Tarboro, North Carolina

Submit your own pictures of this town and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2017: 10,856 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.5%
 
Males: 5,060  (46.6%)
Females: 5,796  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

44.9 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27886.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,163 (it was $34,400 in 2000)
Tarboro:

$35,163
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,641 (it was $17,120 in 2000)

Tarboro town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $118,458 (it was $76,300 in 2000)
Tarboro:

$118,458
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $131,058; detached houses: $134,202; townhouses or other attached units: $160,981; mobile homes: $6,561

Median gross rent in 2017: $677.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tarboro: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.6%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.8% for Black residents, 3.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.3% for American Indian residents, 31.9% for two or more races residents)
Business Profiles
Profiles of local businesses
Put your B&M business profile right here for free. 50,000 businesses already created their profiles!
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Tarboro, NC (2010)
    • 5,49748.2%Black alone
    • 5,22945.8%White alone
    • 5574.9%Hispanic
    • 660.6%Two or more races
    • 530.5%Asian alone
    • 70.06%Other race alone
    • 60.05%American Indian alone

Races in Tarboro detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 51 registered sex offenders living in Tarboro, North Carolina as of January 23, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tarboro is 224 to 1.


Crime rates in Tarboro by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(35.5)
1
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.2)
5
(47.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.7)
3
(30.2)
4
(34.6)
2
(17.5)
1
(8.9)
1
(8.8)
2
(17.7)
2
(18.0)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(83.7)
17
(157.2)
17
(162.5)
15
(147.2)
16
(157.6)
14
(141.0)
10
(86.5)
8
(70.0)
11
(97.4)
6
(53.0)
10
(88.6)
14
(126.0)
11
(100.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
39
(362.5)
32
(296.0)
31
(296.3)
48
(471.2)
49
(482.5)
37
(372.6)
54
(467.1)
41
(358.8)
41
(362.9)
14
(123.6)
33
(292.5)
42
(377.9)
28
(256.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
95
(883.0)
126
(1,165)
101
(965.3)
108
(1,060)
108
(1,064)
102
(1,027)
125
(1,081)
101
(883.9)
79
(699.3)
78
(688.6)
75
(664.8)
68
(611.9)
73
(668.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
356
(3,309)
350
(3,237)
300
(2,867)
299
(2,935)
273
(2,688)
262
(2,638)
357
(3,088)
331
(2,897)
380
(3,364)
341
(3,010)
253
(2,243)
297
(2,673)
276
(2,527)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(46.5)
9
(83.2)
22
(210.3)
14
(137.4)
19
(187.1)
11
(110.8)
11
(95.2)
2
(17.5)
6
(53.1)
2
(17.7)
7
(62.1)
5
(45.0)
10
(91.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(18.6)
2
(18.5)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(29.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
2
(17.7)
2
(17.7)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)302.9331.5345.3360.7356.5327.3353.9285.9296.6217.7311.4299.1251.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Click on a table row to update graph
City-data.com crime index in Tarboro, NC

Crime rate in Tarboro detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 35 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
North Carolina average:

2.34
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.

Latest news from Tarboro, NC collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: American (19.4%), English (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%), Irish (2.0%), German (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 64 feet

Land area: 9.72 square miles.

Population density: 1,116 people per square mile   (low).

Tarboro, North Carolina map

304 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America).

This town:

2.7%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,333 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,410 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rocky Mount, NC (15.0 miles , pop. 55,893).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (61.9 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (312.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Princeville, NC (1.3 miles ),
Leggett, NC (2.5 miles),
Speed, NC (2.7 miles),
Conetoe, NC (2.8 miles ),
Pinetops, NC (3.1 miles ),
Bethel, NC (3.4 miles ),
Hobgood, NC (3.5 miles ),
Macclesfield, NC (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 35.90 N, Longitude: 77.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,635 (+32.2%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 2,659 (55.5%)

