Speed, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 79 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.9%
 
Males: 24  (31.3%)
Females: 55  (68.8%)
Median resident age:  67.7 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 27881

Estimated median household income in 2016: $25,879 (it was $25,938 in 2000)
Speed:

$25,879
NC:

$50,584

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,073 (it was $17,079 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $67,381 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
Speed:

$67,381
NC:

$165,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $82,857; Detached houses: $66,978; Mobile homes: $101,500

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,001.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Speed: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (42.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 279 people per square mile   (very low).

Speed, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Speed:

  • High school or higher: 60.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 22.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 54.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Speed town:

  • Never married: 5.8%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 10.2%
  • Widowed: 31.6%
  • Divorced: 5.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Speed, North Carolina as of August 14, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Speed to the number of sex offenders is 48 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,221 (2.4%)

Speed satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (20.3 miles , pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (68.1 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (305.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Hobgood, NC (2.2 miles ), Princeville, NC (2.7 miles ), Tarboro, NC (2.7 miles ), Leggett, NC (2.8 miles) , Oak City, NC (2.8 miles ), Hassell, NC (3.2 miles) , Conetoe, NC (3.3 miles ), Scotland Neck, NC (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 35.97 N, Longitude: 77.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 252

Speed household income distribution Speed home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.3%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-17.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (67%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (45%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health technologists and technicians (33%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (33%)
  • Production occupations (33%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (45%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Speed, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Speed, North Carolina average temperatures Speed, North Carolina average precipitation Speed, North Carolina humidity Speed, North Carolina wind speed Speed, North Carolina snowfall Speed, North Carolina sunshine Speed, North Carolina clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Speed-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the Speed town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/28/1988, a category F4 tornado 33.2 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Speed-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.6 miles away from Speed center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 262.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 110.2 miles away from Speed center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 320.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Edgecombe County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Speed topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Speed:

  • EDGECOMBE HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • VIDANT EDGECOMBE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • HERITAGE HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • THE FOUNTAINS AT THE ALBEMARLE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CARE OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • SKILL CREATIONS OF TARBORO (Hospital, about 9 miles away; TARBORO, NC)
  • TARBORO NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; TARBORO, NC)

Amtrak station near Speed:

  • 20 miles: ROCKY MOUNT (101 HAMMOND ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Speed:

  • Edgecombe Community College (about 10 miles; Tarboro, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,058)
  • Nash Community College (about 26 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; FT enrollment: 2,520)
  • East Carolina University (about 26 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Pitt Community College (about 30 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Wayne Community College (about 49 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 52 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Johnston Community College (about 60 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 3,657)

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Edgecombe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 56.5. This is better than average.

City:

56.5
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.00. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.00
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.96. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.96
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.5%
(20.7% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  48.6%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.0
North Carolina average:

12.0

Speed travel time to work - commute Speed mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Speed town (based on Edgecombe County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,40282
Mainline Protestant3,06428
Black Protestant1,39914
Catholic4612
Other3263
None33,900-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Edgecombe County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Edgecombe County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Edgecombe County:

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Edgecombe County:

37.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.9%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.3%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Speed:

42.1%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.0
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Speed:

16.5%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.9%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Speed:

36.5%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

50.8%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.5%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Speed, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$48
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$130
Totals for Government 0$0 2$178

Speed government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($493.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($75.95)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($37.97)

Speed government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($101.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($253.16)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($12.66)
    Rents: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($50.63)
    General Support: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($101.27)

Speed government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $56,000 ($708.86)

6.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,909 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nash County, NC  3.22% ($21,097 average AGI)
from Pitt County, NC  0.49% ($22,793)
from Halifax County, NC  0.36% ($24,294)


7.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.68%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nash County, NC  3.84% ($23,343 average AGI)
to Pitt County, NC  0.50% ($21,635)
to Wilson County, NC  0.41% ($25,899)

Strongest AM radio stations in Speed:

  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WCPS (760 AM; daytime; 1 kW; TARBORO, NC; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCAST VENTURES, LTD)
  • WNCT (1070 AM; 10 kW; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Speed:

  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WBKU (91.7 FM; AHSOKIE, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WSAY-FM (98.5 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WGPM (94.3 FM; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Speed:

  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNK-TV (Channel 25; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHIG-LP (Channel 57; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: ACTION COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • WNCR-LP (Channel 20; WILSON, NC; Owner: ON THE MAP, INC.)
  • W66DK (Channel 66; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W60CV (Channel 60; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Speed fatal accident list:

Oct 1, 2003 08:01 PM, Rp-1506, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rpr 1508 (Lat: 35.971000 Lon: -77.433583), Call Sign: KJD946, Licensee ID: L00471054
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.160 MHzGrant Date: 02/27/2002, Expiration Date: 02/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2012Registrant: Speed Vfd, Main St, Speed, NC 27881, Phone: (919) 823-5898
  • Location Speed, 113 Speed Street @ Mill Pond Road, At The Speed Fd (Lat: 35.969167 Lon: -77.439500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 0 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQBV479
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.61000 MHzGrant Date: 10/17/2014, Expiration Date: 12/21/2024, Certifier: Mark WaltersRegistrant: Edgecombe County Sheriff\'s Office, 3005 Anaconda Rd, Tarboro, NC 27886, Phone: (252) 641-7999, Fax: (252) 641-5411, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (41%)

Speed compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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