Mayodan, North Carolina

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Mayodan is a town in Rockingham County, North Carolina, in the United States. It is a manufacturing site for Bridgestone Aircraft Tire and General Tobacco. Washington Mills Company, later Tultex, operated a textile mill in Mayodan until 1999.[3]

The town is named for two rivers that converge nearby, the Mayo and the Dan, and is the only town in the world with this name.



Mayodan is located at 36°24′51″N 79°58′15″W / 36.41417°N 79.97083°W / 36.41417; -79.97083 (36.414089, -79.970849)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²); 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of the area is land and 0.66% is water.

Mayodan is located near the confluence of the Mayo and Dan Rivers.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,417 people, 1,173 households, and 651 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,608.8 people per square mile (622.1/km²). There were 1,268 housing units at an average density of 844.0/sq mi (326.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.85% White, 10.38% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 2.57% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.01% of the population.

There were 1,173 households out of which 21.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them; 38.6% are married couples living together; 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present; and 44.5% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size is 2.78 people.

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