Edgecombe County, NC

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2022 Population
49,067
1.09% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
22%
3.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,370
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$106,200
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
20,366
1.41% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Edgecombe County, NC had a population of 49.1k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $46,370. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Edgecombe County, NC declined from 49,609 to 49,067, a −1.09% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,974 to $46,370, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Edgecombe County, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (56%), White (Non-Hispanic) (35.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.47%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.04%).

None of the households in Edgecombe County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Edgecombe County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Edgecombe County, NC are Edgecombe Community College (402 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Edgecombe County, NC was $106,200, and the homeownership rate was 61.9%.

Most people in Edgecombe County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Edgecombe County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Edgecombe County, NC is home to a population of 49.1k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.03% of Edgecombe County, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.49k people).

In 2022, there were 1.58 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in Edgecombe County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.43k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Edgecombe County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Edgecombe County, NC was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Edgecombe County, NC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    27.5k ± 360
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.4k ± 92
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.43k ± 375
5.4%
Hispanic Population
2.65k people

In 2022, there were 1.58 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.5k people) in Edgecombe County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.43k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.4% of the people in Edgecombe County, NC are hispanic (2.65k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Edgecombe County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.49k people
2.81%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.4k people

As of 2022, 3.03% of Edgecombe County, NC residents (1.49k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Edgecombe County, NC was 2.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,099 ± 250
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    485 ± 208
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    319 ± 111

Edgecombe County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Edgecombe County, NC employs 20.4k people. The largest industries in Edgecombe County, NC are Manufacturing (3,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,239 people), and Retail Trade (2,640 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,162), Information ($74,615), and Finance & Insurance ($50,429).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

20.4k
2022 Value
± 1,168
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 7.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Edgecombe County, NC grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 20.1k employees to 20.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Edgecombe County, NC, are Production Occupations (2,421 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,368 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,030 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Edgecombe County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

20.4k
2022 Value
± 1,168
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 7.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Edgecombe County, NC grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 20.1k employees to 20.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Edgecombe County, NC, are Manufacturing (3,553 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,239 people), and Retail Trade (2,640 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Edgecombe County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Edgecombe County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,571
Median earning men ± $2,842
$33,550
Median earning women ± $2,078

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($71,823), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,203), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($78,083), Public Administration ($47,611), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,675).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 256
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 166
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 154
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Edgecombe County, NC went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.381%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Edgecombe County, NC awarded 402 degrees. The student population of Edgecombe County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 333 male students and 980 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Edgecombe County, NC are White (189 and 47%), followed by Black or African American (160 and 39.8%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 7.21%), and Unknown (11 and 2.74%).

The largest universities in Edgecombe County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Edgecombe Community College (402 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Edgecombe County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (49 and 12.2%), Health Information & Medical Records Technology (40 and 9.95%), and Registered Nursing (37 and 9.2%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,313 students enrolled in Edgecombe County, NC, 25.4% men and 74.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 658 records, of which 82.5% were women and 17.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 49 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Edgecombe County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 49 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Edgecombe County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
402 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Edgecombe Community College with 402 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 103 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Edgecombe County, NC, which is 0.344 times less than the 299 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 189 degrees mean that there were 1.18 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 160 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($208) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,250) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Edgecombe County, NC was $106,200 in 2022, which is 0.377 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $92,900 to $106,200, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Edgecombe County, NC is 61.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Edgecombe County, NC have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Edgecombe County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Edgecombe County, NC is $46,370. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Edgecombe County, NC was Census Tract 216 with a value of $62,225, followed by Census Tract 214 and Census Tract 213, with respective values of $61,400 and $59,931.

In 2022, 18.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Edgecombe County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.12%.

Property

$106,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,996
$11,978
Median Property Taxes
±$756

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Edgecombe County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Edgecombe County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

61.9%
Homeownership
2022
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.9% of the housing units in Edgecombe County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 216
  2. Census Tract 214
  3. Census Tract 213

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Edgecombe County, NC was Census Tract 216 with a value of $62,225, followed by Census Tract 214 and Census Tract 213, with respective values of $61,400 and $59,931.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Edgecombe County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,370
Median Household Income
± $2,542
19.4k
Number of Households
± 1,115

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.4k households in Edgecombe County, NC grew to $46,370 from the previous year's value of $41,974.

The following chart displays the households in Edgecombe County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Edgecombe County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.66%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.09%)

In 2022, 79.3% of workers in Edgecombe County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.66%) and those who worked at home (6.09%).

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Edgecombe County, NC have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Edgecombe County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Edgecombe County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Edgecombe County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Edgecombe County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.12%.

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Poverty & Diversity

22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Edgecombe County, NC (10.7k out of 48.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Edgecombe County, NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 45.4% of the children was living in poverty in Edgecombe County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 481 in Edgecombe County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 125 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.4% of the population of Edgecombe County, NC has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 25.6% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Edgecombe County, NC see 3028 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.81% increase from the previous year (2889 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1540 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.1% were men and 54.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,028 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Edgecombe County, NC

Primary care physicians in Edgecombe County, NC see an average of 3,028 patients per year. This represents a 4.81% increase from the previous year (2,889 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Edgecombe County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.1% were men and 54.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.6%
Uninsured
34.9%
Employer Coverage
25.6%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Edgecombe County, NC grew by 12.9% from 10.2% to 11.6%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 92 in Edgecombe County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 40.5% in Edgecombe County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.1% in Edgecombe County, NC.

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