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Mount Olive is a town in Wayne County, in the Goldsboro metro area. (The community straddles Wayne and Duplin counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for biblical place

The latitude of Mount Olive is 35.196N. The longitude is -78.066W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 157 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,488.


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Median household income
Local
$23,984
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mount Olive demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 37. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • North Carolina Pickle Festival - April 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mount Olive web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Mount Olive College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Olive demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Goldsboro area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28365 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Mount Olive residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Olive ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Olive was $12,184, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Mount Olive residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mount Olive, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $244.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $870.


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Libraries in Mount Olive include Steele Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mount Olive include Mount Olive Tribune

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Wayne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Olive political report.

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The average commute time for Mount Olive workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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