Tarboro, North Carolina Population 2020

10,896

Tarboro is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 10,896, it is the 84th largest city in North Carolina and the 2914th largest city in the United States. Tarboro is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually but its population has decreased by -4.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,415 in 2010. Tarboro reached it's highest population of 11,503 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Tarboro has a population density of 943 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tarboro is $51,609 with a poverty rate of 19.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $689 per month, and the median house value is $113,800. The median age in Tarboro is 43.4 years, 37.5 years for males, and 47.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 85.0 males.

Tarboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tarboro was:

  • Black or African American: 48.82%
  • White: 44.85%
  • Other race: 4.06%
  • Two or more races: 1.44%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Asian: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Tarboro, North Carolina is 10,896, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,844.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,415.

Tarboro, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American5,39248.82%
White4,95444.85%
Some Other Race4484.06%
Two or More Races1591.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native790.72%
Asian130.12%

Tarboro Population Pyramid 2020

Tarboro Median Age

43.4


Total

37.5


Male

47.8


Female

Tarboro Adults

There are 8,914 adults, (2,644 of whom are seniors) in Tarboro.

Tarboro Age Dependency

76.2

Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Tarboro Sex Ratio

Female

5,971

54.06%

Male

5,074

45.94%

Tarboro Households and Families

Tarboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Tarboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All51.2%48.8%
Non Family46.3%53.7%
Female24.1%75.9%
Male13.9%86.1%

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7932.1951.2
Non Family1,7711.0846.3
Married1,6732.8779.4
Female1,1832.924.1
Male1662.0813.9

2.77

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

2.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Tarboro Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6568.21%
9th to 12th Grade94211.79%
High School Graduate2,34929.40%
Some College1,77322.19%
Associates Degree7899.87%
Bachelors Degree81310.18%
Graduate Degree6688.36%

Tarboro Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,0793,5291,093
Black3,4622,664366
Hispanic33598
Other Race16911
Native American7979
Multiple Races31189
Asian131313

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,896$28,140$30,278
Less Than High School$20,147$22,161$12,869
High School Grad$23,362$24,677$21,978
Some College$26,922$28,726$25,285
Bachelors Degree$40,284$33,341$42,019
Graduate Degree$64,521$$69,292

$28,896

Average Earnings

$28,140

Average Male

$30,278

Average Female

Tarboro Language

Tarboro Language by Age

Tarboro Language

92.00% of Tarboro residents speak only English, while 8.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.57% of the population.

Tarboro Poverty

Tarboro Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,1601,54229.88%
White4,3612806.42%
Hispanic75213017.29%
Multiple1476644.90%
Other448255.58%
Native79911.39%

19.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.37%

Male Poverty Rate

20.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tarboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tarboro is Multiple, with 44.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tarboro is Other, with 5.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.63%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.59%
High School18.23%
Some College11.83%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.87%
Male Unemployed13.00%
Male Employed12.24%
Female Employed11.58%

Tarboro Income

Tarboro Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,532$51,609
Families$46,949$64,209
Married Families$74,205-
Non Families$23,672$28,580

Tarboro Marital Status

Tarboro Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Tarboro Married by Age and Sex

Tarboro 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 35-44.

Tarboro Marital Status by Race

Tarboro Veterans

603

Number of Veterans

546

Male Veterans

57

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam242
First Gulf War94
Second Gulf War88
World War II41
Korea41
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74199
75+140
55 to 64124
18 to 3480
35 to 5460
Name Veterans % of Total
White4179.41%
Black1734.17%
Indian1316.46%

$Tarboro Veterans by Education

6.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tarboro Employment Status

55%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Tarboro Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.09%

Born in North Carolina

96.60%

Native Born

3.40%

Foreign Born

2.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.60% of Tarboro residents were born in the United States, with 82.09% having been born in North Carolina. 2.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,896260.24%
201910,870260.24%
201810,844-124-1.13%
201710,968260.24%
201610,942-183-1.64%
201511,125-183-1.62%
201411,308-16-0.14%
201311,324-34-0.30%
201211,358-27-0.24%
201111,385-118-1.03%
201011,5033650.32%
200011,1381010.09%
199011,0372,4032.49%
19808,634-791-0.87%
19709,4251,0141.14%
19608,4112910.35%
19508,1209721.28%
19407,1487691.14%
19306,3791,8113.40%
19204,5684391.02%
19104,1290.00%