Mooresboro, North Carolina

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Mooresboro, North Carolina
Old Mooresboro Gym
Old Mooresboro Gym
Location of Mooresboro, North Carolina
Location of Mooresboro, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°17′59″N 81°42′2″W / 35.29972°N 81.70056°W / 35.29972; -81.70056Coordinates: 35°17′59″N 81°42′2″W / 35.29972°N 81.70056°W / 35.29972; -81.70056
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
 • Total1.77 sq mi (4.58 km2)
 • Land1.77 sq mi (4.58 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
935 ft (285 m)
 • Total311
 • Estimate 
 • Density176.57/sq mi (68.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)704, 828, 980
FIPS code37-44160[3]
GNIS feature ID0990208[4]

Mooresboro is a town in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 311 at the 2010 census.

Major League Baseball player Tyler White and pro wrestler Chris Hamrick are from Mooresboro.


Mooresboro was settled in the 1780s, it was incorporated as a town in 1885, and its charter was repealed in 1943. It was named for Lem Moore, an early settler.[5]

The Henrietta-Caroleen High School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[6]


Mooresboro is located at 35°17′59″N 81°42′2″W / 35.29972°N 81.70056°W / 35.29972; -81.70056 (35.299734, -81.700625).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)312[2]0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 314 people, 131 households, and 94 families residing in the town. The population density was 178.3 people per square mile (68.9/km2). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 79.5 per square mile (30.7/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.22% White, 11.46% African American and 0.32% Pacific Islander.

There were 131 households, out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $36,500. Males had a median income of $29,219 versus $27,083 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,791. About 8.5% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under age 18 and 28.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Powell, William S. (1968). The North Carolina Gazetteer: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places. Chapel Hill, N.C.: The University of North Carolina Press. p. 333. ISBN 0-8078-1247-1.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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