Speed, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 75 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.1%
 
Males: 16  (21.7%)
Females: 59  (78.3%)
Median resident age:

67.7 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip code: 27881

Estimated median household income in 2017: $15,943 (it was $25,938 in 2000)
Speed:

$15,943
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,744 (it was $17,079 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $68,752 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
Speed:

$68,752
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $70,756; detached houses: $53,939; mobile homes: $99,254

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,027.

March 2019 cost of living index in Speed: 82.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.9%
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  • Races in Speed, NC (2010)
    • 5366.3%Black alone
    • 2733.8%White alone



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Speed, North Carolina as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Speed is 48 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (23.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 265 people per square mile   (very low).

Speed, North Carolina map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,283 (2.3%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Speed, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Speed, NC in 2017

Speed satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.0%
North Carolina:

4.1%

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.3. This is better than average.

City:

60.3
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.17. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.17
U.S.:

8.46

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 Speed 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 the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 262.3 miles away from Speed 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 the city 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 Speed 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
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

For population 15 years and over in Speed:

Marital status in Speed, NC
  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 33.8%
  • Separated: 12.3%
  • Widowed: 34.0%
  • Divorced: 2.6%

For population 25 years and over in Speed:

  • High school or higher: 66.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 22.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 54.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
North Carolina average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Speed, NC (based on Edgecombe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Edgecombe County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

4.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.37 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Edgecombe County:

13.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

37.8%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Edgecombe County:

16.9%
North Carolina:

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
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$130
Financial Administration 0$0 1$48
Totals for Government 0$0 2$178

Speed government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $14,000 ($186.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($80.00)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($13.33)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,000 ($13.33)

Speed government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($13.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $6,000 ($80.00)
    Highways: $3,000 ($40.00)
  • Tax - Property: $10,000 ($133.33)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,000 ($106.67)

Speed government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,000 ($120.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000 ($80.00)

6.43% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($26,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Nash County, NC  2.84% ($24,740 average AGI)
from Pitt County, NC  0.45% ($29,073)
from Wake County, NC  0.39% ($33,423)


7.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($27,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Nash County, NC  3.46% ($25,933 average AGI)
to Pitt County, NC  0.66% ($27,434)
to Wake County, NC  0.42% ($37,538)

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:

Nov 4, 2016 09:09 AM, Dickens Road, Lat: 35.949169, Lon: -77.475806, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 1, 2003 08:01 PM, Rp-1506, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 11.5mTotal length
  • 1,330Total average daily traffic
  • 76Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,660Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rpr 1508 (Lat: 35.971000 Lon: -77.433583), Call Sign: KJD946, Licensee ID: L00471054,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.160 MHz, Grant Date: 02/27/2002, Expiration Date: 02/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 04/07/2012, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/17/2014, Expiration Date: 12/21/2024, Certifier: Mark Walters, Registrant: Edgecombe County Sheriff\'s Office, 3005 Anaconda Rd, Tarboro, NC 27886, Phone: (252) 641-7999, Fax: (252) 641-5411, Email:

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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Speed, NC
  • 58.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 41.7%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Speed, NC
  • 100.0%Electricity


Speed compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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 rooms per house below 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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