Overview

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 is included in the Greensboro - - Winston - Salem - - High Point metropolitan area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,198
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+7,066
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.5%
Median Earnings25+$40,229
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,491
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,594

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,733
% Above Poverty Level86.9%
% Below Poverty Level13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$903
Median House Value$185,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.9%
German15.2%
English8.7%
Irish8.3%
Polish3.2%
Italian2.9%
Scottish2.7%
French Except Basque1.8%
Welsh0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Ukrainian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
African0.6%
Arab0.6%
Egyptian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Czech0.4%
Russian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Mebane Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyAlamance County
Standard Zip Codes27302
Phone Area Codes919
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.09
Approximate Longitude-79.27

Mebane Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBURLINGTON FIRE STN #5
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip45 inches
StationSILER CITY 2 N
Distance25.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationDANVILLE
Distance34.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burlington52,524$51,023
Graham14,670$42,714
Green Level2,153$32,128
Haw River2,516$53,750
Hillsborough7,083$83,275
Swepsonville1,844$76,979

Mebane Public Schools

E M Yoder Elementary
301 N Charles Street
ZIP: 27302
(919) 563-3722
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Eastern Alamance High
4040 Mebane Rogers
ZIP: 27302
(919) 563-5991
High
Total Enrollment 1256
Garrett Elementary
3224 Old Hillsborough Road
ZIP: 27302
(919) 563-2088
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
Hawfields Middle
1951 S Nc 119
ZIP: 27302
(919) 563-5303
Middle
Total Enrollment 678
South Elementary
8925 Nc Hwy 86 S
ZIP: 27302
(336) 694-1212
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
South Mebane Elementary
600 S 3rd Street
ZIP: 27302
(919) 563-6905
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Woodlawn Middle
3970 Mebane Rogers Road
ZIP: 27302
(919) 563-3222
Middle
Total Enrollment 584

Mebane Private Schools

Bradford Academy
939 S Third St
ZIP: 27302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
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