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Mooresville, Indiana
Town
Mooresville Government Center, formerly a Methodist church
Mooresville Government Center, formerly a Methodist church
Nickname(s): "Home of the State Flag"
Location of Mooresville in the state of Indiana
Location of Mooresville in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Morgan
Township Brown
Area
 • Total 6.35 sq mi (16.45 km2)
 • Land 6.29 sq mi (16.29 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,326
 • Estimate (2012) 9,456
 • Density 1,482.7/sq mi (572.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46158
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-50976
GNIS feature ID 0439412
Website http://mooresville.in.gov/

Mooresville is a town in Brown Township, Morgan County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 9,326.

History

Mooresville was founded in 1824 by Samuel Moore, and named for him. A post office has been in operation at Mooresville since 1826.

The Mooresville Commercial Historic District, Mooresville Friends Academy Building, and Mooresville Gymnasium are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, Mooresville has a total area of 6.34 square miles (16.42 km2), of which 6.28 square miles (16.27 km2) (or 99.05%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.95%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 550
1860 780 41.8%
1870 1,229 57.6%
1880 864 −29.7%
1890 891 3.1%
1900 974 9.3%
1910 1,608 65.1%
1920 1,781 10.8%
1930 1,910 7.2%
1940 1,979 3.6%
1950 2,264 14.4%
1960 3,856 70.3%
1970 5,800 50.4%
1980 5,349 −7.8%
1990 5,541 3.6%
2000 9,273 67.4%
2010 9,326 0.6%
Est. 2015 9,623 3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
Mooresville, Indiana
Downtown Mooresville

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,326 people, 3,715 households, and 2,558 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,482.7 inhabitants per square mile (572.5/km2). There were 3,930 housing units at an average density of 624.8 per square mile (241.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 3,715 households of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the town was 38.6 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,273 people, 3,535 households, and 2,594 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,675.0 people per square mile (646.3/km²). There were 3,688 housing units at an average density of 666.2 per square mile (257.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.52% White, 0.09% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 3,535 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,292, and the median income for a family was $52,543. Males had a median income of $37,763 versus $26,520 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,504. About 4.2% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

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