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Mebane, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Mebane had a population of 13,512 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mebane: Mebansville.

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


Total Population 13,512
Daytime Population: Workers 8,408
Daytime Population: Residents 6,226
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,634
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 13,480
Population in Familes 11,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 1,608
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $54,001
Average Household Income $71,647
Per Capita Income $29,524


Total Housing Units 5,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,502 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,022 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 346 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $172,074
Average Home Value $204,810


Total Households 5,525
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,708
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 2.5% 1.6%
Households 2.35% 1.58%
Families 2.4% 1.45%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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, 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 # 73 90th
Population Density # 72 90th
Diversity Index # 309 58th
Median Household Income # 155 79th
Per Capita Income # 152 80th

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