Introduction to Mooresville, North Carolina

Mooresville, North Carolina, in Iredell county, is 17 miles NW of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 24 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mooresville History

Mooresville was founded in 1856. The town was originally part of John Franklin Moore and Rachel Summrow Moore's plantation. They donated the land for the railroad depot. The town was named after John F. Moore, who later became the town's mayor. Initially, the town was known as Moore's Siding. It was incorporated in 1873 and adopted its current name.

Mooresville and nearby Attractions

  • North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame
  • Memory Lane Motorsports Museum
  • Mooresville Museum
  • Historic Rural Hill Farm
  • Waterworks Visual Arts Center
  • Lake Norman State Park

Things To Do In Mooresville

Mooresville is home to many parks including Bellingham Park, Willow Valley, Liberty Park, Nesbit Park, Stephenson Park, and Edgemoor Park. The Mooresville Golf Course is an ideal destination for golf lovers. One can also visit the Iredell Museums of Arts and Heritage, Latta Plantation, and Rowan Museum. In addition, the town organizes festivals and special events every year such as the Cotton Ketchie Arts Festival and Lake Norman Festival.

Mooresville Transportation

International flights are available from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

Mooresville Higher Education

Some of the colleges and universities that offer facilities for higher education are the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Gaston College, Central Piedmont Community College, and many more.


Total Population 34,930
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 9.7%
Employed Population 16+ 16,278
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 53.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.5%
Median Earnings25+ $40,404
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,895
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,184


Median Family Income $80,642
% Above Poverty Level 89.7%
% Below Poverty Level 10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $938
Median House Value $190,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 11.5%

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

Mooresville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NW of Concord, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Iredell
Standard Zip Codes 28115, 28117
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.584
Longitude -80.81

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 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mooresville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Doolie (28115)

Mayhew (28115)

Mazeppa (28115)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cornelius 26,866 $100,653
Davidson 11,765 $135,905
Huntersville 50,433 $108,677
Kannapolis 44,520 $51,725
Landis 3,097 $49,344
Troutman 2,476 $49,861

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

Mooresville Public Libraries

Mooresville Public Library
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(704) 660-3272

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Mooresville Hospitals

(704) 660-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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