Fast Facts

Positioned in the rolling countryside of the Carolina Piedmont, Cabarrus County is located in south-central North Carolina just 20 minutes northeast of Charlotte, North Carolina. The region is home to more than 1.8 million people and includes the cities of Concord and Kannapolis as well as the towns of Harrisburg, Midland and Mount Pleasant.

Known as the heart of NASCAR country, Cabarrus County is home to an exciting motorsports heritage. Not only was the first official race held here 53 years ago at legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway, but our area has the greatest concentration of NASCAR team headquarters. Full-throttle drag racing at the zMax and dirt track events only enhance the racing experience.

As a popular year-round destination, Cabarrus County’s high-octane excitement of racing-themed attractions, shopping, restaurants and history also attracts a variety of travelers.

Our region is steeped in speed and embraces innovation while preserving tradition.

Cabarrus County Fast Facts

Population Cabarrus County: 192,103
City of Concord: 85,560
City of Kannapolis: 45,245
Town of Harrisburg: 14,132
Town of Midland: 3,214
Town of Mount Pleasant: 1,740
Climate Annual average rainfall: 46”
Annual average temperature: 59°
January average temperature: Hi 51°, Low 30°
June average temperature: Hi 88°, Low 66°
Elevation 704 feet
Heartland Encompassing the central part of the state, the Piedmont is made up of gently rolling foothills. Although the area enjoys four distinct seasons, temperatures are mild year-round. The area also enjoys sunshine about 214 days a year.


North Carolina

Highlighted Month Former Governor Pat McCrory proclaimed May 2014
as “Motorsports Month” in North Carolina
Motto To be, rather than to seem
Population 10.15 million
Size 53,821 square miles
Capital Raleigh (established in 1792)
Origin of Name From the Latin, “Carolus,” in honor of
King Charles I of England
Sport Stock Car Racing
Flower Dogwood
Bird Cardinal
Fish Channel Bass
Reptile Box Turtle
Dog Plott Hound
Rock Granite
Vegetable Sweet Potato
Tree Pine
Fruit Muscadine Grape
Shell Scotch Bonnet
Insect Honeybee
Mammal Gray Squirrel
Stone Emerald
Beverage Milk