Mooresville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mooresville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Mooresville had a population of 39,752 as of July 1, 2017. Mooresville ranks in the upper 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 Mooresville is located at latitude 35.5843 and longitude -80.8213 in Iredell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mooresville (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Iredell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 909 feet.

The Town of Mooresville (GNIS ID: 2406189) 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 Mooresville is located within Township of Coddle Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Iredell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mooresville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mooresville: Fallston.

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Mooresville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39,752
Daytime Population: Workers 29,198
Daytime Population: Residents 19,726
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 48,924
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 39,412
Population in Familes 32,416
Population in Group Qrtrs 340
Population Density2 1,840
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $60,409
Average Household Income $77,451
Per Capita Income $29,436


Total Housing Units 16,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,262 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,546 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,371 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $212,493
Average Home Value $248,704


Total Households 14,808
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 9,999
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.31% 1.95%
Households 2.18% 1.85%
Families 2.0% 1.75%
Median Household Income   3.34%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Mooresville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mooresville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 23 97th
Population Density # 44 94th
Diversity Index # 406 45th
Median Household Income # 83 89th
Per Capita Income # 156 79th

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