Cabarrus County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Cabarrus County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2000, 131,063 people lived there. Its county seat is Concord.

Cabarrus County
Old Cabarrus County Courthouse
Old Cabarrus County Courthouse
Map of North Carolina highlighting Cabarrus County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°23′N 80°33′W / 35.39°N 80.55°W / 35.39; -80.55
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forStephen Cabarrus
Largest cityConcord
 • Total364 sq mi (940 km2)
 • Land362 sq mi (940 km2)
 • Water2.7 sq mi (7 km2)  0.7%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density492/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district8th


The county was made in 1792 from Mecklenburg County.


Cabarrus County is part of the local Centralina Council of Governments.


The Cabarrus County Schools runs all the public schools in the county except for parts of Kannapolis, which has its own school district.

The county also has Barber-Scotia College, the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences (a four-year college), and a branch of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. UNC Charlotte is in Mecklenburg County but is close Cabarrus and is easy to get to by driving on Interstate 85.

Connected countiesEdit

These counties are connected to Cabarrus County:

Cities and townsEdit

These cities and towns are in Cabarrus County:

Lowe's Motor SpeedwayEdit

The county is home to Lowe's Motor Speedway, which has three NASCAR events every year (the NASCAR All-Star Challenge, the Coca-Cola 600, and the Bank of America 500).

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