Statesville, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Statesville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Statesville had a population of 26,159 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Statesville, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 26,159
Population in Households 25,385
Population in Familes 20,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 774
Population Density2 1,088
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $38,531
Average Household Income $56,873
Per Capita Income $23,544


Total Housing Units 12,126 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,602 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,990 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,535 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $145,568
Average Home Value $190,613


Total Households 10,591
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 6,609
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.78% 1.03%
Households 0.73% 1.02%
Families 0.73% 0.91%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 2018 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 # 39 95th
Population Density # 197 73rd
Diversity Index # 81 89th
Median Household Income # 492 34th
Per Capita Income # 366 51st

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