Mesic, situated in Pamlico County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.
August 10, 2017
Mesic was founded sometime in the mid-18th century, and was originally known as Bay Creek.
The median resident age in Mesic is 57 years. The median estimated household income is about $32,000 making it about $16,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Mesic is about $147,000 (2015) which is $13,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $550 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Mesic is 60% Black, 39% White, and 1% Other. 87% of the population are high school graduates, with 3% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 51% are married, 14% are divorced, 5% are separated, 5% are widowed, leaving 25% that have never been married.
Mesic belongs to Pamlico County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for the Pamlico Indians, is part of the New Bern, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area. In 1872, the county formed from parts of Craven and Beaufort counties. Pamlico County has a population of 13,100 and its largest town Bayboro, with a population of 1,300, is the county seat.
Pamlico County borders Beaufort, Hyde, Craven, and Carteret Counties.
Pamlico County is made up of 567 square miles. 337 of which is land with the remaining 230 as water.
The population of Mesic, NC is about 220. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1980's.
The elevation of Mesic, NC is seven feet above sea level.
The zip code for Mesic, NC is 28587.
The area code for Mesic, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Mesic and Pamlico County have voted mostly Republican, with 60% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 45% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.
The unemployment rate for Mesic is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Warehousing, construction, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.