Introduction to Mebane, North Carolina

Mebane, North Carolina, in Alamance county, is 21 miles W of Durham, North Carolina (center to center) and 41 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina. The city, which is included in the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area, had 7,284 residents as of the 2000 census.

Mebane History

The first post office of present day Mebane was established in 1809. The community was named in honor of Brigadier General Alexander Mebane. Railroads arrived in 1855, and the area was originally incorporated as the town of Mebanesville in 1881. In 1883, the name was changed to "Mebane", and in February 1987, it was reincorporated as the City of Mebane. Industrial growth began in 1881, following the establishment of the White Furniture Company.

Mebane and Nearby Attractions

  • Cedarock Historical Farm
  • Orange County Historical Museum
  • Eno River State Park
  • Duke Homestead State Historic Site

Things To Do In Mebane

Mebane offers easy access to various museums and historical sites such as the Graham Historical Museum, Ackland Art Museum, Orange County Historical Museum, and Bennett Place State Historical Site. Various recreational opportunities are provided by the Eno River State Park, where visitors can enjoy hiking, canoeing, camping, and fishing. The City of Mebane also hosts the Sunfest during August every year.

Mebane Transportation

The nearest major airport is Raleigh - Durham International Airport.

Mebane Higher Education

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Elon College are close by.


Total Population 13,309
Male Share of the Population 44.6%
Female Share of the Population 55.4%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,987
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 51.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.2%
Median Earnings25+ $40,058
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,917
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,927


Median Family Income $73,625
% Above Poverty Level 88.2%
% Below Poverty Level 11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $826
Median House Value $165,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.7%
Irish 7.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mebane Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles W of Durham, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Alamance
Metro Area Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point
Standard Zip Codes 27302
Phone Area Codes 919
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.095
Longitude -79.267

Mebane Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
Station SILER CITY 2 N
Distance 25.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burlington 52,241 $46,994
Graham 14,468 $41,404
Green Level 1,977 $30,179
Haw River 2,585 $45,188
Hillsborough 6,316 $69,406
Swepsonville 1,275 $74,531

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

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