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  •   State: 
    North Carolina
    Cabarrus County
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    35°24′37″N 80°35′07″W
      Area total: 
    63.54 sq mi
      Area land: 
    64.00 sq mi (165.77 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.04 sq mi (0.09 km²)
    633 ft (193 m)
    1796; Incorporated 1806
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,644.32 residents per square mile of area (634.87/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Concord is the county seat and largest city in Cabarrus County, in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 105,186, with an estimated population in 2021 of 107,697. In terms of population, Concord is the second-largest city in the Charlotte metropolitan area. The city was a winner of the All-America City Award in 2004. It is located in the Piedmont region, 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Uptown Charlotte. Concord is home to NASCAR's Charlotte Motor Speedway and Concord Mills. It has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with cool to cool winters and hot, humid summers. The average high temperature in the winter is 43 °C (6 °F), and the average daily temperature is 29 °F (2 °C). In the summer, the average temperature is 79 °F (26 °C), high and high. The name Concord means with harmony. This name was chosen after a lengthy dispute between the German Lutherans and Scotch-Irish Presbyterians over where the country seat should be located. Concord was incorporated in 1806 and became a center of trade and retail for the cotton-producing region, especially on court days. During the antebellum era, wealth was built by planters through the cultivation of cotton as a commodity crop; the work was done by enslaved African Americans. The mill operated under black ownership through 1904, hitting difficult times after Coleman died.


Concord is the primary city name, but also Kannapolis are acceptable city names or spellings, Flowes Store, North Concord, Sidestown, Stonewall Jackson Training S on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. Concord was first settled about 1750 by German and Scots-Irish immigrants. Located in the Piedmont, Concord became a site of industrialization with cotton mills in the late 19th century. Among the owners of the new mills were men of the rising black middle-class in Wilmington, North Carolina. They built and operated what is believed to have been the first cotton mill owned by blacks in the nation. In 1900, John C. Dancy was among more than 2000 blacks who left the city permanently after the riot. He moved to Washington, DC, appointed as the federal Recorder of Deeds, and serving until 1910. The brick mill building was later taken over by Fieldcrest Cannon. It was enlarged and added on to, nearly doubling its square footage. Within the North Union Historic District is Memorial Garden. Located on 3 acres (12,000 m2), the garden winds through the 200-year-old cemetery of the First Presbyterian Church. Portions of the city limit boundary adjoin the Cabarrus/Mecklenburg County line. It is located in today's rapidly growing northeast quadrant of the Charlotte metropolitan area. The name Concord means with harmony. This name was chosen after a lengthy dispute between the German Lutherans and Scotch-Irish Presbyterians over where the county seat should be located. Concord is considered a relatively old town by US standards, as it was incorporated in 1806. It became a center of trade and retail for the cotton-producing region, especially on court days.


Concord is located northeast of Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina. It has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), with cool to mild winters and hot, humid summers. The area receives a generous amount of rainfall at 43.8 inches (1,110 mm) per year, with February and April being the two driest months. Thunderstorms, both light and strong, are common in the spring and summer months. The sun shines 70 percent of the time in summer and 55 percent in winter. The prevailing wind is from the southwest, with the average highest windspeed of 9 miles per hour (14 km/h) in spring. It is not unusual for summer daytime temperatures to reach in the mid to upper 90s and occasionally exceed 100 °F (38 °C). It is typical for winter temperatures to fall into the teens at night, but temperatures generally warm to above freezing during the day. The city is located in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, which is characterized by rolling hills and forested areas. The elevation at the center of downtown is 706 feet (215 m) above sea level. The average high temperature in the winter is 43°F (6 °C), and the average daily low temperature is 29°F (2 °C) In the summer the average temperature is 79 °F  (26°C) The average daily high temperature is 88 °F  (31°C).


