Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County

Last updated January 2019

129,217 Total Voters

Republican 36.27% Democrat 30.2% Libertarian 0.62% Unaffiliated 32.92%
White 71.09% Black 18.56% Other 10.35%

Cabarrus County () is a county located in the south-central part of the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 178,011. The county seat is Concord, which was incorporated in 1803.

Cabarrus County is included in the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Among its significant historic sites is the Reed Gold Mine, a National Historic Landmark. The first gold discovered in the United States was found here in 1799, resulting in a gold rush in the early 1800s.

This was an area of cotton cultivation in the antebellum era and industrialization through cotton mills in the late 19th century. Coleman Manufacturing Company, started in 1897, is believed to be the first cotton mill in the nation to be built, owned and operated by African Americans. It was owned by W.C. Coleman, John C. Dancy (collector of customs), and partners primarily from Wilmington, North Carolina, although investors also came from capitalists in the county.

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Unemployment 8.35%

Voter Registration Thousands

In the General Assembly

  • State House
  • Carl Ford (NC-76)
  • Larry Pittman (NC-82)
  • Linda Johnson (NC-83)
  • State Senate
  • Fletcher Hartsell (NC-36)

Election Results