Tarboro, NC 27886 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27886: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Tarboro, NC 27886

Acceptable Alternative
Leggett, NC 27886
Princeville, NC 27886

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Edgecombe County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.899, Longitude -77.558
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 816
  • PO Box Addresses: 440
  • Residential Addresses: 8,305
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 663
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,642

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 27886 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 27886 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Tarboro, NC 27886 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,572
Population in Households 20,086
Population in Familes 16,680
Population in Group Qrtrs 486
Population Density2 100
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $38,702
Average Household Income $54,383
Per Capita Income $21,704


Total Housing Units 9,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,777 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,206 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,197 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $92,223
Average Home Value $126,492


Total Households 7,983
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 5,408
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.73% -0.73%
Households -0.63% -0.78%
Families -0.78% -0.87%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Tarboro, NC 27886 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27886 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 194 75th
Population Density # 457 41st
Diversity Index # 157 80th
Median Household Income # 571 26th
Per Capita Income # 535 31st

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