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Encyclopedia > Iredell County, North Carolina
Iredell County, North Carolina
Seal of Iredell County, North Carolina
Seal (Detail)
Map of North Carolina highlighting Iredell County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Formed 1788
Seat Statesville
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,546 km² (597 mi²)
56 km² (21 mi²) 3.59% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

122,660
82/km² 
Official Website
www.co.iredell.nc.us

Iredell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 122,660. Its county seat is Statesville6. It is a major hub of NASCAR racing, with many race shops located in the county (mostly around Mooresville). NASCAR also operates the NASCAR Technical Institute in the county. Many NASCAR drivers live around Mooresville and Lake Norman. Although northern Iredell County has retained much of its rural character, the southern half of the county is experiencing rapid urbanization and population growth, largely due to the immense popularity of the Lake Norman area for residents of nearby Charlotte, North Carolina's largest city. Image File history File links Iredell_County_nc_seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Statesville is a city located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Statesville is a city located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Mooresville is the name of some places in the United States of America: Mooresville, Indiana Mooresville, North Carolina There are also places named Moore and Moorestown. ... Lake Norman, created in 1963 as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Power, is the largest manmade body of fresh water in North Carolina. ...

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History

The county was formed in 1788 from Rowan County. It was named for James Iredell, an advocate of ratification of the United States Constitution, who was appointed an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States by George Washington in 1790. 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Rowan County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... James Iredell, one of the original six justices on the U.S. Supreme Court James Iredell (October 5, 1751 – October 20, 1799) was one of the original Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. ... The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... Seal of the Supreme Court Scotus redirects here. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was elected twice (1789-1797). ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1847 parts of Iredell County, Caldwell County, and Wilkes County were combined to form Alexander County. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wilkes County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


Law and government

Iredell County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments. The Centralina Council of Governments is one of the 17 regional North Carolina Councils of Governments (Region F) established by the North Carolina General Assembly for the purpose of regional planning and administration. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,546 km² (597 mi²). 1,491 km² (576 mi²) of it is land and 56 km² (21 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.59% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Iredell County is located within the Piedmont Region of western North Carolina. The northern section of the county contains the Brushy Mountains, a deeply eroded spur of the Blue Ridge Mountains far to the west. Although the "Brushies", as they are called locally, rarely rise above 2,000 feet, they stand out prominently above the surrounding lower countryside. The rest of Iredell County's terrain consists of gently rolling countryside occasionally broken by small river valleys. The county's largest river, the Catawba, forms much of its western border. Lake Norman, one of North Carolina's largest manmade lakes, is the most prominent geographic feature of southern Iredell County.


Townships

The county is divided into sixteen townships: Barringer, Bethany, Chambersburg, Concord, Coddle Creek, Cool Springs, Davidson, Eagle Mills, Fallstown, New Hope, Olin, Sharpesburg, Shiloh, Statesville, Turnersburg, and Union Grove. A Township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ... Union Grove is a township located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ...


Adjacent Counties

Iredell County is the only county in the United States with 9 adjacent counties. Yadkin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Davie County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rowan County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1792 Seat Concord Area  - Total  - Water 945 km² (365 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1762 Seat Charlotte Area  - Total  - Water 1,415 km² (546 mi²) 52 km² (20 mi²) 3. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Catawba County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wilkes County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 122,660 people, 47,360 households, and 34,667 families residing in the county. The population density is 82/km² (213/mi²). There are 51,918 housing units at an average density of 35/km² (90/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 82.17% White, 13.67% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.68% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 3.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 47,360 households out of which 33.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% are married couples living together, 11.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% are non-families. 22.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.00. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.10 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $41,920, and the median income for a family is $49,078. Males have a median income of $34,590 versus $24,031 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,148. 8.20% of the population and 6.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.10% of those under the age of 18 and 9.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Davidson is partly in Iredell County. Harmony is a town located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ... Love Valley is a town located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ... Mooresville is a town located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ... Statesville is a city located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ... Troutman is a town located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ... Davidson is a town located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, bordering on Iredell County, North Carolina. ...


Townships

Union Grove is a township located in Iredell County, North Carolina. ...

External links

  • Iredell County government official website

See also: List of North Carolina counties List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland...



Regions of North Carolina Flag of North Carolina
Coastal Plain | Land of the Sky | Metro Charlotte | Piedmont | Piedmont Triad | Blue Ridge Mountains | Outer Banks | Smoky Mountains | The Triangle
Largest cities

