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Middlesex, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Nash
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
262 ft (80 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 822
 • Density 858.6/sq mi (331.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27557
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-42700
GNIS feature ID 1021436

Middlesex is a town in Nash County, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Middlesex is about 25 miles east of Raleigh, North Carolina. The population was 822 at the 2010 census.

History

Taylor's Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Geography

Middlesex is located at 35°47′23″N 78°12′12″W / 35.78972°N 78.20333°W / 35.78972; -78.20333 (35.789769, -78.203428).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 467
1920 697 49.3%
1930 559 −19.8%
1940 545 −2.5%
1950 446 −18.2%
1960 588 31.8%
1970 729 24.0%
1980 837 14.8%
1990 730 −12.8%
2000 838 14.8%
2010 822 −1.9%
Est. 2015 814 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 838 people, 381 households, and 235 families residing in the town. The population density was 858.6 people per square mile (330.2/km²). There were 426 housing units at an average density of 436.5 per square mile (167.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 63.25% White, 32.70% African American, 0.24% Native American, 3.58% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.52% of the population.

There were 381 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 16.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,458, and the median income for a family was $26,488. Males had a median income of $23,182 versus $19,886 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,717. About 21.4% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.3% of those under age 18 and 23.5% of those age 65 or over.

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