Edgecombe County NC Information


Edgecombe County Subdivisions

Edgecombe County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 54,014
Population in Households 53,136
Population in Familes 44,001
Population in Group Qrtrs 878
Population Density1 107
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $36,716
Average Household Income $49,317
Per Capita Income $19,355


Total Housing Units 24,838 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,207 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,583 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,048 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $87,998
Average Home Value $121,756


Total Households 20,790
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 14,066
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.56% -0.66%
Households -0.51% -0.72%
Families -0.65% -0.8%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.49%


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, 2018 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 # 52 49th
Population Density # 54 47th
Diversity Index # 40 61st
Median Household Income # 85 16th
Per Capita Income # 94 7th

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