According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (9.32%) is water.
There were 106 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 18.7% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 83.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $27,188, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $27,250 versus $14,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,253. About 14.7% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 14.9% of those sixty five or over.
Douglas Arthur Smith (born June 13, 1960 in Mesic, North Carolina) is a former National Football League defensive tackle who played eight seasons for the Houston Oilers. He also played for the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL.