Speed, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Speed, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Speed had a population of 82 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 82
Daytime Population: Workers 2
Daytime Population: Residents 45
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 82
Population in Familes 68
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 290
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $40,000
Average Household Income $51,933
Per Capita Income $19,808


Total Housing Units 39 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $79,762
Average Home Value $93,103


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 25
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 0.34% -0.25%
Households 0.39% 0.0%
Families 5.46% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 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 # 729 2nd
Population Density # 569 23rd
Diversity Index # 216 71st
Median Household Income # 414 44th
Per Capita Income # 525 29th

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