2020 Census: Where did southern Iredell grow most?       


No communities in the Lake Norman area grew faster over the past decade than those in southern Iredell county.

Between 2010 and 2020, Mooresville’s population surged more than 53 percent to surpass 50,000, while Troutman grew by 55 percent, to 3,698, according to U.S. Census data released this month.

Every Census tract in the southern part of the county experienced an overall increase in population. Growth was driven largely by new residential communities in previously undeveloped areas at or beyond the established — and expanding — outskirts of the towns, and that trend is expected to continue as more farmland and forests become subdivisions and shopping centers.

And in nearly every south Iredell Census tract, minority growth — especially among residents who identified as Hispanic — outpaced population gains by percentage among those identifying as white. 

Here is a look at the percentage of population growth from 2010 to 2020 by Census tract, including breakdowns by race. The numbers in the table below the map refer to the red numbers on the map. The red lines signify the borders of the tracts.

U.S. Census Bureau map

Census tract Overall White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Asian, non-Hispanic Hispanic
612.02 9% 7% -6% 82% 48%
612.03 60% 48% 62% 50% 192%
612.04 45% 55% 74% 247% 86%
612.05 9% 6% 23% -54% 53%
613.01 6% 3% -23% -47% 60%
613.02 29% 19% 3% 106% 149%
613.03 32% 22% 80% 124% 56%
613.04 23% 7% 81% 63% 50%
614.01 24% 18% 2% 316% 58%
614.02 43% 25% 183% 100% 167%
614.03 14% -3% 57% 71% 150%
614.04 55% 34% 114% 417% 284%
614.05 3% -3% 83% 9% 42%
614.06 19% 14% 10% 122% 51%
614.07 19% 12% 74% 90% 97%
614.08 53% 40% 133% 119% 72%
615.01 47% 37% 25% 106% 108%
615.02 33% 20% 94% 34% 104%
615.03 17% 11% 14% 112% 59%
616.01 3% 9% -9% 16% 1%
616.03 21% 8% 28% 57% 45%
616.04 26% 10% 121% 0% 8%
616.05 81% 57% 174% 295% 158%

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