Kannapolis is a city in Cabarrus and Rowan counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina, northwest of Concord and northeast of Charlotte. It is the home of the Kannapolis Intimidators, the Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.4 square miles of which, 29.9 square miles of it is land and 0.5 square miles is water.
The population was 36,910 at the 2000 census; there were 14,804 households, and 10,140 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,236.5 people per square mile. There were 15,941 housing units at an average density of 534.0/sq mi.
In 2004, a silent film about Kannapolis, showing the everyday behavior of ordinary people, which was made in 1941 by itinerant filmmaker H. Lee Waters, was selected by the Library of Congress for listing in the United States National Film Registry, as a representative of this kind of film “town portrait” popular in the 1930s and 1940s.
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