Concord (North Carolina)

Cabarrus County


Concord is a city in the U.S. state of North Carolina, United States. It is located in the immediate catchment area of Charlotte. In the census in 2010, Concord had 79 066 inhabitants.

The city hosts the Charlotte Motor Speedway home of NASCAR auto racing several racing series and is also the home of the NASCAR teams Hendrick Motorsports.

Main employer was up to the plant closure of the cigarette manufacturer Phillip Morris.

Concord is the seat of government for the Cabarrus County. The current mayor is Scott Padgett.

The historic city center to the Union Street is characterized by impressive buildings, which were constructed during the textile weddings.


Data obtained from the census in 2000 55.977 inhabitants of Concord lived in 20,962 households; among them were 14,987 families. The population density was 419 per km ². In the resort 22 485 units were recorded. Among the population was 78.8 % White, 15.1% African American, 0.3% American Indian, 1.2 % Asian and 3.4% of other ethnic groups; 1.2 % reported belonging to several ethnic groups.

Among the 20,962 households 35.2 % had children under the age of 18; 23.6% were single-person households. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size 3.08.

The population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24 years, 33.6 % 25-44 years, 20.2% from 45 to 64 years and 11.1 % of 65 years or older. The median age was 34 years.

The median household income was 46 094 U.S. $, the median family income $ 53,571. The per capita income in Concord was $ 21,523. Under the poverty line lived 8.2% of the population.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Jody Hill ( born 1976 ), film director and screenwriter