Mebane, situated in Alamance County and Orange County, is a city made up of 8.5 square miles.
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The town was home to a historic mural that was painted by Margaret C. Gates after winning a competition that was hosted as part of FDR's New Deal. The original mural was damaged beyond recognition, but an exact replica was created in 1965.
The median resident age in Mebane is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $51,000 making it about $3,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $28,000. The average price for a home in Mebane is about $169,000 (2015) which is $9,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Mebane is 63% White, 24% Black, 4% Two or more races, and 9% other. 91% of the population are high school graduates, with 32% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 50% are married, 13% are divorced, 5% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 27% that have never been married.
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Mebane mostly belongs to Alamance County in the central part of North Carolina. The county is part of the Burlington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Alamance County has a population of 154,000 and the city Graham, with a population of 14,100, is the county seat.
Great Alamance Creek, what Alamance County was named after, was where the Battle of Alamance took place. It was a pre-Revolutionary War battle where a militia led by Governor William Tyron destroyed the Regulator movement. Alamance County was the site of many Revolutionary battles including: Battle of Lindley's Mill, Battle of Guilford Court House, Pyle's Massacre, and the Battle of Clapp's Mill.
In the early 1800's the textile industry began to rapidly grow, and the need for transportation increased. In the 1840's, a railroad was built through the county to connect Raleigh and Greensboro, and the county officially formed from part of Orange County in 1849.
During the Civil War Alamance County split from the Union and joined the Confederacy. No battles took place in the county itself, but the county did send many soldiers to war. After the war the county received national attention for the murder of Wyatt Outlaw (an African American Town Commissioner) by members of the Ku Klux Klan. The men were arrested, but all charges were dropped.
Alamance County borders Caswell, Orange, Rockingham, Chatham, Randolph, and Guilford counties.
Alamance County is made up of 435 square miles. 424 of which is land with the remaining 11 as water.
The population of Mebane, NC is about 11,400. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.
The elevation of Mebane, NC is 673 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Mebane, NC is 27302.
The area codes for Mebane, NC are 919 and 336.
Historically speaking Mebane and Alamance County have voted mostly Republican, with 57% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 39% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 3%.
The unemployment rate for Mebane is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, retail, public administration, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.