Mooresboro, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mooresboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Mooresboro had a population of 304 as of July 1, 2016. Mooresboro ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mooresboro is located at latitude 35.2992 and longitude -81.6986 in Cleveland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mooresboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cleveland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

The Town of Mooresboro (GNIS ID: 2406187) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Mooresboro is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleveland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mooresboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mooresboro: Mooresborough.

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Mooresboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 304
Population in Households 304
Population in Familes 256
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 172
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 125
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $175,872


Median Household Income $37,800
Average Household Income $49,800
Per Capita Income $19,591
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.36% -0.26%
Households -0.38% -0.16%
Families 0.54% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mooresboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mooresboro to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 640 14th
Population Density1 # 657 11th
Diversity Index2 # 456 39th
Median Household Income # 437 41st
Per Capita Income # 500 32nd

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