Tarboro, North Carolina Population 2024

10,918

Tarboro is a city located in Edgecombe County and Pitt County North Carolina. Tarboro has a 2024 population of 10,918. Tarboro is currently growing at a rate of 0.54% annually and its population has increased by 2.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,681 in 2020.

The average household income in Tarboro is $66,667 with a poverty rate of 23.97%. The median age in Tarboro is 48.2 years: 47.3 years for males, and 50 years for females.

Tarboro Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 49.7%
  • White: 46.24%
  • Two or more races: 2.32%
  • Other race: 1.65%
  • Asian: 0.09%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
11.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
968.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.22% (237)
The current population of Tarboro, North Carolina is 10,918 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,681.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American5,31649.7%
White4,94646.24%
Two or more races2482.32%
Other race1761.65%
Asian100.09%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Tarboro Population by Race

Tarboro Population Pyramid 2024

Tarboro Median Age

48.2

Total

47.3

Male

50

Female

Tarboro Adults

There are 8,347 adults, (2,861 of whom are seniors) in Tarboro.

Tarboro Age Dependency

95

Age Dependency Ratio

52.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Tarboro Sex Ratio

Female6,08856.92%
Male4,60843.08%

Tarboro Population by Age

Tarboro Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,7762.1258.141.9
Non Family1,8651.1149.250.8
Married1,6272.8993.86.2
Female1,0302.5721.578.5
Male2542.7244.555.5

2.72

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Tarboro Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade6418.28%
Associates Degree5246.77%
Bachelors Degree1,33217.2%
Graduate Degree6808.78%
High School Graduate2,59133.45%
Less Than 9th Grade2463.18%
Some College1,73122.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Tarboro Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tarboro Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,7933,5451,462
Black3,5343,056504
Hispanic2961480
Other Race1144210
2+ Races11310127
Asian1099

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 90%.

Tarboro Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$47,957$0$47,824
Graduate Degree$61,211$0$82,944
High School Graduate$35,839$33,021$36,554
Less Than 9th Grade$15,795$40,852$11,736
Overall$42,346$42,126$42,561
Some College$50,054$57,500$44,279

$42,346

Average Earnings

$42,126

Average Male

$42,561

Average Female

Tarboro Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tarboro Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Tarboro Language

92.15% of Tarboro residents speak only English, while 7.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.38% of the population.

Tarboro Language

Tarboro Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,0832,03640.06%
White4,1171633.96%
Hispanic65013020%
Multiple2488935.89%
Other1763117.61%

23.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.74%

Male Poverty Rate

25.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tarboro

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tarboro is Black, with 40.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tarboro is White, with 3.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.62%.

Tarboro Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.71%
High School25.65%
Some College13.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.98%

Tarboro Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.51%
Female Unemployed25.86%
Male Employed9.33%
Female Employed9.11%

Tarboro Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tarboro Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$68,194$83,318
Households$43,523$66,667
Married Families$114,036$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,644$37,470

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Tarboro Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Tarboro Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Tarboro Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Tarboro Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Tarboro Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

712

Number of Veterans

694

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam311
Second Gulf War81
First Gulf War79
World War II17
Korea14

Tarboro Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64239
75+214
65 to 74172
35 to 5484
18 to 343

Tarboro Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3879.12%
Black3088.03%
2+ Races1713.08%

Tarboro Veterans by Race

Tarboro Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.2%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tarboro Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Tarboro Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Tarboro Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Tarboro Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

78.52%

Born in Tarboro

96.43%

Native Born

3.57%

Foreign Born

2.26%

Non Citizen

1.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.43% of Tarboro residents were born in the United States, with 78.52% having been born in North Carolina. 2.26% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,215600.54%
202811,155590.53%
202711,096590.53%
202611,037600.55%
202510,977590.54%
202410,918590.54%
202310,8591461.36%
202210,7131771.68%
202110,536-145-1.36%
202010,681-29-0.27%
201910,710-127-1.17%
201810,837-137-1.25%
201710,974220.2%
201610,952-182-1.63%
201511,134-188-1.66%
201411,322-20-0.18%
201311,342-36-0.32%
201211,378-32-0.28%
201111,410-118-1.02%
201011,52800%
200011,1381010.92%
199011,0372,40327.83%
19808,634-791-8.39%
19709,4251,01412.06%
19608,4112913.58%
19508,12097213.6%
19407,14876912.06%
19306,3791,81139.65%
19204,56843910.63%
19104,129-7,086-63.18%
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Tarboro Population by Year