509 Trade St Tarboro, NC 27886 (252) 823-7241

Community

Whether you prefer the beach or the mountains, the cultural life of major urban areas or the quiet tranquility of historic small towns of eastern North Carolina, Edgecombe County is in the heart of it all.
Edgecombe County's recreational opportunities are virtually limitless, whether your game is golf, baseball, shopping, hunting, canoeing, or simply enjoying rocking on the front porch.
A mix of public schools, private institutions and higher education opportunities offer Edgecombe County residents a full complement of choices.
Edgecombe County is a place where tradition and diversity fuel economic growth; a place where excitement for the future parallels pride in the past.  Be it new construction or late 19th and early 20th century Victorian, Second Empire, Neo-classical revival homes, Edgecombe County offers families a chance to mark their own place in time.              

The Visitors Center is housed at the Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce at 509 Trade Street in Tarboro.  The Center is your source for free travel and tourism information not only for Edgecombe County and North Carolina, but for just about every state. 

 

    Address   Phone Number       Population
Edgecombe County    201 St. Andrews St.    641-7845      52,647 
Town of Tarboro   500 Main St.   641-4200     11,138
Town of Conetoe   PO Box 268   823-1043     329
Town of Macclesfield   203 W. Green St.   827-4823     409
Town of Pinetops   101 E. Hamlet St.   827-4435     1,268 
Town of Princeville   201 S. Main St.   823-1057     2,020
Town of Speed   PO Box 242   823-6194     66
Town of Whitakers   PO Box 6   437-4011     770


General Information 
Population: 2007 Estimate: 52,647 
Population Density: 110 per sq mile
Average rental price: Median Rent: $500
Cost of Living: 88.6%
Median household income (in 2014 dollars), 2010-2014 $33,892
Veterans, 2010-2014 3,915
Housing units, July 1, 2015 24,627
Housing units, April 1, 2010 24,838
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2010-2014 62.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-2014 $81,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2010-2014 - $1,009
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2010-2014 $421
Median gross rent, 2010-2014  - $649
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2010-2014 77.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2010-2014 10.7%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2010-2014 21.6