Mebane, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Mebane, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Mebane had a population of 12,915 as of July 1, 2016. Mebane ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mebane is located at latitude 36.0898 and longitude -79.2736 in Alamance County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mebane (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Alamance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Mebane are located in Alamance County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Orange County.

The City of Mebane (GNIS ID: 2405061) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mebane is located within Township 10-Melville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alamance County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mebane population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mebane: Mebansville.


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Mebane, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,915
Population in Households 12,884
Population in Familes 10,599
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 1,537
Diversity Index2 52
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,255
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,539
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,614 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,357 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,898 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 359 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $172,567
Average Home Value $204,552
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,619
Average Household Income $69,851
Per Capita Income $28,670
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.16% 1.34%
Households 1.91% 1.27%
Families 2.02% 1.16%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mebane, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mebane to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 77 90th
Population Density1 # 79 89th
Diversity Index2 # 314 58th
Median Household Income # 137 82nd
Per Capita Income # 140 81st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.