Union County Real Estate vs. Cabarrus County

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Union County Real Estate vs. Cabarrus County

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Given the recent housing inventory issues in the Charlotte area market, many prospective homebuyers are considering Union County and Cabarrus County as an option for their next home purchase or investment property. If you’re a house hunter faced with the dilemma of choosing between these two areas, we have created a comparative overview in terms of size, median housing prices, property taxes, and school data.

Comparison Cabarrus County Union County
Population* 196,762 222,742

Population Growth over

five-year period**

10.4% 10.6%
Land Size (square miles) 364 640
Largest towns/cities Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis Monroe, Indian Trail, Mint Hill, Weddington, Waxhaw
Public Elementary Schools 18 30
Public Middle Schools 7 10
Public High Schools 7 12
GreatSchools.org Overall School District Rating 6 7
Median House Value*** $170,600 $216,800
Annual Property Tax Rate*** 0.90% 0.85%



As you can see from the numbers above, Cabarrus County is smaller in terms of land size and population. If you note the population vs. land size, Cabarrus County has a higher population density. Overall school ratings are similar and both counties have top-rated schools located within their district.

The advanced search feature on our website allows you to search by commute, and our advanced home search feature offers a Neighborhood Analyzer option. If you find a community that interests you in any county, plug the name into the search bar, and the results will deliver an in-depth report that shows the average price of homes for sale vs. homes recently sold, inventory information, and more.

When buying a home in the greater Charlotte area, an experienced Buyer’s Agent can help you gather information on school districts and commute times to help you narrow down your search area.


*Population statistics reported for the year 2015.
 **Population information provided by Census.gov
 ***2015 median value provided by www.city-data.com
 ****Annual property tax rates provided by www.city-data.com
 Cabarrus School District: http://www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/
 Union County School District: http://www.ucps.k12.nc.us/
 GreatSchools.org Cabarrus County
 GreatSchools.org Union County