Edgecombe County NC Information


Edgecombe County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Edgecombe County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 51st
Population Density1 # 51 50th
Diversity Index2 # 36 65th
Median Household Income # 87 14th
Per Capita Income # 95 6th

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Edgecombe County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 56,534
Population in Households 55,072
Population in Familes 45,489
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,462
Population Density1 112
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 21,886
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 14,863
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,172 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,166 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,720 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,286 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $115,895
Average Home Value $133,596


Median Household Income $32,209
Average Household Income $43,585
Per Capita Income $16,951
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.01% -0.12%
Households 0.22% 0.02%
Families 0.03% -0.09%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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