Mebane, North Carolina Population 2020

17,499
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Mebane is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 17,499, it is the 56th largest city in North Carolina and the 2062nd largest city in the United States. Mebane is currently growing at a rate of 5.77% annually and its population has increased by 53.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,393 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Mebane has a population density of 1,796 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mebane is $70,295 with a poverty rate of 13.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $903 per month, and the median house value is $185,700. The median age in Mebane is 34.2 years, 32.1 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.3 males.

Mebane Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mebane was:

  • White: 66.90%
  • Black or African American: 24.69%
  • Two or more races: 4.15%
  • Asian: 2.21%
  • Other race: 1.89%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mebane, North Carolina is 17,499, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,589.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,393.

Mebane, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,16766.90%
Black or African American3,75224.69%
Two or More Races6314.15%
Asian3362.21%
Some Other Race2871.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.16%
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Mebane Population Pyramid 2020

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Mebane Median Age

34.2


Total

32.1


Male

35.9


Female

Mebane Adults

There are 10,714 adults, (1,733 of whom are seniors) in Mebane.

Mebane Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Mebane Sex Ratio

Female

8,337

54.86%

Male

6,861

45.14%

Mebane Households and Families

Mebane Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mebane Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.7%19.3%
All60.8%39.2%
Non Family47.8%52.2%
Female34.2%65.8%
Male30.7%69.3%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8582.5960.8
Married2,8103.2580.7
Non Family1,8841.1247.8
Female9593.2334.2
Male2053.9730.7

3.21

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mebane Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2913.00%
9th to 12th Grade4314.44%
High School Graduate2,14822.14%
Some College2,28123.51%
Associates Degree1,04710.79%
Bachelors Degree2,41424.88%
Graduate Degree1,09211.25%
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Mebane Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,4956,1982,419
Black2,2052,028636
Hispanic608406230
Asian238205144
Multiple Races182169110
Other Race170648
Native American252516

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 64.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,229$48,195$35,276
Less Than High School$26,491$$25,610
High School Grad$33,594$42,527$
Some College$34,592$43,750$31,267
Bachelors Degree$49,561$52,568$48,623
Graduate Degree$51,375$64,625$47,221

$40,229

Average Earnings

$48,195

Average Male

$35,276

Average Female

Mebane Language

Mebane Language by Age

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Mebane Language

89.79% of Mebane residents speak only English, while 10.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.92% of the population.

Mebane Poverty

Mebane Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White9,3528408.98%
Black3,69678021.10%
Hispanic1,24424920.02%
Asian3366920.54%
Multiple609396.40%

13.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.83%

Male Poverty Rate

12.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mebane

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mebane is Black, with 21.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mebane is Multiple, with 6.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.34%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.25%
High School16.99%
Some College7.24%
Bachelors or Greater2.14%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed69.80%
Male Unemployed25.34%
Female Employed6.64%
Male Employed2.67%

Mebane Income

Mebane Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$54,157$70,295
Families$71,733$83,250
Married Families$91,982-
Non Families$29,115$40,318
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Mebane Marital Status

Mebane Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Mebane Married by Age and Sex

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Mebane Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mebane Marital Status by Race

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Mebane Veterans

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791

Number of Veterans

733

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam285
First Gulf War186
Second Gulf War158
Korea45
World War II14
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54286
65 to 74233
55 to 64120
18 to 3486
75+66
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5917.85%
Black1475.86%
Hispanic517.38%
2 or More2312.04%
Indian1664.00%
Asian145.88%

Mebane Veterans by Education

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3.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mebane Employment Status

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.11%

Born in North Carolina

93.94%

Native Born

6.06%

Foreign Born

3.47%

Non Citizen

2.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.94% of Mebane residents were born in the United States, with 59.11% having been born in North Carolina. 3.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,4999555.77%
201916,5449556.13%
201815,5896084.06%
201714,9819556.81%
201614,0264403.24%
201513,5863772.85%
201413,2093042.36%
201312,9052842.25%
201212,6213773.08%
201112,2447856.85%
201011,4594,1754.64%
20007,2842,5304.36%
19904,7541,9725.50%
19802,7820.00%