Our Skilled Workforce

Our Skilled Workforce

A highly trained (healthy and happy) workforce.

Area demographics at-a-glance:

  • Kannapolis population: 53,000
  • Cabarrus County population: 227,000
  • Rowan County population: 147,000
  • 30-minute drive-time population: 1,762,000
  • 30-minute drive-time labor force (age 25-54): 643,000
  • Median age: 34.8

Top Industries:

  • Education, healthcare, and child & personal care services
  • Retail and consumer sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics, transportation, and warehousing
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation
  • Professional, scientific, administrative services 

From Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and the N.C. Manufacturing Institute to specific initiatives, the City of Kannapolis is connected to programs to train and attract quality individuals into our workforce. Our competitive costs and high quality of life are drawing people here. Our Discover a Healthy Life initiative, which addresses all aspects of personal wellness and success, is inspiring the people who move here and work here to stay healthy, happy and fulfilled.

Area census info 30-minute drive-time Demographics