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Tarboro, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Tarboro had a population of 10,649 as of July 1, 2017. Tarboro ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tarboro is located at latitude 35.9035 and longitude -77.5589 in Edgecombe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Tarboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Edgecombe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Town of Tarboro (GNIS ID: 2406714) 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 Tarboro is located within Township 1-Tarboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Edgecombe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tarboro population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tarboro: Tawboro.

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Tarboro, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,649
Daytime Population: Workers 8,732
Daytime Population: Residents 6,348
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,080
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 10,042
Population in Familes 8,083
Population in Group Qrtrs 607
Population Density2 954
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $37,289
Average Household Income $54,413
Per Capita Income $23,169


Total Housing Units 4,910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,170 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,101 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 639 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $107,653
Average Home Value $136,452


Total Households 4,271
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,728
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.95% -1.07%
Households -0.91% -1.16%
Families -1.11% -1.29%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Tarboro, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tarboro to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 84 89th
Population Density # 240 68th
Diversity Index # 170 77th
Median Household Income # 486 34th
Per Capita Income # 335 55th

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