Mebane, NC
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Mebane is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 13,698 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Mebane is the 78th largest community in North Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Mebane, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Mebane, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Mebane’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Mebane does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $54,430.00.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mebane is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mebane is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mebane who work in sales jobs (13.11%), office and administrative support (11.28%), and management occupations (10.03%).

Also of interest is that Mebane has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In terms of college education, Mebane is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.17% of adults in Mebane have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mebane in 2010 was $29,134, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,536 for a family of four. However, Mebane contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mebane is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mebane home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mebane residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mebane include English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Mebane is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.