Edgecombe County, North Carolina Population 2019

Edgecombe County, North Carolina's estimated population is 52,757 with a growth rate of -0.98% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Edgecombe County, North Carolina is the 53rd largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201852,005-752-1.43%
201752,757-520-0.98%
201653,277-467-0.87%
201553,744-1,131-2.06%
201454,875-560-1.01%
201355,435-247-0.44%
201255,682-370-0.66%
201156,052-574-1.01%
201056,626680.12%
199056,5585701.02%
198055,9883,6476.97%
197052,341-1,885-3.48%
196054,2262,5925.02%
195051,6342,4725.03%
194049,1621,2682.65%
193047,8949,89926.05%
192037,9955,98518.70%
191032,0105,41920.38%
190026,5912,47810.28%
189024,113-2,068-7.90%
188026,1813,21113.98%
187022,9705,59432.19%
186017,3761871.09%
185017,1891,4819.43%
184015,7087735.18%
183014,9351,65912.50%
182013,2768536.87%
181012,4232,00219.21%
180010,4211661.62%
179010,2550.00%

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American30,911
White20,752
Some Other Race1,220
Two or More Races1,019
American Indian and Alaska Native68
Asian34
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander28

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Median Age

40.3


Total

38


Male

43.3


Female

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Adults

There are 41,538 adults, (9,542 of whom are seniors) in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

28,944

53.57%

Male

25,088

46.43%

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Households and Families

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.1%22.9%
All59.1%40.9%
Non Family54.6%45.4%
Male50.4%49.6%
Female39.2%60.8%

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,4312.4859.1
Married8,0753.0677.1
Non Family6,9801.1854.6
Female5,1673.2439.2
Male1,2092.8650.4

3

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6337.17%
9th to 12th Grade5,24614.29%
High School Graduate13,59937.04%
Some College7,56720.61%
Associates Degree3,4089.28%
Bachelors Degree2,6927.33%
Graduate Degree1,5724.28%

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black20,59715,8481,904
White14,85712,3342,268
Hispanic90839445
Other Race432106
Multiple Races24014736
Native American6767
Asian242411

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 45.83%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,313$30,386$25,691
Less Than High School$18,236$22,212$12,900
High School Grad$25,383$29,660$22,312
Some College$28,493$32,356$26,398
Bachelors Degree$36,613$41,058$35,833
Graduate Degree$55,725$64,850$52,255

$27,313

Average Earnings

$30,386

Average Male

$25,691

Average Female

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Language

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Language by Age

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Language

95.91% of Edgecombe County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.72% of the population.

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Poverty

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black30,4799,65331.67%
White19,2482,43812.67%
Hispanic2,33069429.79%
Multiple98824424.70%
Other1,22019415.90%
Native6768.96%

24.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.02%

Male Poverty Rate

26.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Edgecombe County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Edgecombe County, North Carolina is Black, with 31.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Edgecombe County, North Carolina is Native, with 8.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.35%
High School20.41%
Some College15.65%
Bachelors or Greater4.84%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.27%
Male Unemployed33.19%
Female Employed15.76%
Male Employed8.82%

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Income

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,929$46,861
Families$42,405$54,049
Married Families$62,666$72,981
Non Families$19,710$28,656

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Veterans

3,190

Number of Veterans

2,964

Male Veterans

226

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,288
First Gulf War610
Second Gulf War485
Korea148
World War II80

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,6476.99%
White1,4988.92%
2 or More277.18%
Indian1826.87%

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

11.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Employment Status

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Edgecombe County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Rocky Mount 5772455466-2258-3.91%
Tarboro1141310994-419-3.67%
Sharpsburg 20241995-29-1.43%
Princeville20821964-118-5.67%
Pinetops13741303-71-5.17%
Whitakers 744722-22-2.96%
Macclesfield471445-26-5.52%
Conetoe294277-17-5.78%
Speed8077-3-3.75%
Leggett6057-3-5.00%
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