Asheville | Burlington | Cary | Chapel Hill | Charlotte | Concord | Durham | Fayetteville | Gastonia | Goldsboro | Greensboro | Greenville | Hickory | High Point | Jacksonville | Raleigh | Rocky Mount | Wilmington | Wilson | Winston-Salem State nickname: Tar Heel State; Old North State Official languages English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley (D) Senators Elizabeth Dole (R) Richard Burr (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 28th 139,509 km² 9. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ... The Land of the Sky is a book by Christian Reid. ... The Charlotte metropolitan area, formally known as the Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury CSA, is composed of ten counties in North Carolina and three counties in South Carolina, though four other counties in North Carolina also considered part of the region. ... The James River winds its way among piedmont hills in central Virginia. ... The Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina consists of the area surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shinning Rock Wilderness Area Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountains. ... The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as The Triangle, is a region in the piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Burlington is a city located in Alamance County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Cary is a town located in Wake County, North Carolina. ... City nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven County Orange County Mayor Kevin C. Foy Town Council Sally Greene Ed Harrison Cam Hill Mark Kleinschmidt Bill Strom Dorothy Verkirk Jim Ward Edith Wiggins (mayor pro tem) Area  - Total  - Water 51. ... County Mecklenburg Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - Total  - Water 629. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... City nickname: City of Medicine Location Government Country State County United States North Carolina Durham County Mayor Bill Bell Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 94. ... Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina. ... Gastonia is a city located in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Goldsboro is a city located in Wayne County, North Carolina. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Greenville, one of the fastest growing cities in the State of North Carolina, is located in Pitt County on the Tar River. ... Hickory is a city located in Catawba County, North Carolina. ... High Point is a city located in Guilford County, North Carolina. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Onslow County, North Carolina. ... Downtown Raleigh Skyline Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Rocky Mount is a city located in North Carolina. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington is a city currently located in New Hanover County, North Carolina. ... Wilson is a city located in Wilson County, North Carolina. ... County Forsyth County, NC Mayor Allen Joines Website Official Website Population 185,776 (2000) Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. ...

Counties

Alamance | Alexander | Alleghany | Anson | Ashe | Avery | Beaufort | Bertie | Bladen | Brunswick | Buncombe | Burke | Cabarrus | Caldwell | Camden | Carteret | Caswell | Catawba | Chatham | Cherokee | Chowan | Clay | Cleveland | Columbus | Craven | Cumberland | Currituck | Dare | Davidson | Davie | Duplin | Durham | Edgecombe | Forsyth | Franklin | Gaston | Gates | Graham | Granville | Greene | Guilford | Halifax | Harnett | Haywood | Henderson | Hertford | Hoke | Hyde | Iredell | Jackson | Johnston | Jones | Lee | Lenoir | Lincoln | Macon | Madison | Martin | McDowell | Mecklenburg | Mitchell | Montgomery | Moore | Nash | New Hanover | Northampton | Onslow | Orange | Pamlico | Pasquotank | Pender | Perquimans | Person | Pitt | Polk | Randolph | Richmond | Robeson | Rockingham | Rowan | Rutherford | Sampson | Scotland | Stanly | Stokes | Surry | Swain | Transylvania | Tyrrell | Union | Vance | Wake | Warren | Washington | Watauga | Wayne | Wilkes | Wilson | Yadkin | Yancey List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland... Alamance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Alexander County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Alleghany County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Anson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Ashe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Avery County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1712 Seat Washington Area  - Total  - Water 2,483 km² (959 mi²) 339 km² (131 mi²) 13. ... Bertie County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Bladen County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Brunswick County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1791 Seat Asheville Area  - Total  - Water 1,709 km² (660 mi²) 10 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Burke County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1792 Seat Concord Area  - Total  - Water 945 km² (365 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Caldwell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Camden County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Carteret County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Caswell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Catawba County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chatham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chowan County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Cleveland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Columbus County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Craven County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Currituck County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1822 Seat Lexington Area  - Total  - Water 1,468 km² (567 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 2. ... Davie County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Duplin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Edgecombe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Forsyth County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Gaston County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Gates County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Graham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Granville County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Guilford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Halifax County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Harnett County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Haywood County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1838 Seat Hendersonville Area  - Total  - Water 971 km² (375 mi²) 3 km² (1 mi²) 0. ... Hertford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Hoke County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Hyde County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Johnston County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lenoir County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Martin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1842 Seat Marion Area  - Total  - Water 1,156 km² (446 mi²) 12 km² (5 mi²) 1. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1762 Seat Charlotte Area  - Total  - Water 1,415 km² (546 mi²) 52 km² (20 mi²) 3. ... Mitchell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... }}}}}} Location in the state of {{{state}}} Formed 1779 Seat Troy Area  - Total  - Water 1,299 km² (502 mi²) 26 km² (10 mi²) 2. ... Moore County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Nash County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1729 Seat Wilmington Area  - Total  - Water 849 km² (328 mi²) 334 km² (129 mi²) 39. ... Northampton County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Onslow County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pamlico County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pasquotank County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Pender County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Perquimans County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1791 Seat Roxboro Area  - Total  - Water 1,047 km² (404 mi²) 31 km² (12 mi²) 2. ... Pitt County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1779 Seat Asheboro Area  - Total  - Water 2,046 km² (790 mi²) 7 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... Richmond County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Robeson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rockingham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rowan County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Rutherford County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Sampson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Scotland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Stanly County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Stokes County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Surry County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Swain County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Transylvania County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Tyrrell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1842 Seat Monroe Area  - Total  - Water 1,657 km² (640 mi²) 6 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Vance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wake County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1799 Seat Boone Area  - Total  - Water 810 km² (313 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wilkes County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Wilson County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Yadkin County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Yancey County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


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Iredell County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (688 words)
Although northern Iredell County has retained much of its rural character, the southern half of the county is experiencing rapid urbanization and population growth, largely due to the immense popularity of the Lake Norman area for residents of nearby Charlotte, North Carolina's largest city.
Iredell County is a member of the regional Centralina Council of Governments.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who are 65 years of age or older.
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