Area code: 252

Distribution of median household income in Tarboro, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tarboro, NC in 2017
Tarboro satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $266,300
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,800
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $52,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $54,200
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $79,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Tarboro, NC residents
Average permit cost in Tarboro, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.0%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Tarboro, NC
Historical housing units in Tarboro, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +55 (+0.5%).
Most common industries in Tarboro, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Apparel (6.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Apparel (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.4%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Apparel (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Tarboro, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)

Average climate in Tarboro, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tarboro, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.00
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.15. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.15
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Tarboro-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Tarboro town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tarboro-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 118.2 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 73.1 miles away from Tarboro center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 255.2 miles away from Tarboro center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 313.6 miles away from Tarboro center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.4 miles away from Tarboro 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 111.9 miles away from Tarboro 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).
Tarboro topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Tarboro:

  • SKILL CREATIONS OF TARBORO (811 WESTERN BOULEVARD)
  • VIDANT EDGECOMBE HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 111 HOSPITAL DR)
  • BEVERLY HEALTH CARE CTR (1000 WESTERN BLVD BOX 7008)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - TARBORO (1000 WESTERN BLVD)
  • HERITAGE HOSPITAL (111 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • TARBORO NURSING CENTER (911 WESTERN BOULEVARD)
  • THE FOUNTAINS AT THE ALBEMARLE (200 TRADE STREET)
  • WESTGATE NURSING CENTER OF TARBORO (911 WESTERN BLVD)
  • DIALYSIS CARE OF EDGECOMBE COUNTY (3206 WESTERN BLVD)
  • EDGECOMBE HOMECARE AND HOSPICE (2909 MAIN STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Tarboro:

See details about Airports and heliports located in Tarboro, NC

Amtrak station near Tarboro:

  • 15 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.

College/University in Tarboro:

  • Edgecombe Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,058; Location: 2009 W Wilson St; Public; Website: www.edgecombe.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Tarboro:

  • Nash Community College (about 21 miles; Rocky Mount, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,520)
  • East Carolina University (about 23 miles; Greenville, NC; FT enrollment: 23,943)
  • Pitt Community College (about 26 miles; Winterville, NC; FT enrollment: 7,026)
  • Wayne Community College (about 42 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 3,174)
  • Lenoir Community College (about 47 miles; Kinston, NC; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Johnston Community College (about 53 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 3,657)
  • Mount Olive College (about 57 miles; Mount Olive, NC; FT enrollment: 3,097)

Public high schools in Tarboro:

Public elementary/middle schools in Tarboro:

  • STOCKS ELEMENTARY (Location: 400 HOPE LODGE STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • PRINCEVILLE ELEMENTARY (Location: 306 WALSTON STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • W A PATTILLO MIDDLE (Location: 501 EAST AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • MARTIN MILLENNIUM ACADEMY (Location: 400 E JOHNSTON ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Tarboro

Library in Tarboro:

  • EDGECOMBE COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $726,781; Location: 909 MAIN STREET; 103,906 books; 14 e-books; 1,951 audio materials; 599 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 133 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear town borders

Notable locations in Tarboro: Edgecombe County Courthouse (A), Tarboro Town Hall (B), Alcohol Law Enforcement (C), Tarboro Police Department (D), Edgecombe Criminal Division (E), Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Parkhill Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Tarboro include: Calvary Church (A), Saint James Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Weeks Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Hendricks Creek (A), Holly Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Tarboro include: Burlington Park (1), Sunrise Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Budget Inn (205 Western Boulevard), Dog Days Inn (306 Chestnut Street), Days Inn Washington NC (916 Carolina Avenue), Comfort Inn Tarboro (1504 Western Boulevard).

Courts: North Carolina State - District Court- Magistrate (3005 Anaconda Road), Edgecombe County - Building Inspections- District Court Judge (301 Saint Andrew Street), Edgecombe County - Clerk Of Superior Court- Traffic And Criminal Divi (301 Saint Andrew Street), Edgecombe County - Clerk Of Superior Court- Child Support Division (201 Saint Andrew Street), Edgecombe County - Clerk Of Superior Court- Bookkeeping (201 Saint Andrew Street).

