Tarboro, situated in Edgecombe County, is a town made up of 11.2 square miles.
October 30, 2017
Tarboro was incorporated in 1760, making it one of the oldest incorporated towns in the state of North Carolina.
The town was hit by Hurricane Floyd in 1999, causing extensive flooding in the area.
The median resident age in Tarboro is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $34,000 making it about $14,000 less than the North Carolina average.
The estimated per capita is about $22,000. The average price for a home in Tarboro is about $105,000 (2015) which is $55,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Tarboro is 45% White, 45% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 8% other. 75% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.
39% are married, 11% are divorced, 4% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 35% that have never been married.
Tarboro 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 Tarboro, NC is about 11,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.
The elevation of Tarboro, NC is 43 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Tarboro, NC is 27886.
The area code for Tarboro, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Tarboro and Edgecombe County have voted mostly Republican, with 68% going to Mitt Romney 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 39% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.
The unemployment rate for Tarboro is about 9% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, construction, and retail 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.