Edgecombe County NC Information


Edgecombe County Subdivisions

Edgecombe County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 57,098
Population in Households 55,869
Population in Familes 46,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,229
Population Density1 113
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 21,742
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 14,747
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,928 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,814 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,480 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $81,846
Average Home Value $109,408


Median Household Income $33,915
Average Household Income $45,385
Per Capita Income $17,776
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% -0.01%
Households 0.05% -0.12%
Families -0.1% -0.2%
Median Household Income   -1.12%
Per Capita Income   0.85%
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.


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, 2016 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 # 51 50th
Population Density1 # 51 50th
Diversity Index2 # 37 64th
Median Household Income # 87 14th
Per Capita Income # 97 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.