Troutman is a town located roughly 35 miles (56 km) north of Charlotte in Iredell County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census the town’s population was 2,383, and in 2016 the estimated population was 2,576.
Troutman is approximately 5 miles north of Lake Norman located at 35°42′11″N 80°53′32″W (35.703149, −80.892255). U.S. Route 21 passes through the center of the town, leading north 6 miles (10 km) to Statesville, and south 10 miles (16 km) to Mooresville. Interstate 77 passes 3 miles (5 km) east of the town, with access from Exit 42.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.4 square miles (13.9 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.50%, are water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,592 people, 638 households, and 449 families residing in the town. The population density was 765.5 people per square mile (295.5/km2). There were 695 housing units at an average density of 334.2 per square mile (129.0/km2).
There were 638 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the town, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,786, and the median income for a family was $47,569. Males had a median income of $31,071 versus $22,813 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,261. About 5.2% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.