Mooresville, North Carolina Population 2020

39,725
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Mooresville is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 39,725, it is the 26th largest city in North Carolina and the 990th largest city in the United States. Mooresville is currently growing at a rate of 1.66% annually and its population has increased by 21.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,711 in 2010. Spanning over 25 miles, Mooresville has a population density of 1,614 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mooresville is $84,553 with a poverty rate of 9.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,079 per month, and the median house value is $218,700. The median age in Mooresville is 34.6 years, 33.4 years for males, and 35.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males.

Mooresville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mooresville was:

  • White: 79.84%
  • Black or African American: 11.21%
  • Asian: 5.55%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Other race: 0.62%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Mooresville, North Carolina is 39,725, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,431.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,711.

Mooresville, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White29,67179.84%
Black or African American4,16711.21%
Asian2,0645.55%
Two or More Races8392.26%
Some Other Race2310.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native1610.43%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander320.09%
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Mooresville Population Pyramid 2020

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Mooresville Median Age

34.6


Total

33.4


Male

35.5


Female

Mooresville Adults

There are 27,047 adults, (4,273 of whom are seniors) in Mooresville.

Mooresville Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mooresville Sex Ratio

Female

19,240

51.77%

Male

17,925

48.23%

Mooresville Households and Families

Mooresville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mooresville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74%26%
All59.3%40.7%
Non Family44.9%55.1%
Female40.1%59.9%
Male36.4%63.6%

59.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,6762.759.3
Married7,2333.3574
Non Family4,1461.2644.9
Female1,6463.2840.1
Male6513.1736.4

3.25

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mooresville Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7543.15%
9th to 12th Grade7022.94%
High School Graduate5,04121.08%
Some College5,79524.24%
Associates Degree2,3809.95%
Bachelors Degree6,36626.62%
Graduate Degree2,87312.02%
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Mooresville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,04717,4207,031
Black2,3942,083469
Hispanic1,5541,126345
Asian1,5111,4741,202
Multiple Races321275150
Other Race1417241
Native American937831
Islander1717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.55%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,544$58,093$35,282
Less Than High School$24,274$35,694$17,175
High School Grad$33,478$42,150$22,793
Some College$37,655$49,289$28,750
Bachelors Degree$60,449$72,095$44,023
Graduate Degree$68,913$92,596$52,904

$45,544

Average Earnings

$58,093

Average Male

$35,282

Average Female

Mooresville Language

Mooresville Language by Age

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Mooresville Language

87.46% of Mooresville residents speak only English, while 12.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.44% of the population.

Mooresville Poverty

Mooresville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,0041,8927.01%
Black4,15287221.00%
Hispanic2,77157520.75%
Asian2,0641246.01%
Other2314820.78%
Multiple795435.41%
Native16195.59%

9.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.63%

Male Poverty Rate

11.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mooresville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mooresville is Black, with 21.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mooresville is Multiple, with 5.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.15%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.48%
Some College9.33%
High School7.93%
Bachelors or Greater3.27%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.04%
Male Unemployed12.60%
Female Employed4.88%
Male Employed4.38%

Mooresville Income

Mooresville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,656$84,553
Families$79,951$95,502
Married Families$95,843-
Non Families$42,113$56,284
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Mooresville Marital Status

Mooresville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Mooresville Married by Age and Sex

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Mooresville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mooresville Marital Status by Race

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Mooresville Veterans

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1,828

Number of Veterans

1,667

Male Veterans

161

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War421
Vietnam416
First Gulf War415
Korea145
World War II69
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54600
75+377
65 to 74343
18 to 34255
55 to 64253
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5326.93%
Black1625.86%
Hispanic744.23%
2 or More6519.12%
Indian4031.25%
Asian181.16%
Hawaiian11100.00%

Mooresville Veterans by Education

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4.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mooresville Employment Status

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69.5%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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39.17%

Born in North Carolina

90.20%

Native Born

9.80%

Foreign Born

6.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.20% of Mooresville residents were born in the United States, with 39.17% having been born in North Carolina. 6.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202039,7256471.66%
201939,0786471.68%
201838,4316021.59%
201737,8296471.74%
201637,1826691.83%
201536,5136281.75%
201435,8854311.22%
201335,4544131.18%
201235,0413521.01%
201134,6892870.83%
201034,40215,5796.22%
200018,8239,5067.29%
19909,3177420.83%
19808,575-233-0.27%
19708,8081,8902.44%
19606,918-203-0.29%
19507,1214390.64%
19406,6821,0631.75%
19305,6191,3042.68%
19204,3159152.41%
19103,4000.00%