Cabarrus County

Background
Learn about the county and its relationship to the region.

Articles about Cabarrus County

  • Charlotte's center city. Image: Bing Maps

    Has Charlotte metro income really declined?

    Recently the site FiveThirtyEight.com reported that of the largest U.S. metros, only Charlotte’s median income, “experienced a statistically significant decline” in 2013. What’s going on?
  • Sign on Eastfield Road reflects opposition among some residents to a proposed apartment project nearby. Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Can innovative interchange plan survive suburbia?

    As the final leg of I-485 nears completion, residents near the Prosperity Church Road interchange are bracing for growth. A 1999 plan calls for an “urban village” there of compact streets and walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. Will the growth really follow that plan? (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • The Elma C. Lomax Farm in Cabarrus County (2010 photo) has lost county funding. Can it survive as nonprofit? Photo: Nancy Pierce

    Cabarrus' Lomax farm faces uncertain future

    A Cabarrus County-run farm to help fledgling farmers, one of only two in the state, lost county funding, as well as its electricity, July 1. Can the incubator farm survive as a nonprofit? Its many supporters in the region hope so. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • Charlotte Regional Indicators: New look, new function

    Our Regional Indicators website now has a new home on the institute’s main website. You’ll find all the data that was on the previous site, but with improved functionality and a new look.