Pinetops, situated in Edgecombe County, is a small town made up of a single square mile.
August 29, 2017
Pinetops was founded in 1901, and was incorporated in 1903.
The median resident age in Pinetops is 45 years. The median estimated household income is about $23,000 making it about $25,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $17,000. The average price for a home in Pinetops is about $83,000 (2015) which is $17,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $500 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Pinetops is 65% Black, 34% White, and 1% other. 77% of the population are high school graduates, with 9% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 32% are married, 12% are divorced, 4% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 43% that have never been married.
Pinetops 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 Pinetops, NC is about 1,300. The population has been steadily increasing since the early 20th century.
The elevation of Pinetops, NC is 102 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Pinetops, NC is 27864.
The area code for Pinetops, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Pinetops 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 making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Pinetops is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Retail, manufacturing, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Rocky Mount Telegram is the primary newspaper that covers the Edgecombe County area.