Mooresville, Indiana

By | April 12, 2023

According to allcitycodes, Mooresville, Indiana is located in the south-central part of the state, in the heart of Indiana’s famous “Crossroads” region. The geography of Mooresville is largely flat and rural, with rolling hills and farmland that are typical of the Midwest. The climate of Mooresville is mild, with hot summers and cold winters. The area receives a moderate amount of precipitation, allowing for plenty of outdoor activities year-round.

Mooresville’s history dates back to 1824 when it was first settled by a group of Quakers from North Carolina. Since then, the city has grown steadily, becoming a hub for small businesses and industry. Mooresville has been governed by a Mayor and City Council since 1928; currently the city has five wards that are represented by six council members.

The economy in Mooresville is driven primarily by small businesses such as retail stores, restaurants, auto repair shops, and professional services firms. In addition to these small businesses, large employers such as Cummins Engines and Honda Manufacturing also have a presence in town.

Mooresville is served by two public school districts: Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation (MCSC) and Metropolitan School District of Martinsville (MSDM). MCSC covers most of Mooresville while MSDM covers parts of Martinsville that are within the city limits. Both districts offer excellent educational opportunities for students from kindergarten through high school graduation.

Mooresville’s landmarks include the historic downtown district which includes several well-preserved buildings from its early days as well as modern shops and restaurants; White River Park which offers outdoor recreation opportunities; and White Lick Creek which flows through town providing scenic views along its banks. In addition to these sites there are numerous churches scattered throughout town that date back to its earliest days as well as some newer ones built more recently.

Population: 9,273. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,111 (+19.8% change)
Males: 4,411 (47.6%), Females: 4,862 (52.4%)

Morgan County

Zip code: 46158

Median resident age: 33.3 years
Median household income: $47,292
Median house value: $112,700

Races in Mooresville:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (25.4%), German (21.2%), Irish (12.5%), English (7.8%), French (2.1%), Scottish (1.7%).

Elevation: 690 feet

Land area: 5.5 square miles

Mooresville, Indiana

Population

Mooresville, Indiana is a small town located in the south-central part of the state. It has a population of approximately 9,400 people. According to the 2010 census, the racial makeup of Mooresville is 88.8% White, 4.9% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. The median age of residents is 38 years old with a median household income of $53,000 per year and median home value of $141,000 as of 2017 estimates.

The town features an array of quaint shops and restaurants that offer a variety of dining options from Mexican to Italian to traditional American fare. There are also several local attractions such as the historic Mooresville Mill House which dates back to 1819 and is listed on the National Register Of Historic Places as well as outdoor activities like fishing at Mooresville Lake or hiking along one of the many trails in nearby Morgan-Monroe State Forest. Additionally there are numerous public parks for residents and visitors alike to enjoy such as Edgewood Park which features an outdoor pool and playgrounds for children or Bicentennial Park which offers walking trails with scenic views and picnic areas for families to enjoy together.

For population 25 years and over in Mooresville

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mooresville town

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +3,462 (+59.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Mooresville:

  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTERS (1201 HADLEY ROAD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Mooresville:

  • MORGAN HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; MARTINSVILLE, IN)
  • HENDRICKS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; DANVILLE, IN)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL INDIANAPOLIS (about 17 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mooresville:

  • INDIANAPOLIS INTL (about 10 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Abbreviation: IND)
  • MONROE COUNTY (about 37 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Abbreviation: BMG)
  • MOUNT COMFORT (about 37 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Abbreviation: MQJ)

Other public-use airports nearest to Mooresville:

  • HENDRICKS COUNTY-GORDON GRAHAM FLD (about 11 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Abbreviation: 2R2)
  • SPEEDWAY (about 13 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Abbreviation: 3SY)
  • EAGLE CREEK AIRPARK (about 16 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Abbreviation: EYE)

Amtrak station near Mooresville:

  • 18 miles: INDIANAPOLIS (350 S. ILLINOIS ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mooresville:

  • UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS (about 18 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,784)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-CENTRAL INDIANA (about 18 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,397)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-INDIANAPOLIS (about 19 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Full-time enrollment: 19,818)
  • BUTLER UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Full-time enrollment: 3,721)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON (about 32 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Full-time enrollment: 33,835)
  • DEPAUW UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; GREENCASTLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,197)
  • ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; ANDERSON, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,116)

Schools

Public high school in Mooresville:

  • MOORESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,276; Location: 550 N INDIANA ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Mooresville:

  • PAUL HADLEY MIDDLE SCH (Students: 714; Location: 200 W CARLISLE ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • NEIL ARMSTRONG ELEM SCH (Students: 595; Location: 1000 RD 144; Grades: KG – 06)
  • NORTHWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 430; Location: 630 N INDIANA ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • NEWBY MEMORIAL ELEM SCH (Students: 327; Location: 240 N MONROE ST; Grades: PK – 06)

Private primary/middle schools in Mooresville:

  • MOORESVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: PO BOX 637; Grades: KG – 8)
  • THE FOSTER FOUNDATION INC THE (Students: 30; Location: THE FOSTER FOUNDATION INC; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Mooresville:

  • MOORESVILLE PL (Operating income: $486,156; Location: 220 W HARRISON ST; 56,283 books; 1,763 audio materials; 1,605 video materials; 142 serial subscriptions)