A Rich History & A Bright Future

Located in North Carolina’s Piedmont, Iredell County was established in 1788. The northwest section of the county contains the Brushy Mountains and the remainder of the county is gently rolling countryside. The county’s largest river, the Catawba, forms much of its western border. Lake Norman, North Carolina’s largest man-made lake, is in the southern part of Iredell County and is often referred to as the “inland sea.” The north part of the county is largely rural. Iredell is one of the longest counties in the state and stretches for nearly fifty miles north to south, from Yadkin County in the north to Mecklenburg in the south.

Iredell County and its jurisdictions have supported economic development for more than thirty years with an emphasis on tax base growth, employer diversification, and job creation. Farming is still a major source of income for many Iredell County residents, and dairy farming has been particularly popular since the 1800s. Iredell is also a major hub for NASCAR racing, with race shops and teams supported by a variety of automotive manufacturers.

Total Population: 180,427
Median Age: 40.3 yrs
Median Household Income: $56,769