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Overview

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.The town has a population of 18,823.

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.

People

Total Population 34,466
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 16,045
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,093
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,170
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,062

Wealth

Median Family Income $78,793
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $928
Median House Value $186,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 12.3%

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

Notes:

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

Station SALISBURY 9 WNW
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
Station SALISBURY
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
Station CHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
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 26,246 $99,397
Davidson 11,492 $133,500
Huntersville 49,279 $106,864
Kannapolis 43,865 $50,641
Landis 3,104 $48,480
Troutman 2,379 $54,000

Mooresville Public Libraries

Library
Mooresville Public Library
304 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Mooresville, North Carolina
(704) 660-3272

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Mooresville Hospitals

LAKE NORMAN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
171 FAIRVIEW ROAD
(704) 660-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mooresville High Schools

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LAKE NORMAN HIGH
186 DOOLIE ROAD
704-799-8555
Serves 1,298 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

MOORESVILLE SENIOR HIGH
659 E CENTER AVE
704-664-5545
Serves 1,252 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

NF WOODS ADV TECH/ARTS CTR
574 W MCLELLAND AVE
704-663-3274
A Vocational School

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