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Overview

Introduction to Statesville, North Carolina

Statesville, North Carolina, in Iredell county, is 31 miles NW of Concord, North Carolina (center to center) and 38 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Statesville History

German Lutherans and Scots-Irish Presbyterians came from Pennsylvania in 1753 and settled in this area. They settled down in this area because of the fertile land and abundant availability of game and water. They called their settlement Fourth Creek Congregation, a reference to a local fresh water stream. The area was chosen as the county seat for Iredell County in 1789 and was renamed Statesville.

Statesville and nearby Attractions

  • Iredell Museum of Arts and Heritage
  • Fort Dobbs State Historic Site
  • Bill Elliott Museum
  • Daveste' Vineyards
  • Allison Woods
  • North Carolina Fresco Trail

Things To Do In Statesville

Statesville has something for everyone. The downtown area offers excellent retail establishments for shopping. The city has preserved its history well which one can see by visiting the nearby five historic districts. The Congregation Emanuel is historically significant as it is among the few synagogue buildings from the 19th century still found in the United States. Statesville hosts a number of nationally known festivals which attract people from across the state. Golf lovers can enjoy the game on the neighborhood golf courses.

Statesville Transportation

Flights can be availed from Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

Statesville Higher Education

Mitchell Community College offers higher education in the city. Other such institutes in the neighborhood are Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Catawba Valley Community College.

People

Total Population 25,443
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 10,331
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 37.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.3%
Median Earnings25+ $27,645
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,253
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,544

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,185
% Above Poverty Level 71.6%
% Below Poverty Level 28.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.5%
Median Gross Rent $707
Median House Value $131,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.3%
Irish 7.7%

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

Statesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles NW of Concord, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Iredell
Standard Zip Codes 28625, 28677
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28687
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.782
Longitude -80.887

Statesville 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 STATESVILLE 2 NNE
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 50 F
Apr Temp 43 to 73 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station SALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance 16.2 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 HICKORY RGNL AP
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bradfords Cross Roads (28677)

Celeste Hinkle (28677)

Charles (28677)

East Monbo (28677)

Elmwood (28677)

Eufola (28677)

Loray (28677)

Sharon (28677)

Statesville West (28677)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Catawba 688 $59,886
Claremont 1,394 $63,281
Cleveland 930 $57,833
Harmony 602 $40,156
Mooresville 34,930 $80,642
Troutman 2,476 $49,861

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

Statesville Public Libraries

Library
Iredell County Library
135 EAST WATER STREET
Statesville, North Carolina
(704) 878-3090
Library Web Site

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Statesville Hospitals

DAVIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
218 OLD MOCKSBVILLE RD PO BOX 1823
(704) 873-0281
Emergency Service: Yes

IREDELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
557 BROOKDALE DR P O BOX 1828
(704) 873-5661
Emergency Service: Yes

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Statesville High Schools

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STATESVILLE HIGH
474 N CENTER ST
704-873-3491
Serves 1,193 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

WEST IREDELL HIGH
213 WARRIOR DR
704-873-2181
Serves 1,078 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

SOUTH IREDELL HIGH
299 OLD MOUNTAIN RD
704-528-4536
Serves 814 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

MULBERRY STREET SCHOOL
410 GARFIELD STREET
704-873-7481
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 7 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.2

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