Mooresboro , NC

Mooresboro, situated in Cleveland County, is a small town made up of 1.8 square miles.

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The median resident age in Mooresboro is 42 years. The median estimated household income is about $31,000 making it about $17,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Mooresboro is about $100,000 (2015) which is $60,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Mooresboro is 80% White, 17% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 2% other. 77% of the population are high school graduates, with 11% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 40% are married, 10% are divorced, 8% are separated, 17% are widowed, leaving 25% that have never been married.

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Cleveland County

Mooresboro belongs to Cleveland County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after Colonel Benjamin Cleveland, is part of the Shelby, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. Cleveland County has a population of 98,000 and its largest city Shelby, with a population of 20,000, is the county seat.

In 1841, the county was created from parts of Rutherford and Lincoln counties. Benjamin Cleveland, an American Revolutionary War colonel who fought in the Battle of King's Mountain, is who the county was named for. The county was spelled "Cleaveland" until 1887 when it was changed to it's modern spelling "Cleveland".

Cleveland County borders Burke, Lincoln, Gaston, York (South Carolina), Cherokee (South Carolina), and Rutherford counties.

Cleveland County is made up of 468 square miles. 464 of which is land with the remaining 4 as water.


The population of Mooresboro, NC is about 300. The population has seen a steady decrease since the 1980s.


The elevation of Mooresboro, NC is 935 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Mooresboro, NC is 28114.

Area Code

The area codes for Mooresboro, NC are 704, 828, and 980.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Mooresboro and Cleveland County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 38% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 60% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Mooresboro is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Grounds maintenance, production, and management make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Shelby Star, the Courier and the Lincoln Times-News are the primary newspapers that cover the Cleveland County area.


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