Bailey, NC

Bailey, situated in Nash County, is a small town made up of less than 1 square mile...

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The town is home to Julius Peppers, defensive end of the Green Bay Packers, and Jack Finch, a conservationist of the eastern bluebird.


The median resident age in Bailey is 48 years. The median estimated household income is about $43,000 making it about $2,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Bailey is about $80,000 (2013) which is $75,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $730 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Bailey is 65% White, 20% Black, 14% Hispanic, and 1% two or more races. 86% of the population are high school graduates, with 10% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 58% are married, 12% are divorced, 9% are widowed, 1% are separated leaving 20% that have never been married.

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Nash County

Bailey belongs to Nash County in the north-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after Francis Nash, is part of the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county formed from parts of Edgecombe County. Nash County has a population of 95,000 and its largest city Rocky Mount has around 58,000. Nashville is the county seat.

Nash County borders Johnston, Wilson, Warren, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Franklin Counties.

Nash County is made up of 543 square miles. 540 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.


The Population of Bailey, NC is about 570.


The elevation of Bailey, NC is 223 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Bailey, NC is 27807.

Area Code

The area code for Bailey, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking, Bailey and Nash County have voted mostly Republican, but the 2008 and 2012 Presidential Elections being very closely contested. In 2008 the Republicans won by around 1%, and in 2012 the Democrats won by less than 1%.

As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 40% are protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Bailey is around 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Public Administration, Manufacturing, and Transportation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Wilson Times, Spring Hope Enterprise, Eastern Wake News, and Kenly News are the primary newspapers that cover the Nash County area.