Key Market Insights


Thousands of people live and work in Downtown and many more visit to shop, dine, conduct business and enjoy events.

Business Mix

Downtown is home to more than 350 shops, professional services, restaurants, and other businesses.


Located just 1.5 miles from I-77 and I-40, Downtown Statesville is easily accessible to visitors.


Over 800 public parking spaces available in Downtown Statesville to accommodate events and weekly visitors.
  • 129,000 People live within the primary and secondary trade areas. 
  • 6763 Households located within 1.5 miles of the downtown area.
  • $57,579 and $65,119 The average household income in the area for 28677 and 28625. 
  • 75,038 The projected population for the primary trade area by 2021.
  • 9,600 The traffic count on Center Street in vehicles per day 
  • 184,049 The current estimated Iredell County population.

Municipal and Cultural Hub

In addition to a year-round calendar of events, Downtown Statesville is proud to be the home of the City and County offices, Statesville Civic Center, Mitchell Community College, Iredell County Public Library, Iredell Museums, Iredell Arts Council, and multiple cultural, artistic and  historic sites.

Historic Charm

Downtown Statesville offers an impressive collection of architecturally rich commercial and residential properties. Most of downtown was built around the turn of the century with buildings dating from 1860 to 1930. We have five National Register Place Districts including four residential districts.

More People Draws to Downtown Statesville

  • Civic Center attracts over 700 events a year, with over 79,500 participants
  • Community College with over 9,000 Curriculum and Continuing Education students enrolled
  • Library, on average in 2019 served 538 visitors each day
  • Charter elementary and middle school with 637 students enrolled
  • Public high school with 945 students enrolled
  • Crossroads Arts & Science Early College enrollment is approximately 272 and the enrollment for the Collaborative College Technology & Leadership Magnet School is 233 (max is 250)
  • Mac Gray Auditorium at Statesville High School seats 800 and is booked (on average) 75% of the time, usually on the weekends.
  • Downtown churches that attract over 600 to Sunday worship and over 275 to evening activities
  • A dance, martial arts, and yoga studios in downtown that offer classes in the afternoons and evenings
  • Over 20 restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops (Shopping & Dining)
  • Downtown hosts a full program of organized events throughout the year. (Events)
We look forward to seeing you Downtown!