As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 105,240 people, 30,660 households, and 21,013 families residing in the city. Of those persons claiming to be of one race, the racial breakdown is 70.4% white, 17.8% black or African American, 2.6% Asian, 0.3% Native American, and 0.1% Pacific islander. The earliest settlers were mainly immigrants, German Lutherans and German Reformed Protestants, and Scots or Scotch Irish Presbyterians, who began settling in Cabarrus County in the 1750s. According to the 2000 Religion Report, more than 63% of area residents are affiliated with a Temple body. Concord is home to a Jewish congregation, Orlam Olam, and a Christian church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, which was founded in 18th century. The city has a population of 79,066, with 32,130 housing units, 90.7% of which are occupied, and 9. 3% are vacant. In 2000, the city the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 33. 6% from 25 to 44, 20. 2% from 45 to 64, and 11. 1% who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08. The median income was $46,094, and the median income for a family was $53,571.


Concord has a diverse economy comprising shipping and transportation, banking, manufacturing, motorsports, and various service sectors. The city is home to the international headquarters for ACN Inc. According to the city's 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Atrium Health, Cabarrus County Schools, Celgard LLC, Connextions, Roush Fenway Racing, Sysco Foods, S&D Coffee, and Motor Racing Network, as well as CT Communications (also known as Concord Telephone), before being acquired by Windstream in 2007. The largest employer in Concord is Concord University, followed by Concord High School, Concord College, and Concord Technical College. Concord University is the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which was founded in 1883. Concord College was the first college in the state to admit women, and the first to offer a women's studies program. The university also has a business school, which opened in 1894. The school district has been in operation since 1894, when it was founded by the College of Arts and Sciences. It is one of the oldest public schools in North Carolina, with a population of more than 1,000. The district also has the largest number of private schools, with more than 2,000 students in the district. It has the highest percentage of women in the local workforce, and has a high percentage of African-American population, with 1.7% of the population. It also has many small businesses and several large employers.

Arts and culture

Concord is home to Charlotte Motor Speedway, a NASCAR Research and Development Office, and several professional race teams. The Cabarrus County Courthouse was completed in 1876. The courthouse was recognized for its significance and listed in 1974 on the National Register of Historic Places. Concord is also home to two malls, a museum, a family resort, and an arena and events center that can be used for multiple purposes for the entire county. The city is the home to Windshear, Inc., a firm that owns a state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility used to test the aerodynamics of vehicles (mostly motorsports vehicles) The city also has a large retail venue, Concord Mills, and a dragstrip and dirt track facility adjacent to the speedway. It is also the home of the Great Wolf Lodge, which has a lodge, restaurant, bar, and spa, as well as a golf course. The town is located on the banks of the N.C. Turnpike, which was built in the 1800s. The turnpike was once called the "Cabarrus River" and is now known as the "Turnpike Highway" The city's main street, North Union Street, was once known as "The Main Street" and was once the "Main Street" of the town. It has been renamed after the town's first post office, which opened in 1881. The name "Concords" is now used to refer to the city's central business district.

Parks and recreation

In 2000, Concord's city council implemented the "Partnerships for Stronger Neighborhoods" program. The program is designed to enhance the lives of residents in the neighborhoods in the city. The City of Concord provides its neighborhoods with three recreational centers, eight parks, four sport complexes, an aquatics center featuring open swimming and swim lessons. There is also the championship 18-hole Rocky River Golf Club (a Dan Maples design) owned and operated by the City and managed by a contracted company.Private recreational opportunities are available, including the West Cabarrus YMCA and the Sportscenter. The West Cabarra YMca opened in the fall of 2003. The Sportscenter is a privately owned athletic and recreational facility. There are currently 45 neighborhoods participating in the program, which contributes to making Concord one of the most sought-after communities for homebuyers in the regional real estate market. Choices are diverse, offering modest homes to multimillion-dollar estates. The city is home to the U.S. Open, which is held every year in New York City's Times Square, and the World Series of Poker, which takes place in Las Vegas every year. The U.N. World Cup is held in Concord every year, from August to September. The city also hosts the Winter Olympics, which starts in 2010. The Winter Games are held in the town of Concord in the summer of 2010. It is the first time the city has hosted the Winter Games.


