Bailey is a town in Nash County, North Carolina. It is a part of the Rocky Mount Metro Area, and has a total area of 0.7 square mile, all of which is land.
Construction, manufacturing, agriculture and related activities are the major contributors to the local economy. Public schooling comprises one elementary and one high school. The closest hospital is Wilson Medical Center, located about 12 miles away in Wilson. The Heritage Bank and the RBC Bank (USA) have branches here. The cost of living here is 9.7% lower than the country average.
The town gets 47 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 118. Snowfall is about 4 inches per year.