Bailey, North Carolina

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Bailey, North Carolina

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High Points

Bailey strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

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Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Bailey Racial Diversity
Low Violent Crime
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Top 5% trophy Bailey Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Bailey, North Carolina

Comparing Bailey to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Age of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 8
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 5 7
College Educated Adults 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Housing Recently Built 5 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 2 5

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Bailey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SW of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Nash
Metro Area Rocky Mount
Standard Zip Codes 27807
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.78
Longitude -78.119

Bailey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WILSON 3 SW
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 51 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
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Bailey Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 670 100%
Male 330 49.3%
Female 340 50.7%
Under 18 158 23.6%
18+ 512 76.4%
65+ 121 18.1%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 2.98
White 455 67.9%
African-American 153 22.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 50 7.5%
Mixed Race 12 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 72 10.7%

Estimated Bailey Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 675
Growth 5
Growth % 0.7%

Bailey Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.3%
US/American 20.2%
English 15.1%
German 3.2%
Irish 2.7%
European 1.9%
Canadian 1.9%
Scottish 1.6%
Polish 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bailey 670 $43,750
Kenly 1,569 $33,214
Lucama 847 $37,750
Middlesex 838 $26,488
Spring Hope 1,261 $36,953
Wilson 44,405 $41,041
Zebulon 4,046 $43,986
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Bailey High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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