Leggett, NC

Leggett, situated in Edgecombe County, is a small town made up of .7 square miles.

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Leggett is home to the historic Cedar Lane and Mount Prospect plantation houses.


The median resident age in Leggett is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $50,000 making it about $2,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Leggett is about $101,000 (2015) which is $59,000 less than the North Carolina Average.

The racial makeup of Leggett is 67% White, 28% Black, and 5% Two or more races. 88% of the population are high school graduates, with 12% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 52% are married, 0% are divorced, 23% are separated, 2% are widowed, leaving 23% that have never been married.

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Edgecombe County

Town belongs to Edgecombe County in the eastern part of North Carolina. The county, named after Richard Edgecombe, is part of the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1741, Edgecombe County was formed from a part of Bertie County. Edgecombe County has a population of 57,000 and the town Tarboro, with a population of 11,000, is the county seat.

Edgecombe County borders Martin, Halifax, Pitt, Nash, and Wilson counties.

Edgecombe County is made up of 507 square miles. 505 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.


The population of Leggett, NC is about 60. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1970's.


The elevation of Leggett, NC is 59 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Leggett, NC is 27886.

Area Code

The area code for Leggett, NC is 252.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Leggett and Edgecombe County have voted mostly Democrat, with 68% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 60% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 38% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Leggett is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and retail make nearly 90% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Rocky Mount Telegram is the primary newspaper that covers the Edgecombe County area.


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