Phone: 704-347-8942

Toll Free: 800-554-4373

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

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Total Population206,872
Total Households75,287
Average Age37.7

Age % The Population

0-14 years21.9%
15-24 years12.5%
25-34 years12.1%
35-44 years15%
45-54 years14.8%
65+ years11.4%
55-64 years12.4%

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Household Income

Year Median HHI PCI

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Workforce Education

Level Total %
Less than High School9,1598.9%
High School Graduate25,14824.6%
Some College25,43524.8%
Associates Degree10,82410.6%
Bachelor's Degree22,31721.8%
Graduate/Professional Degree9,5289.3%

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Labor Force100,087
Unemployment rate7.9%

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Largest Employers

Largest Employers
Atrium Health
S&D Coffee and Tea
Hendrick Motorsports

Charlotte USA regional counties

Employment By Industry

Industry Emp. % Emp.
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining 351 0.42%
Construction 4,958 5.99%
Manufacturing 6,081 7.35%
Transportation and Warehousing 4,354 5.26%
Information 949 1.15%
Wholesale Trade 2,762 2.92%
Retail Trade 12,532 15.15%
FIRE 2,395 3%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,852 3.45%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,341 1.62%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management Services 5,543 6.70%
Educational Services 6,103 7.38%
Health Care and Social Assistance 10,475 12.66%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3,560 4.30%
Accommodation and Food Services 10,202 12.33%
Other Services, except Public Administration 3,811 4.61%
Public Administration 3,251 3.93%

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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