Mount Olive, situated in Wayne and Duplin Counties, is a small town made up of 2.7 square miles.
August 17, 2017
The median resident age in Mount Olive is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $26,000 making it about $22,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Mount Olive is about $87,000 (2013) which is $73,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Mount Olive is 53% Black, 34% White, 1% Two or more races, and 12% other. 74% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 27% are married, 9% are divorced, 2% are separated, 14% are widowed, leaving 48% that have never been married.
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Mount Olive primarily belongs to Wayne County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named after one of George Washington's generals, Anthony Wayne, is a part of the Goldsboro, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, and has a population of 122,700. Its largest city and county seat, Goldsboro, has a population of 36,400.
Wayne County borders Wilson, Greene, Lenoir, Duplin, Sampson, and Johnston counties.
Wayne County is made up of 557 square miles. 553 of which is land with the remaining 3.8 as water.
The population of Mount Olive, NC is about 4,500. The population has been steady and slight decrease since the 1970s.
The elevation of Mount Olive, NC is 157 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Mount Olive, NC is 28365.
The area code for Mount Olive, NC is 919.
Historically speaking Mount Olive and Wayne and Duplin Counties have voted mostly Republican, with 54% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 60% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 36% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 4%.
The unemployment rate for Mount Olive is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.
Manufacturing and agriculture make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.