Demographics

Basic Statistics

Latest Official Population of Concord (September 2020):  95,453
(officially certified by the State of North Carolina Demographer's Office)

Latest Estimated Population by the United States Census Bureau:  96,341
(estimate from the Population Estimates Program - July 2019)

Area of Concord:  63.627 square miles
(determined from Planning Department GIS as of January 1, 2021)

Census Profile of Concord - Web Page | Download pdf

 

 

Demographic Data of Concord

Total Population
(All Ages)
Census
Population Estimates
Program
(July 2019)
Census Bureau's
American Community Survey (2019 5-Year Estimate Program)
Census 2010 Census 2000 Census 1990 Census 1980
Total population 96,341 91,980 79,066 55,977 27,347 17,235
Population of one race only   89,530
(97.3%)
77,259
(97.7%)
55,318
(98.9%)
   
White   59,624
(64.8%)
55,691
(70.4%)
44,128
(78.8%)
21,453
(78.45%)
13,053
(77.04%)
Black or African American   19,893
(21.6%)
14,110
(17.8%)
8,450
(15.1%)
5,607
(20.5%)
3,817
(22.53%)
Am. Indian and Alaska Native   469
(0.5%)
274
(0.3%)
168
(0.3%)
86
(0.3%)
24
(0.14%)
Asian   4,432
(4.8%)
2,046
(2.5%)
684
(1.2%)
176
(0.6%)
32
(0.19%)
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander   78
(0.08%)
50
(0.06%)
14
(0.02%)
   
Other Race   5,034
(5.5%)
5,088
(6.4%)
1,874
(1.2%)
25
(0.09%)
16
(0.094%)
Hispanic or Latino (of all races)   11,723
(12.7%)
9,754
(12.3%)
4,369
(7.8%)
105
(0.4%)
83
(0.49%)
Male   43,492
(48.5%)
       
Female   46,237
(51.5%)
       
Total Housing Units   36,101        
Occupied Housing Units   32,528        

 

 

Census Data

Census 2020

All households in Concord and persons living in those households have been counted.  The Census Bureau completed their work pertaining to the counts by the end of 2020.  Click here to learn more about the basics of the 2020 Census and how the data will be used.

Self-response rates:

  • The self-response rate for Concord was very good at 69.3% (60.4% by internet).
  • Self-response rate for Cabarrus County was 64.4% (55.8% by internet).
  • Self-response rate for North Carolina was 63.2% (49.4% by internet).
  • Self-response rate for the United States was 66.8%.

Census 2020 Data Release:

  • On April 26, 2021: The US Census Bureau delivered the apportionment counts to the President. The apportionment count includes the total population living in each state plus military and federal personnel and their families living abroad (allocated to states based upon recorded home state).  The results of the apportionment count indicate that the North Carolina population is 10,453,948 (an increase of 888,167 from the 2010 Census).  This will result in one additional seat in the U. S. House of Representatives for the State, which will now have 14 seats.
  • September 30, 2021: Release of the redistricting data (Public Law 94-171) from the 2020 Census. This data file will include total and voting age population, population by race and Hispanic origin, and housing unit counts for all geographies down to the census block.  More detailed demographic data files will be released after this date.
  • Summary File 1:  Summary File 1 (SF 1) contains the data compiled from the questions asked of all people and about every housing unit. Population items include sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship, household type, household size, family type, family size, and group quarters. Housing items include occupancy status, vacancy status, and tenure (whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied).  There are 177 population tables (identified with a ‘‘P’’) and 58 housing tables (identified with an ‘‘H’’) shown down to the block level; 82 population tables (identified with a ‘‘PCT’’) and 4 housing tables (identified with an “HCT”) shown down to the census tract level; and 10 population tables (identified with a “PCO”) shown down to the county level, for a total of 331 tables. The SF 1 Urban/Rural Update added 2 PCT tables, increasing the total number to 333 tables. There are 14 population tables and 4 housing tables shown down to the block level and 5 population tables shown down to the census tract level that are repeated by the major race and Hispanic or Latino groups.
  • State Demographer: The North Carolina State Demographer will evaluate how well the populations for municipalities and counties were estimated for the time period 2010 – 2019 by comparing the 2010 and 2020 Census counts to population estimates.  The Demographer's models will be adjusted and re-weighted for each municipality and county based upon these evaluations.  The State Demographer will then produce a first set of standard and certified population estimates using the 2020 Census counts as a base.  Population estimates will be produced for cities and counties for July 1, 2020 (three months after the April 1, 2020 Census count).

 

Census 2010

Data from the 2010 Census is the most recent decennial data available from the Census Bureau.

2010 Demographic Profile Data

2010 Census Data Products

 

Census American Community Survey (released annually)

The Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data on an annual basis -- giving communities current estimates they need to plan for various investments and services. Information from the survey provides data that help determine how more than $675 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

Only persons who receive a letter from the Census Bureau are invited to respond.  The survey will ask questions pertaining to:

  • age
  • gender
  • race
  • family relationships
  • income and benefits
  • health insurance
  • education
  • veteran status
  • disabilities
  • where people work and how they get to work
  • where people live and how much they pay for certain living essentials

This detail is combined into statistical estimates that are used to help communities make decisions about all sorts of things, such as school lunch programs and new hospitals.  To learn more about the American Community Survey, click here.  

Concord Demographic and Housing Characteristics (from the American Community Survey)  Download pdf

Concord Economic Characteristics (from the American Community Survey)

Concord Housing Characteristics (from the American Community Survey)