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Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Cabarrus County is a county located in the U.S. State of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 131,063. Its county seat is Concord6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 945 km² (365 mi²). 944 km² (364 mi²) of it is land and 2 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.16% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 131,063 people, 49,519 households, and 36,545 families residing in the county. The population density is 139/km² (360/mi²). There are 52,848 housing units at an average density of 56/km² (145/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 83.26% White, 12.18% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.30% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 5.05% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 49,519 households out of which 34.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% are married couples living together, 10.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.20% are non-families. 21.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 32.50% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $46,140, and the median income for a family is $53,692. Males have a median income of $36,714 versus $26,010 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,121. 7.10% of the population and 4.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.30% are under the age of 18 and 9.60% are 65 or older.

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