Mooresville, North Carolina Population 2021

40,600
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Mooresville is a city located in Iredell County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 40,600, it is the 25th largest city in North Carolina and the 964th largest city in the United States . Mooresville is currently growing at a rate of 1.84% annually and its population has increased by 24.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,711 in 2010. Mooresville reached it's highest population of 40,600 in 2021. Spanning over 25 miles, Mooresville has a population density of 1,650 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mooresville is $84,947 with a poverty rate of 10.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,108 per month, and the median house value is $232,700. The median age in Mooresville is 35.2 years, 33.9 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Mooresville Demographics

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

  • White: 79.78%
  • Black or African American: 10.11%
  • Asian: 5.93%
  • Two or more races: 2.50%
  • Other race: 1.51%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mooresville, North Carolina is 40,600 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,398.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,711.

Mooresville, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,18379.78%
Black or African American3,82510.11%
Asian2,2445.93%
Two or More Races9462.50%
Some Other Race5701.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native670.18%
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Mooresville Population by Race

Mooresville Population Pyramid $2021

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Mooresville Median Age

35.2


Total

33.9


Male

36.6


Female

Mooresville Adults

There are 27,913 adults, (4,570 of whom are seniors) in Mooresville.

Mooresville Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mooresville Sex Ratio

Female

19,560

51.70%

Male

18,275

48.30%

Mooresville Population by Age

Mooresville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mooresville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.2%25.8%
All58.2%41.8%
Female43.9%56.1%
Non Family42%58%
Male28.4%71.6%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mooresville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,2332.6458.2
Married7,4063.2874.2
Non Family4,3671.2642
Female1,6953.2843.9
Male7652.8828.4

3.15

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Mooresville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8423.41%
9th to 12th Grade5652.29%
High School Graduate5,19821.07%
Some College5,65222.91%
Associates Degree2,48010.05%
Bachelors Degree6,97328.26%
Graduate Degree2,96312.01%
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Mooresville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mooresville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,41617,8617,495
Black2,2622,012526
Hispanic1,9861,539492
Asian1,6551,6111,252
Other Race38225670
2+ Races373278144
Native American675135

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.65%.

Mooresville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,787$58,597$35,732
Less Than 9th Grade$22,304$23,529$21,111
High School Graduate$32,582$42,756$21,918
Some College$37,564$51,824$26,612
Bachelors Degree$60,126$72,453$42,421
Graduate Degree$67,377$85,543$57,500

$45,787

Average Earnings

$58,597

Average Male

$35,732

Average Female

Mooresville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mooresville Language by Age

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Mooresville Language

85.92% of Mooresville residents speak only English, while 14.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.70% of the population.

Mooresville Language

Mooresville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,3872,0667.54%
Black3,81177420.31%
Hispanic3,32868620.61%
Multiple90814616.08%
Other52412022.90%
Asian2,2441175.21%

10.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.78%

Male Poverty Rate

11.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mooresville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mooresville is Other, with 22.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mooresville is Asian, with 5.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.44%.

Mooresville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.12%
Some College9.67%
High School9.10%
Bachelors or Greater3.57%

Mooresville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.41%
Male Unemployed8.41%
Female Employed5.09%
Male Employed4.42%

Mooresville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mooresville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,188$84,947
Families$79,510$95,381
Married Families$99,049-
Non Families$42,523$58,498
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Income by Household Type

Mooresville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

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 Marital Status

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1,693

Number of Veterans

1,550

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam490
First Gulf War415
Second Gulf War328
Korea121
World War II44

Mooresville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54563
65 to 74362
75+356
55 to 64235
18 to 34177

Mooresville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4486.40%
Black1234.91%
Hispanic773.45%
2+ Races6914.26%
Other Race265.09%
Asian170.99%
Native American1014.93%

Mooresville Veterans by Race

Mooresville Veterans by Education

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3.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

14.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mooresville Veterans by Education

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68.2%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Mooresville Employment by Age

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Mooresville Employment by Race

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Mooresville Employment by Education

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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38.06%

Born in Mooresville

88.83%

Native Born

11.17%

Foreign Born

7.37%

Non Citizen

3.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.83% of Mooresville residents were born in the United States, with 38.06% having been born in North Carolina. 7.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mooresville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202140,6007341.84%
202039,8667341.88%
201939,1327341.91%
201838,3985711.51%
201737,8276591.77%
201637,1686531.79%
201536,5156211.73%
201435,8944201.18%
201335,4744091.17%
201235,0653450.99%
201134,7202840.82%
201034,43615,6136.23%
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%

Mooresville Population by Year