Edgecombe County is located in northeastern North Carolina. The County Seat is Tarboro and the largest city is Rocky Mount. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.edgecombecountync.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 54,933 and the 2010 census population was 56,551. The land area is 505.34 square miles and there are 111.9 persons per square mile.
40.3% of the population is White, 57.7% is Black or African American, 4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 79.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,600, there are 21,021 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,971, the median household income is $33,960, and 25.2% of the persons in Edgecombe County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,226. Retail sales (in $1000) were $324,723, and sales per capita were $6,204. The percentage of black-owned firms is 31.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 36.5%.
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