A+ Mooresville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Mooresville Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% higher than North Carolina
1011% more expensive than the US average
North Carolina
955% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mooresville cost of living
B Mooresville Crime Total crime is 1% lower than North Carolina
Total crime
2,84310% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3610% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-33%Year over year crime is down
Mooresville crime
D+ Mooresville Employment Household income is 32% higher than North Carolina
Median household income
$63,63215% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,1286% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%10% higher than the US average
Mooresville employment
C+ Mooresville Housing Home value is 24% higher than North Carolina
Median home value
$194,5005% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9743% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%1% lower than the US average
Mooresville real estate or Mooresville rentals
A Mooresville Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than North Carolina
High school grad. rates
89%8% higher than the US average
School test scores
65%31% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
19:120% higher than the US average
Mooresville K-12 schools or Mooresville colleges

Living in Mooresville, NC

Located in the state of North Carolina, Mooresville is a medium-sized city with a population of 35,387 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 83% of Mooresville residents are White, 10% Black and 4% Asian. 76% of the people in Mooresville (over the age of 15) are married and 46% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Mooresville could be a positive experience compared to other cities in North Carolina if you know where to search. With useful information like amenities, crime, weather, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Mooresville and in the areas around Mooresville is a much easier task.

Mooresville, NC receives 77 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #46 in North Carolina and #3,499 in the USA. Clearly, Mooresville is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that Mooresville ranks well for amenities (A+) and education (A).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Mooresville has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: The Lazy 5 Ranch, Queens Landing @ Lake Norman, and The Pit Indoor Kart Racing.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 159 crimes per 100,000 residents, Mooresville has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Mooresville is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Mooresville come in at $194,500, which is 23.8% higher than the North Carolina average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mooresville, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 6.1% lower than the North Carolina average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Mooresville will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Mooresville, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.5%.

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      I lived in Mooresville for about six months before leaving to go to college. The small trailer park I lived in was loud and obnoxious. However, there are a few nicer homes in the city limits as well as newer apartment complexes. The apartments are very high, but there are good jobs in Mooresville that pay enough to support the cost of living, such as various NASCAR teams that call the city their home. Gas prices are a bit cheaper than surrounding cities. There are quite a few places to shop, such as Belk and Walmart, but there are more fast food restaurants than anything else. One restaurant that you must try while in Mooresville is Fat Boys. The restaurant has a buffet with just about anything you could imagine on the weekends, and the BBQ sandwiches are delicious.

      If you're not a fan of busy roads and traffic, then consider finding a home on the outskirts of Mooresville because I-77 and Highway 21 are main thoroughfares in the city. There are usually a few wrecks each day.
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      Source: The Mooresville, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).