Tarboro, North Carolina Population 2021

10,489
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Tarboro is a city located in Edgecombe County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 10,489, it is the 84th largest city in North Carolina and the 2996th largest city in the United States . Tarboro is currently declining at a rate of -1.07% annually and its population has decreased by -8.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,415 in 2010. Tarboro reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 12 miles, Tarboro has a population density of 907 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tarboro is $50,227 with a poverty rate of 27.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $651 per month, and the median house value is $112,100. The median age in Tarboro is 42.2 years, 36.6 years for males, and 45.7 years for females.

Tarboro Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tarborowas:

  • Black or African American: 54.74%
  • White: 41.25%
  • Other race: 2.44%
  • Two or more races: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Tarboro, North Carolina is 10,489 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,715.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,415.

Tarboro, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American5,97554.74%
White4,50241.25%
Some Other Race2662.44%
Two or More Races1221.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.29%
Asian180.16%
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Tarboro Population by Race

Tarboro Population Pyramid $2021

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Tarboro Median Age

42.2


Total

36.6


Male

45.7


Female

Tarboro Adults

There are 8,605 adults, (2,513 of whom are seniors) in Tarboro.

Tarboro Age Dependency

79.2

Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Tarboro Sex Ratio

Female

5,907

54.12%

Male

5,008

45.88%

Tarboro Population by Age

Tarboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tarboro Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23.2%76.8%
Male46.1%53.9%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
All50.8%49.2%
Married84.4%15.6%

50.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tarboro Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6352.2450.8
Non Family1,7871.1146.1
Married1,3682.9284.4
Female1,3393.0523.2
Male1412.1346.1

2.81

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Tarboro Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5667.36%
9th to 12th Grade90311.73%
High School Graduate2,26029.37%
Some College1,82023.65%
Associates Degree5957.73%
Bachelors Degree93812.19%
Graduate Degree6137.97%
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Tarboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tarboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black3,7102,931357
White3,5503,0761,150
Hispanic348138
Other Race11719
2+ Races554926
Native American3232
Asian181818

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%.

Tarboro Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,446$24,456$29,727
Less Than 9th Grade$14,040$21,120$8,843
High School Graduate$21,572$25,116$21,176
Some College$28,500$27,859$30,308
Bachelors Degree$43,075$$43,038
Graduate Degree$63,125$$68,415

$26,446

Average Earnings

$24,456

Average Male

$29,727

Average Female

Tarboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tarboro Language by Age

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Tarboro Language

92.39% of Tarboro residents speak only English, while 7.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.54% of the population.

Tarboro Language

Tarboro Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,7402,25939.36%
White3,7262436.52%
Hispanic70223934.05%
Multiple1097871.56%
Other2664818.05%
Native321340.63%

27.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.63%

Male Poverty Rate

28.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tarboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tarboro is Multiple, with 71.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tarboro is White, with 6.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.61%.

Tarboro Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.99%
High School24.20%
Some College17.45%
Bachelors or Greater6.06%

Tarboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed54.58%
Male Unemployed21.61%
Female Employed17.37%
Male Employed16.52%

Tarboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tarboro Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$29,738$50,227
Families$43,996$60,977
Married Families$81,176-
Non Families$23,222$30,755
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Income by Household Type

Tarboro Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.6%

Male Marriage Rate

29.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Tarboro Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Tarboro Marital Status

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524

Number of Veterans

459

Male Veterans

65

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam241
First Gulf War103
Second Gulf War67
World War II42
Korea19

Tarboro Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74193
75+149
35 to 5485
55 to 6463
18 to 3434

Tarboro Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3218.11%
Black1914.36%
Native American1237.50%

Tarboro Veterans by Race

Tarboro Veterans by Education

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5.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tarboro Veterans by Education

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56.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Tarboro Employment by Age

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Tarboro Employment by Race

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Tarboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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82.87%

Born in Tarboro

96.16%

Native Born

3.84%

Foreign Born

2.42%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.16% of Tarboro residents were born in the United States, with 82.87% having been born in North Carolina. 2.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Tarboro Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,489-113-1.07%
202010,602-113-1.05%
201910,715-113-1.04%
201810,828-135-1.23%
201710,963160.15%
201610,947-185-1.66%
201511,132-186-1.64%
201411,318-18-0.16%
201311,336-37-0.33%
201211,373-34-0.30%
201111,407-120-1.04%
201011,5273890.34%
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%

Tarboro Population by Year