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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Mooresville is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 36,577. Mooresville is in Iredell County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Mooresville offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Mooresville and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mooresville are highly rated.
About Mooresville...
Population
36,577

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,037
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    116.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    17.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    43.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    215.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,388.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    89.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Mooresville

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,213
National
$55,322
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Mooresville Reviews

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In Mooresville, the amount of opportunity is wonderful. Considered "Race city USA", we see many racing teams and car company's building their headquarters in Mooresville. By providing us with jobs, Mooresville has developed into a hotspot for engineering in North Carolina. I love the opportunity, the culture and the food! With Seafood restaurants like "Big Daddy's" and steak houses like "Epic Chophouse", you will never find yourself wondering if there are any good places to eat.
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Honestly, I was bug-eyed to see that Mooresville was highly rated. Traffic is horrific. The local police sit at (what would be considered small town) intersections bc people block them. Nothing to do in "Snoresville". Unexplained thyroid cancer, multiple coal ash dumping sites & contaminated Lake Norman. Educationally, the town still ranks well. I'm not pleased that the children drink from water bottles. It's extremely conservative (red county) & the locals & "yankees" clash. The northerners are becoming more prominent. The housing prices do not match what this site states unless they are talking about rundown homes in crime-ridden downtown. The Statesville drug scene is moving down to the town. We are leaving the area due to health concerns, increasing crime & town's refusal to address the infrastructure/water/sewer issues. They keep building more homes & apts. Google their plans to widen the roads. It's hilarious. 2024 will be the anticipated date of completion.
I moved to Mooresville, NC about six years ago, coming from a very small town in coastal NC. There are many more opportunities for work here than my old area, and a significantly larger pool of people. As a relatively large suburb outside of Charlotte, many people work in Charlotte and commute.
Mooresville and the surrounding areas hold quite a few opportunities for outdoor activities. If you have a boat, Mooresville has some of the best access to Lake Norman, the massive man-made reservoir stretching over the area. Mooresville is also near Huntersville, home of the beautiful and historic Latta Plantation.
Overall, my experiences have been relatively positive in the town. Development life can be a hassle, as people oftentimes play favorites and bully outsiders away. I'd recommend avoiding life in a large development. If you can find an area with land, Mooresville can be a beautiful, well-located town with lots to offer.