Birthplace of: Ben L. Jones - Politician, Burgess Whitehead - Baseball player, Harvie Ward - Amateur golfer, Adolphus Staton - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Kelvin Bryant - Football player, Mike Caldwell (baseball) - Baseball player, Trent Tucker - Basketball player, Brian Hargrove - Television writer and producer, Buck Marrow - Baseball player, Hugh Shelton.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Tarboro and their reported violations in the past:

MAYO CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
TAYLOR`S GROCERY AND GRILL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-27-2010), St Public Notif requested (JAN-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
UNITED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.8%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Tarboro in 2010:

  • 366 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 234 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Tarboro in 2000:

  • 292 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Tarboro (2011 data):

  • Woodforest National Bank: Tarboro Wal-Mart Branch at 110 River Oaks Drive, branch established on 2007/04/07. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • The Heritage Bank: Tarboro Branch at 422 Main Street, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $265.5 mil, Deposits: $228.1 mil, headquarters in Lucama, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Tarboro Branch at 600 Main Street, branch established on 1980/06/23. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • First South Bank: Hope Lodge St/Tarboro Branch at 100 East Hope Lodge Street, branch established on 1976/02/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $744.4 mil, Deposits: $644.7 mil, headquarters in Washington, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Tarboro Main Branch at 930 Western Boulevard, branch established on 1972/04/27. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Tarboro Savings Bank, SSB: Tarboro Savings Bank, Ssb at 501 Main Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $39.8 mil, Deposits: $34.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • Providence Bank: Tarboro Branch at 325 Main Street, branch established on 2007/06/25. Info updated 2009/07/27: Bank assets: $209.6 mil, Deposits: $181.0 mil, headquarters in Rocky Mount, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Tarboro:

Marital status in Tarboro, NC
  • Never married: 36.2%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Tarboro:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Tarboro
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tarboro, 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
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

48.6%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tarboro:

45.1%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tarboro:

21.0%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tarboro:

35.4%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Tarboro:

53.4%
North Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.0%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tarboro, 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
Sewerage 28$70,016$30,0070$0
Police Protection - Officers 27$93,426$41,5230$0
Firefighters 22$70,153$38,2650$0
Electric Power 19$63,830$40,3140$0
Other and Unallocable 18$42,006$28,0040$0
Streets and Highways 16$41,628$31,2210$0
Parks and Recreation 10$26,913$32,29625$7,176
Financial Administration 8$26,119$39,1790$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 8$28,173$42,2600$0
Solid Waste Management 8$14,907$22,3610$0
Police - Other 6$14,564$29,1280$0
Other Government Administration 4$20,705$62,1150$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 174$512,440$35,34125$7,176

Tarboro government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $20,838,000 ($1919.49)
    Water Utilities: $3,649,000 ($336.13)
    Police Protection: $2,705,000 ($249.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,411,000 ($129.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,145,000 ($105.47)
    General Public Buildings: $992,000 ($91.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $893,000 ($82.26)
    Regular Highways: $744,000 ($68.53)
    Central Staff Services: $624,000 ($57.48)
    General - Other: $420,000 ($38.69)
    Financial Administration: $396,000 ($36.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $163,000 ($15.01)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($0.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($0.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $813,000 ($74.89)
    Police Protection: $323,000 ($29.75)
    General Public Building: $178,000 ($16.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $125,000 ($11.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $86,000 ($7.92)
    General - Other: $48,000 ($4.42)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($3.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $265,000 ($24.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($0.46)

Tarboro government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,036,000 ($95.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $154,000 ($14.19)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $37,000 ($3.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $805,000 ($74.15)
    Rents: $31,000 ($2.86)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $26,117,000 ($2405.77)
    Water Utilities: $4,314,000 ($397.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,907,000 ($267.78)
    Highways: $327,000 ($30.12)
    Other: $190,000 ($17.50)
  • Tax - Property: $3,761,000 ($346.44)
    Other License: $182,000 ($16.76)
    Motor Vehicle License: $58,000 ($5.34)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $32,000 ($2.95)

Tarboro government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $553,000 ($50.94)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $523,000 ($48.18)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($2.67)

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)
Businesses in Tarboro, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Popeyes1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile2
Dunkin Donuts1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular2
Jones New York1UPS2
KFC1Waffle House1
Kincaid1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Tarboro:

