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The 2000 Census showed that Iredell County had a population of 122,660 people. This represented 1.52% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Iredell had a population of 158,153 people. This is an increase of 28.94% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010159,437+29.98%+0.81% since 2009
2009158,153+28.94%+1.63% since 2008
2008155,613+26.87%+2.75% since 2007
2007151,442+23.46%+3.46% since 2006
2006146,380+19.34%+4.45% since 2005
2005140,142+14.25%+2.83% since 2004
2004136,282+11.11%+2.51% since 2003
2003132,950+8.39%+2.02% since 2002
2002130,315+6.24%+2.5% since 2001
2001127,141+3.65%+3.65% since 2000
2000122,660The Last Census

Iredell County had 51,918 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Iredell County has a total area<3> of 597 square miles [1,546 km²]. Of this total, 575 square miles [1,490 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.59%) being water (21.44 square miles [55.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Iredell County had a population density of 213.1 people per square mile [82.3 people/km²], making it the state's 18th most densely populated county (out of 100 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Iredell County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Iredell and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Iredell County QuickFact (QF-37097).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Iredell County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Iredell County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AlexanderQF-37003   NW36,77733,6039.45%
CabarrusQF-37025   SE172,223131,06331.4%
CatawbaQF-37035   W159,125141,68512.31%
DavieQF-37059   NE41,42034,83518.9%
LincolnQF-37109   SW76,04363,78019.23%
MecklenburgQF-37119   S913,639695,45431.37%
RowanQF-37159   SE140,798130,3408.02%
YadkinQF-37197   N37,71336,3483.76%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Iredell. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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