Bailey, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bailey, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Bailey had a population of 554 as of July 1, 2017. Bailey ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bailey is located at latitude 35.7806 and longitude -78.1129 in Nash County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Bailey (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 220 feet.

The Town of Bailey (GNIS ID: 2405197) 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 Town of Bailey is located within Township of Bailey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nash County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bailey population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bailey: Baileys.

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Bailey, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 554
Daytime Population: Workers 224
Daytime Population: Residents 248
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 472
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 554
Population in Familes 469
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 789
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $43,855
Average Household Income $59,944
Per Capita Income $22,757


Total Housing Units 265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $93,493
Average Home Value $123,585


Total Households 220
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 159
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.44%
Households -0.43% -0.46%
Families 0.26% -0.64%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Bailey, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bailey to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 545 26th
Population Density # 306 59th
Diversity Index # 73 90th
Median Household Income # 305 59th
Per Capita Income # 357 52nd

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