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Encyclopedia > Mooresville, North Carolina

Mooresville is a town in Iredell County, North Carolina, U.S.A. The population was 18,823 at the 2000 census. It is located approximately 25 minutes north of Charlotte. Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1788 Seat Statesville Area  - Total  - Water 1,546 km² (597 mi²) 56 km² (21 mi²) 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ...


Mooresville is the home to Lowe's Home Improvement, and is perhaps best known as the home of dozens of NASCAR racing teams, which earned the city the nickname "Race City USA." It is also home to NASCAR's NASCAR Technical Institute. The current Mayor of Mooresville is (R)-Bill Thunburg. He was elected in the fall of 2005. “Lowes” redirects here. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ...

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Geography

Location of Mooresville, North Carolina

Mooresville is located at 35°35′4″N, 80°49′13″W (35.584337, -80.820139)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias NC county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.1 km² (14.7 mi²). 38.0 km² (14.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.20%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

The Charles Mack Citizen Center was named after Charles William Mack, a senior at Mooresville High School.


Mooresville was once home to professional minor league baseball. The Mooresville Moors played in the Class D North Carolina State League from 1937-1942. The league ceased operations for two seasons due to World War II but was reorganized in 1945. That season's team was known as the Mooresville Braves, due to the fact it was part of the Boston Braves farm system. The following season, 1946, the club returned to its traditional Moors nickname and remained in the league until it disbanded after the 1952 season. In 1953 a new Class D league, known as the Tar Heel League, was formed and the Mooresville Moors were members for its one season of existence. At least two former members of the Moors went on to play in the Major Leagues, pitchers Dave Jolly and Hoyt Wilhelm, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Two major American professional sports teams have existed under the name Boston Braves, both of which still exist today but are no longer located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... David Jolly (October 14, 1924 - May 27, 1963) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ... James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1922 in Huntersville, North Carolina - August 23, 2002 in Sarasota, Florida) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 18,823 people, 7,139 households, and 5,082 families residing in the town. The population density was 494.7/km² (1,281.6/mi²). There were 7,741 housing units at an average density of 203.5/km² (527.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 81.54% White, 14.23% African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.55% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 were 7,139 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $42,943, and the median income for a family was $51,011. Males had a median income of $39,524 versus $24,939 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,549. About 5.6% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools

Mooresville is primarily served by the Mooresville Graded School System, but is also partly in the Iredell-Statesville School System. A proposal in the 2007 North Carolina State Budget could possibly consolidate the two systems.[1] It states that only one School System in a county would be funded. It has been stalled in committe though and will likely faill passage. Previous attempts to consolidate have been defeated.[2]


The Mooresville Graded School District

  • Park View Elementary
  • South Elementary
  • East Mooresville Intermediate
  • Mooresville Intermediate
  • Mooresville Middle School
  • Mooresville High School
  • N.F. Woods Technology & Art Center

Iredell-Statesville School District

  • Woodland Heights Elementary School
  • Lake Norman Elementary School
  • Lakeshore Elementary School
  • Brawley Middle School
  • Lakeshore Middle School
  • Lake Norman High School
  • South Iredell High School
  • North Iredell High School
  • West Iredell High School
  • Mount Mourne Elementary School

Private schools

  • Mooresville Christian Academy

Sister city

  • Hockenheim, Germany

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Hockenheim is a German city in northwest Baden-Württemberg, about 20 km south of Mannheim. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos for 35°35′04″N 80°49′13″W / 35.584337, -80.820139Coordinates: 35°35′04″N 80°49′13″W / 35.584337, -80.820139

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Mooresville, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (452 words)
Mooresville is a town in Iredell County, North Carolina, U.S.A. The population was 18,823 at the 2000 census.
It is located approximately 30 minutes north of Charlotte.
Mooresville is the home to Lowe's Home Improvement, and is perhaps best known as the home of dozens of NASCAR racing teams, which earned the city the nickname "Race City USA." NASCAR Technical Institute is also located here.
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