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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.

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 Population34,930
Male Share of the Population50.8%
Female Share of the Population49.2%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+16,278
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,404
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,895
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,184

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,642
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$938
Median House Value$190,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.7%
US/American0%
English9.4%
Irish11.5%

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

Mooresville Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NW of Concord, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City24 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
CountyIredell
Standard Zip Codes28115, 28117
Phone Area Codes704
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude35.584
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)

StationSALISBURY 9 WNW
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches
StationSALISBURY
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationCHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip43.5 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cornelius26,866$100,653
Davidson11,765$135,905
Huntersville50,433$108,677
Kannapolis44,520$51,725
Landis3,097$49,344
Troutman2,476$49,861

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

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

(Sorted by Number of Students)

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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