Middlesex, North Carolina

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Middlesex, North Carolina

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Middlesex Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Middlesex Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Middlesex, North Carolina

Comparing Middlesex 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
Female Share of the Population 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 7
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 3 5
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 2 3
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
People Above Poverty 2 3
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 4 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 7 6
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Affordability of Rents 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 3 8
Low Violent Crime 3 5

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Middlesex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Nash
Metro Area Raleigh - Durham - Chapel Hill
Standard Zip Codes 27557
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.79
Longitude -78.204

Middlesex 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 15.6 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 18.3 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 22.1 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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Middlesex Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 838 100%
Male 392 46.8%
Female 446 53.2%
Under 18 195 23.3%
18+ 643 76.7%
65+ 153 18.3%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 2.81
White 530 63.2%
African-American 274 32.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 30 3.6%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 63 7.5%

Estimated Middlesex Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 851
Growth 13
Growth % 1.6%

Middlesex 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) 62.6%
English 17.2%
US/American 10.8%
Irish 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
German 2.2%
European 1%
Dutch 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
African 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Middlesex, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Emit (27557)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Middlesex 838 $26,488
Bailey 670 $43,750
Bunn 357 $45,804
Micro 454 $39,773
Spring Hope 1,261 $36,953
Wendell 4,247 $47,077
Zebulon 4,046 $43,986
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