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Mebane, North Carolina
City
Official seal of Mebane, North Carolina
Seal
Motto: "Positively Charming"
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Alamance, Orange
Area
 • Total 8.5 sq mi (21.9 km2)
 • Land 8.3 sq mi (21.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,393
 • Density 1,347.4/sq mi (520.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27302
Area code(s) 919/336
FIPS code 37-42240
GNIS feature ID 1021404
Website Official website

Mebane /ˈmɛbən/ is a city located mostly in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States, and partly in Orange County, North Carolina. The town was named for Alexander Mebane, an American Revolutionary War general and member of the U.S. Congress. It was incorporated as "Mebanesville" in 1881, and in 1883 the name was changed to "Mebane". It was incorporated as a city in 1987. The population as of the 2010 census was 11,393.

The Alamance County portion is part of the Burlington Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point Combined Statistical Area. The Orange County portion is part of the Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Combined Statistical Area.

History

The Charles F. and Howard Cates Farm, William Cook House, Cooper School, Cross Roads Presbyterian Church and Cemetery and Stainback Store, Durham Hosiery Mill No. 15, Griffis-Patton House, Thomas Guy House, Hawfields Presbyterian Church, Henderson Scott Farm Historic District, Mebane Commercial Historic District, Old South Mebane Historic District, Paisley-Rice Log House, White Furniture Company, and Woodlawn School are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In October 2014, the city council voted to adopt a new seal and slogan, replacing "A progressive community, the perfect place to call home" with "Positively Charming".

Geography

Mebane is located at 36°5′45″N 79°16′15″W / 36.09583°N 79.27083°W / 36.09583; -79.27083 (36.095957, -79.270861). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles (21.9 km2), of which 8.3 square miles (21.6 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.36%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 218
1910 693 217.9%
1920 1,351 94.9%
1930 1,568 16.1%
1940 2,060 31.4%
1950 2,068 0.4%
1960 2,364 14.3%
1970 2,573 8.8%
1980 2,782 8.1%
1990 4,754 70.9%
2000 7,284 53.2%
2010 11,393 56.4%
Est. 2015 13,698 20.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 11,393 people residing in the city. The population density was 1,363 people per square mile (480.7/km²). There were 5,045 housing units at an average density of 554.5 per square mile (214.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.5% White, 20.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6% of the population.

Airport

Mebane is home to Hurdle Field, airport code 4W7.

Climate

Climate data for Mebane, North Carolina
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 48
(8.9)
51
(10.6)
61
(16.1)
71
(21.7)
78
(25.6)
85
(29.4)
88
(31.1)
87
(30.6)
81
(27.2)
71
(21.7)
62
(16.7)
52
(11.1)
69.6
(20.88)
Daily mean °F (°C) 38
(3.3)
41
(5)
50
(10)
58
(14.4)
67
(19.4)
75
(23.9)
78
(25.6)
77
(25)
70
(21.1)
58
(14.4)
50
(10)
41
(5)
58.6
(14.77)
Average low °F (°C) 27
(-2.8)
28
(-2.2)
37
(2.8)
45
(7.2)
55
(12.8)
64
(17.8)
67
(19.4)
66
(18.9)
58
(14.4)
47
(8.3)
38
(3.3)
30
(-1.1)
46.8
(8.24)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.5
(89)
3.6
(91)
3.9
(99)
3.1
(79)
4.3
(109)
4.3
(109)
4.6
(117)
4.3
(109)
3.6
(91)
3.3
(84)
3.1
(79)
3.5
(89)
45.1
(1,146)

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