Love Valley, situated in Iredell County, is a small town made up of .2 square miles.
August 2, 2017
Love Valley was founded by Andy Barker and his family in the early 1950s. Barker, who was mayor of the town, lived there for nearly 60 years until his death in 2011.
Love Valley was incorporated in 1963.
The median resident age in Love Valley is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $41,000 making it about $7,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $21,000. The average price for a home in Love Valley is about $81,000 (2015) which is $79,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Love Valley is 88% White, 10% Hispanic, and 2% other. 68% of the population are high school graduates, with 18% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 38% are married, 25% are divorced, 6% are separated, 12% are widowed, leaving 19% that have never been married.
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Love Valley belongs to Iredell County in the central part of North Carolina. The county, named after James Iredell, is part of the Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Iredell County has a population of 160,000 and the city Statesville, with a population of 25,000, is the county seat.
Iredell County borders Davie, Rowan, Yadkin, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Catawba, Lincoln, Alexander, and Wilkes counties.
Iredell County is made up of 597 square miles. 574 of which is land with the remaining 23 as water.
The population of Love Valley, NC is about 90. The population saw a decline after 1990, but has been steadily growing since 2000.
The elevation of Love Valley, NC is 1,165 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Love Valley, NC is 28625.
The area code for Love Valley, NC is 704.
Historically speaking Love Valley and Iredell County have voted mostly Republican, with 65% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election.
This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 43% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 8%.
The unemployment rate for Love Valley is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%.
Forestry and construction make over 50% of the most common industries in the town.