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Statesville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Statesville had a population of 25,563 as of July 1, 2016. Statesville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Statesville is located at latitude 35.7834 and longitude -80.8717 in Iredell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Statesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Iredell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Statesville (GNIS ID: 2405526) 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 City of Statesville is located within Township of Statesville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iredell County.

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

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


Total Population 25,563
Population in Households 24,780
Population in Familes 19,490
Population in Group Qrtrs 783
Population Density1 1,063
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 10,292
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 6,430
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,994 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,358 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,935 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,702 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $136,588
Average Home Value $180,213


Median Household Income $35,178
Average Household Income $51,014
Per Capita Income $21,070
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.88%
Households 0.51% 0.79%
Families 0.52% 0.68%
Median Household Income   -0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

Statesville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Statesville 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 # 37 95th
Population Density1 # 202 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 80 89th
Median Household Income # 510 31st
Per Capita Income # 400 46th

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