Middlesex, situated in Nash County, is a small town made up of a single square mile.
August 10, 2017
Middlesex was established in the late 1790s or early 1800s.
Middlesex is home to the historic Taylor's Mill, which was built in the mid-19th century as a gristmill.
The median resident age in Middlesex is 34 years. The median estimated household income is about $34,000 making it about $14,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $15,000. The average price for a home in Middlesex is about $98,000 (2015) which is $62,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Middlesex is 51% White, 30% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 17% other. 76% of the population are high school graduates, with 9% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 42% are married, 13% are divorced, 7% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 31% that have never been married.
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Middlesex belongs to Nash County in the eastern part of North Carolina. Nash County is part of the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nash County has a population of 96,000 and the city Nashville, with a population of 15,000, is the county seat.
In 1777, Nash County was formed from part of Edgecombe County. The county was named after Francis Nash; an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General. He was wounded at the the Battle of Germantown that year.
Parts of Edgecombe, Johnston, Wayne, and Nash counties were merged to form Wilson County in 1855.
Nash County borders Johnston, Franklin, Wake, Wilson, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Warren counties.
Nash County is made up of 543 square miles. 540 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.
The population of Middlesex, NC is about 820. The population, while having decreased since its peak in the 1980s, has overall seen an increase since its founding.
The elevation of Middlesex, NC is 262 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Middlesex, NC is 27557.
The area code for Middlesex, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Middlesex and Nash County have voted mostly Republican, with 51% going to John McCain during the 2008 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections, but the area did vote Democrat in the 2012 election, with Barrack Obama taking 51% of the vote.
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 Middlesex is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.