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Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County

Last updated May 2019

131,059 Total Voters

Republican 36.05% Democrat 30.1% Libertarian 0.64% Unaffiliated 33.2%
White 70.33% Black 18.57% Other 11.1%

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.

While some cotton plantations were established, most of the land was developed for subsistence farming. By 1860 the population consisted of about one-third enslaved African Americans, with few free people of color. Industrialization had started before the war with the introduction of textile mills to process the cotton. More mill development took place, especially after the railroad was constructed to the town. 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 Warren Clay Coleman from Concord, John C. Dancy (federal collector of customs), and seven partners primarily from Wilmington, North Carolina. Investors included Washington Duke and capitalists in other parts of the state. Textile manufacturing continued to be integral to the regional economy until the later 20th century. In 2015 the Coleman-Franklin-Cannon Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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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