Concord has a council-manager form of government. The mayor and city council are elected for four year terms, with no term limits. The council appoints a professional city manager to manage and implement the decisions of the city council. The operating budget for fiscal year 2012 totaled $207,724,003. The government generates its revenue from sources such as real property tax, sales tax distributions from the State, water and wastewater service fees, electrical utility fees, business privilege licenses, federal or state grants, investments, and other fees. The revenues are distributed back to the community in the form of services. The city government offers a variety of services to its citizens. Six are required by North Carolina General Statute - fire, police, solid waste, street maintenance, water, and wastewater. Additional services that the city offers are electrical distribution, parks and recreation, stormwater system, transportation (streets maintenance and planning), economic development, planning and zoning, community development programs, environmental protection, a transit system, and operation of a regional airport. The current mayor of Concord is William C. "Bill" Dusch, and the current city manager is Lloyd Payne was appointed on April 1, 2018 following the retirement after 20 years of W. Brian Hiatt. In general, the municipal government structure consists of the mayor, seven city council members and the appointed city manager. The City Council holds most of the power in the city government. For example, they have the power to pass ordinances, make resolutions, adopt plans, and establish the budget.


There are 12 elementary schools in Concord, seven middle schools, and five high schools. Publicly, the area is served by the Cabarrus County Schools system. Local private schools include Cannon School and Concord First Assembly Academy. RowanCabarrus Community College and Barber-Scotia College of Health Sciences are located in the area. Concord is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The University of South Carolina-Concord is located on the campus of the College of Arts and Sciences. The campus is known for its fine arts, music, and theater programs. It is also known as the "Home of the Stars" for its architectural style. The town's main street is called Concord Avenue, which runs through the center of the town. It was named after the town of Concord, North Carolina, which was founded in 1776. The city's name is derived from the town's name, which means "council" or "town" in Latin, and "concord" means "home" in English. It also means "city" in Spanish, which is the city's official language. The name of the school district is Concord County Schools, which has been in existence since 1872. The school district has been part of CabarrUS County since the inception of the county. It has a history of being part of the state since the early 20th century. The county has a population of more than 3,000.


Interstate 85 links Concord directly to Greensboro and Durham to the northeast and Charlotte, Greenville, and Atlanta to the southwest. Interstate 485 is located southwest of Concord and parallels the Cabarrus - Mecklenburg County line for several miles. US Highway 29 and US Highway 601 travel through Concord en route to other parts of the Carolinas. Concord has a local bus system known as CKRider that provides service to Concord and Kannapolis. The system also links to Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) via an express service as well as at regular service connection points. Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (JQF) is an airport publicly owned and operated by the City of Concord. It is designated as a reliever facility for Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Charlotte Douglas provides Concord with a major domestic/international gateway. In 2013 Allegaint Air began providing commercial air service from Concord- Pad gett Regional to cities in Florida and New Orleans. The types of aircraft using the facility range from Cessna 150, to Beech Bonanza, to Grumman Gulfstream IV, to Boeing 737-300. There are no passenger stations located in Concord, but Amtrak has stations in the adjacent cities of Kannville and Charlotte. There is one railroad line that runs through Concord. There have been no fatalities in Concord since the city was founded in 1868. The city has a population of 3,000 people (as of the 2010 Census). The city is located in the eastern part of North Carolina.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina = 83. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 90. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 30. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Concord = 4.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 105,186 individuals with a median age of 33.9 age the population grows by 17.86% in Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,644.32 residents per square mile of area (634.87/km²). There are average 2.64 people per household in the 24,560 households with an average household income of $51,040 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.00% of the available work force and has dropped -7.20% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.60%. The number of physicians in Concord per 100,000 population = 211.4.


The annual rainfall in Concord = 46 inches and the annual snowfall = 4.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 112. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 213. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 29.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 34, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina which are owned by the occupant = 64.21%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 20 years with median home cost = $148,500 and home appreciation of -11.04%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.04 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,127 per student. There are 21.9 students for each teacher in the school, 873 students for each Librarian and 392 students for each Counselor. 7.47% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.59% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.13% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Concord's population in Cabarrus County, North Carolina of 7,910 residents in 1900 has increased 13,3-fold to 105,186 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.10% female residents and 48.90% male residents live in Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

    As of 2020 in Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina are married and the remaining 36.52% are single population.

  • 28.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Concord require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.29% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.75% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.29% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.07% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, 64.21% are owner-occupied homes, another 27.52% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.27% are vacant.

  • The 50.90% of the population in Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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