Nebo, North Carolina
|• Total||5.30 sq mi (13.72 km2)|
|• Land||5.30 sq mi (13.72 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,322 ft (403 m)|
|• Density||337.99/sq mi (130.50/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2812797|
Nebo is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Nebo Township of eastern McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. It was first listed as a CDP in the 2020 census with a population of 1,790.
Nebo is named after a Methodist campground that existed before the Civil War. The Western North Carolina Railroad named its depot Nebo after the campground. The community was incorporated in 1909, with the repeal of the charter coming in 1943.
Nebo Elementary School is located in the community. It serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade. The school was part of the last junior high system in the state of North Carolina which was replaced by the standard middle school model in the 2015–2016 school year. Before being incorporated as an elementary school, Nebo was a high school. Part of the high school burnt down years ago, but the lunchroom remained.
The heart of Nebo is considered to be at the Nebo post office (28761). However, in recent times, Nebo has extended into Burke County due to new construction on Lake James. Some residents consider themselves to live in Nebo but reside just inside Burke County. This, however, is highly debatable, as the majority of residents of Nebo consider the boundary of Nebo to only cover the land area protected by the Nebo Volunteer Fire Department.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2020||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||1,616||90.28%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||37||2.07%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||9||0.50%|
|Asian alone (NH)||20||1.12%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||0||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||1||0.06%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||57||3.18%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||50||2.79%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
- "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nebo, North Carolina
- "Nebo CDP, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 7, 2022.
- Powell, William S. The North Carolina Gazetteer: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places, Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1968.
- "Decennial Census by Decade". US Census Bureau.
- "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Nebo CDP, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau.