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Speed, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Speed had a population of 84 as of July 1, 2016. Speed ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Speed is located at latitude 35.9685 and longitude -77.4443 in Edgecombe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Speed (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Edgecombe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Town of Speed (GNIS ID: 2407379) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Speed is located within Township 3-Upper Conetoe, a minor civil division (MCD) of Edgecombe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Speed population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 84
Population in Households 84
Population in Familes 70
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 297
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 37
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 26
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 40 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $77,381
Average Home Value $89,655


Median Household Income $37,813
Average Household Income $51,710
Per Capita Income $19,253
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.47%
Households 0.89% 0.0%
Families 7.03% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
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.

Speed, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Speed to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 727 2nd
Population Density1 # 569 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 214 71st
Median Household Income # 436 41st
Per Capita Income # 514 31st

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