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Mooresville, Indiana

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Mooresville is a town located in Morgan County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 9,273.

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Geography

Mooresville is located at 39°36'29" North, 86°22'9" West (39.608158, -86.369075)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.4 km² (5.6 mi²). 14.3 km² (5.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.36% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 9,273 people, 3,535 households, and 2,594 families residing in the town. The population density is 646.3/km² (1,675.0/mi²). There are 3,688 housing units at an average density of 257.0/km² (666.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 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. 0.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the town the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $47,292, and the median income for a family is $52,543. Males have a median income of $37,763 versus $26,520 for females. The per capita income for the town is $21,504. 4.3% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.6% of those under the age of 18 and 3.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Trivia

Mooresville was founded in 1824 by Samuel Moore, a Quaker from North Carolina. It is the birth place of the artist Paul Hadley, who was the designer of the Indiana State Flag.

Gravity Hill is a locally famous land mark located at the intersection of State Road 42 and Keller Hill Road. Because of an optical illusion, cars parked at the bottom of the road appear quite convincingly to roll uphill. This has been featured in many regional television and newspaper reports.

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