Edgecombe County, North Carolina Population 2020

Edgecombe County, North Carolina's estimated population is 50,501 with a growth rate of -1.47% 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
202050,501-752-1.47%
201951,253-752-1.45%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American30,54957.28%
White20,52738.49%
Some Other Race1,0441.96%
Two or More Races1,0041.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native960.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander570.11%
Asian550.10%

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Median Age

41


Total

38.5


Male

43.9


Female

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Adults

There are 41,130 adults, (9,789 of whom are seniors) in Edgecombe County, North Carolina.

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

28,476

53.39%

Male

24,856

46.61%

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
Married78.1%21.9%
All59.4%40.6%
Non Family55%45%
Male42.1%57.9%
Female39.6%60.4%

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,3712.4659.4
Married8,1303.0478.1
Non Family6,9171.1555
Female5,0773.2339.6
Male1,2472.7542.1

2.97

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,6357.20%
9th to 12th Grade4,80313.13%
High School Graduate13,62837.26%
Some College7,38320.18%
Associates Degree3,5029.57%
Bachelors Degree2,9788.14%
Graduate Degree1,6514.51%

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black20,60216,2962,129
White14,68212,1982,372
Hispanic1,00039135
Other Race456104
Multiple Races22516164
Native American9595
Asian444434

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 77.27%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,638$30,775$27,004
Less Than High School$20,302$22,369$14,219
High School Grad$26,303$30,710$22,978
Some College$29,120$32,990$27,084
Bachelors Degree$37,388$34,355$38,906
Graduate Degree$53,366$54,821$52,910

$28,638

Average Earnings

$30,775

Average Male

$27,004

Average Female

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Language

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Language by Age

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Language

95.63% of Edgecombe County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.00% of the population.

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Poverty

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black30,2049,27830.72%
White18,9722,49313.14%
Hispanic2,35046719.87%
Multiple98320120.45%
Other1,04419018.20%
Native9599.47%

23.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.48%

Male Poverty Rate

25.55%

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 30.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Edgecombe County, North Carolina is Native, with 9.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.31%
High School21.80%
Some College14.81%
Bachelors or Greater4.91%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.79%
Male Unemployed21.25%
Female Employed13.88%
Male Employed8.60%

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Income

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,516$49,240
Families$44,618$57,342
Married Families$64,365$76,313
Non Families$18,812$28,261

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

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

3,014

Number of Veterans

2,851

Male Veterans

163

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,251
First Gulf War558
Second Gulf War457
Korea122
World War II69
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64882
65 to 74837
35 to 54609
75+438
18 to 34248
Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,5676.70%
White1,3998.44%
2 or More359.36%
Hispanic131.01%
Indian1313.68%

$Edgecombe County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

9.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Edgecombe County, North Carolina Employment Status

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Edgecombe County, North Carolina 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

83.81%

Born in North Carolina

97.82%

Native Born

2.18%

Foreign Born

1.62%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.82% of Edgecombe County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 83.81% having been born in North Carolina. 1.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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