The city of Concord is located on the west side of North Carolina in Cabarrus County. Nearly 80,000 residents call Concord home. The city is spread out, but the downtown area is particularly populous. Many of the residents are young professionals, and the community is distinctly middle-class. The area is fairly diverse and offers Southern charm and a rich history. The Charlotte Motor Speedway is located in Concord, and attracts hundreds of NASCAR drivers and fans annually. The economy is stable, and the city is a growing suburb of Charlotte, NC, which is only 30 minutes west of Concord.