Edgecombe County

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Edgecombe County, North Carolina

PO Box 10
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: (252) 641-7833
Fax: (252) 641-0456
www.edgecombecountync.gov

In east-central NC, northeast of Goldsboro; organized Apr 4, 1741 (prior to statehood) from Bertie County, although deeds began in 1732. Name Origin: For Richard Edgecumbe (1680-1758), later 1st Baron Edgecumbe, English statesman. Present spelling is now accepted

Area (sq mi):: 506.58 (land 505.03; water 1.55) Population per square mile: 107.20
Population 2005: 54,129 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 -1.70% Population 2000: 55,606 (White 39.30%; Black or African American 57.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $14,435; median household $30,983; Population below poverty level: 19.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,804-$22,328
Unemployment (2004): 8.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 21.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Rocky Mount (56,351)
  • Tarboro County seat (10,583)

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