  • 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)
  • WEED (1390 AM; 5 kW; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WYAL (1280 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SCOTLAND NECK, NC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WGHB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: CONNER MEDIA, INC.)
  • WGTM (590 AM; 5 kW; WILSON, NC; Owner: SPIRIT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDLX (930 AM; 5 kW; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tarboro:

  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFXK (104.3 FM; TARBORO, NC; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRQM (90.9 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNIVERSITY OF NC AT CHAPEL HILL)
  • WRSV (92.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: NORTHSTAR BROADCATING CORPORATION)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKTC (95.5 FM; PINETOPS, NC; Owner: WEQQ, INC.)
  • WSAY-FM (98.5 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBZ (103.7 FM; WILLIAMSTON, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WGPM (94.3 FM; FARMVILLE, NC; Owner: ABG NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WYFL (92.5 FM; HENDERSON, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBKU (91.7 FM; AHSOKIE, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W201BY (88.1 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W287AL (105.3 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tarboro:

  • 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.)
  • WRPX (Channel 47; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: PAXSON RALEIGH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WUNP-TV (Channel 36; ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHIG-LP (Channel 57; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: ACTION COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W66DK (Channel 66; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WNCR-LP (Channel 20; WILSON, NC; Owner: ON THE MAP, INC.)
  • WYDO (Channel 14; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF EASTERN CAROLINA LICENSE LLC)
  • W60CV (Channel 60; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFTB-LP (Channel 55; WILLIAMSTON, ETC., NC; Owner: FREE TEMPLE MINISTRIES, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Tarboro: Adolphus Staton.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Tarboro fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 433ft / 132mTotal length
  • 216,330Total average daily traffic
  • 25,160Total average daily truck traffic
  • 277,260Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Tarboro, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 131980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tarboro, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tarboro)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

157 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Tarboro, NC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tarboro)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-402A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SER (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 15054 , Serial Number: 402A-0823, Year manufactured: 1991, Airworthiness Date: 06/24/1991, Certificate Issue Date: 12/07/2017
    Registrant (Corporation): Air-Ag Inc, Po Box 36, Tarboro, NC 27886
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-11 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1967K , Serial Number: 11-1523-201, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 02/13/1985, Certificate Issue Date: 09/28/2011
    Registrant (Corporation): Air-Ag Inc, Po Box 36, Tarboro, NC 27886
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2946M , Serial Number: 28-7816325, Year manufactured: 1977, Certificate Issue Date: 07/21/2001
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Inc Air-Ag, Po Box 36, Tarboro, NC 27886, Other Owners: Bryon T Mayo
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32674 , Serial Number: 5533, Year manufactured: 1940
    Registrant (Individual): George F Hatch, Muni Arpt, Tarboro, NC 27886
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 731PM , Serial Number: 18803048, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 10/27/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/22/1989
    Registrant (Corporation): Air Ag Inc, Po Box 36, Tarboro, NC 27886

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$118,77214$88,02241$112,7945$24,8224$73,9283$57,003
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$53,1800$03$83,4730$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$78,2006$45,72318$106,0716$49,1322$69,0303$39,027
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$41,9000$010$122,8041$35,4800$01$25,970
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$95,1100$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.00 , 0211.00, 0212.00, 0213.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$130,4201$106,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$183,4000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0210.00 , 0211.00, 0212.00, 0213.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Tarboro, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Tarboro, NC - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 160
  • Hazardous Condition: 55
  • Good Intent Call: 1
Fire incident types in Tarboro, NC

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tarboro, NC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tarboro, NC
  • 74.0%Utility gas
  • 20.4%Electricity
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tarboro, NC
  • 65.9%Electricity
  • 31.5%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Tarboro compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Tarboro on our top lists:

  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Spain (population 500+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Kermit Lawson (3)
  • Terry K. Webb (2)
  • Amy H. Combs (1)
  • Teri Williamson (1)
  • William Joyner (1)
  • Michael Rogers (1)
  • Terry Kelvin Webb (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2020.