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Overview
Population:427
Pop. Change:-7%
State: North Carolina
Metro Area: Rocky Mount Metro Area
County: Edgecombe County
City:Macclesfield
Zip Code:27852
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Macclesfield's Real Estate Market
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 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
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 • Homes under $250,000
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Rocky Mount Metro Area

Profile: Small city

Location: Northeastern North Carolina along I-95 corridor, 55 miles east of Raleigh-Durham

Elevation: 150

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

PROCON
Small-town atmosphereDeclining industries
Historic interest Low educational attainment
Close to Raleigh-DurhamHot, humid summers

Rocky Mount is a typical small old-South city. Like many Carolina towns along transportation arteries, it started as an agricultural and tobacco center and over time developed a strong manufacturing and economic base.

Such diverse companies as Abbott Laboratories, Honeywell, Sara Lee, Barcalounger (furniture) and QVC Network have facilities here, but employment has slowed dramatically in recent years and the current economic base is weak. Today the area is plagued with relatively high crime for the region and little to do. The town has a well-kept historic downtown. Most cultural and recreational amenities exist in the Raleigh area to the west and the Outer Banks to the east.

Rocky Mount is located on the eastern Carolina coastal plain. The surrounding terrain is mainly level with agriculture and deciduous woodland. The climate is mainly humid subtropical with some moderated continental influence. Summers are warm and humid with frequent thundershowers. Winters are cool with occasional below-freezing temperatures, snow, and freezing rain.

Interesting Facts about Macclesfield, North Carolina

As of 2014, Macclesfield's population is 427 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.17 percent.

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The median home cost in Macclesfield is $79,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.20 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Macclesfield's cost of living is 16.00% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Macclesfield public schools spend $8,513 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.7 students per teacher in Macclesfield.

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The unemployment rate in Macclesfield is 10.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Macclesfield jobs have Increased by 0.62 percent.


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Ranked #301 2005 Best Places to Live
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Map Of Macclesfield

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Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Macclesfield's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes