is a town in Rowan County, North Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 2,996. The town is located just north of Kannapolis, NC and south of China Grove, NC.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,996 people, 1,205 households, and 844 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,217.7 people per square mile (470.2/km²). There were 1,293 housing units at an average density of 525.5/sq mi (202.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.02% White, 2.47% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 2.54% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.31% of the population.
There were 1,205 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the town the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,594, and the median income for a family was $43,214. Males had a median income of $27,556 versus $23,400 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,642. About 6.6% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.