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Bailey, North Carolina
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Location in Nash County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Nash County and the state of North Carolina.
Coordinates: 35°46′49″N 78°6′56″W / 35.78028°N 78.11556°W / 35.78028; -78.11556Coordinates: 35°46′49″N 78°6′56″W / 35.78028°N 78.11556°W / 35.78028; -78.11556
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Nash
Area
 • Total 0.70 sq mi (1.82 km2)
 • Land 0.70 sq mi (1.82 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
223 ft (68 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 569
 • Estimate 
(2019)
562
 • Density 800.57/sq mi (309.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27807
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-03020
GNIS feature ID 1018899

Bailey is a town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 569 at the 2010 census.

History

The Morgan School was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

Geography

Bailey is located at 35°46′49″N 78°06′56″W / 35.780279°N 78.115622°W / 35.780279; -78.115622.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 195
1920 518 165.6%
1930 631 21.8%
1940 645 2.2%
1950 743 15.2%
1960 795 7.0%
1970 724 −8.9%
1980 685 −5.4%
1990 553 −19.3%
2000 670 21.2%
2010 569 −15.1%
2019 (est.) 562 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 670 people, 274 households, and 184 families in the town. The population density was 955.8 people per square mile (369.6/km2). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 430.8 per square mile (166.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 67.91% White, 22.84% African American, 7.46% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.75%.

Of the 274 households 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 29.2% of households were one person and 13.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

The age distribution was 23.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median household income was $36,328 and the median family income was $43,750. Males had a median income of $33,929 versus $25,179 for females. The per capita income for the town was $21,910. About 6.7% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Jack Finch, conservationist of eastern bluebirds
  • Julius Peppers, former defensive end for the NFL's Carolina Panthers
  • Tarheel Slim, singer
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