Introduction to Mooresville, Indiana

Located in Morgan county, Mooresville, Indiana, is 15 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is considered part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Mooresville has a population of 9,273.

Mooresville History

Mooresville was founded by Samuel Moore in 1824, of whom the town is named after. The first cabin in the town was built by Asa Bales. The first school society of Mooresville was established in 1828. Mooresville was incorporated as a town in 1838. The Savings Bank of Mooresville, which was the town's first bank, was established in 1872. The town is located in Morgan county, which was formed in 1822.

Mooresville and nearby Attractions

  • Academy Building Museum
  • White River State Park
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • Fort Harrison State Park
  • President Benjamin Harrison Home
  • Indianapolis Art Center

Things To Do In Mooresville

Mooresville is home to the Academy Building Museum and the Grace Missionary Church. The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana State Museum, and Indiana Medical History Museum are less than a half-hour drive away. The President Benjamin Harrison Home and James Whitcomb Riley House are among the other historic sites near Mooresville. In addition, the White River State Park and Fort Harrison State Park offer many recreational opportunities.

Mooresville Transportation

Indianapolis International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Mooresville Higher Education

Higher education is available at University of Indianapolis, Butler University, and Ivy Tech State College - Central Indiana.


Total Population 9,508
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,650
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,028
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,699
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,996


Median Family Income $60,689
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 25.8%
Median Gross Rent $716
Median House Value $126,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 11.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mooresville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles SW of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Morgan
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46158
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.612
Longitude -86.374

Mooresville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Distance 26.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon 15,145 $97,117
Bargersville 6,492 $80,521
Brooklyn 1,635 $57,600
Clayton 957 $62,188
Monrovia 1,725 $63,833
Plainfield 29,710 $69,350

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mooresville Public Libraries

Mooresville Pl
Mooresville, Indiana
(317) 831-7323
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Mooresville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(317) 831-1160
Emergency Service: No

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Mooresville High Schools

Serves 1,276 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

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