor, well-trained diversified work force, and its excellent quality of life.

Cabarrus County offers sites and buildings with excellent infrastructure, including well-designed business parks with accessible utilities and easy road access. Cabarrus County is also a tourist destination for hundreds of thousands of race fans attending races at Charlotte Motor Speedway each year.

Cabarrus Economic Development
Robby Carney
3003 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083


  Charlotte Regional Partnership
Ronnie Bryant
550 South Caldwell St.
Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202