Edgecombe County, NC

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2019 Population
52,648
1.28% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Burr
Republican Party
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
41.7
1.71% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
23.7%
0.352% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$36,866
3.8% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$85,700
0.587% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
21,563
0.964% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Edgecombe County, NC had a population of 52.6k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $36,866. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Edgecombe County, NC declined from 53,332 to 52,648, a −1.28% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,516 to $36,866, a 3.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Edgecombe County, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (57.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.961%). 0% of the households in Edgecombe County, NC speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.7% of the residents in Edgecombe County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Edgecombe County, NC are Edgecombe Community College (1,045 degrees awarded in 2019).

In 2019, the median property value in Edgecombe County, NC was $85,700, and the homeownership rate was 58.8%. Most people in Edgecombe County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Edgecombe County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Edgecombe County, NC is home to a population of 52.6k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.17% of Edgecombe County, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.14k people).

In 2019, there were 1.59 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.3k people) in Edgecombe County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.66k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Edgecombe County, NC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    30.3k ± 250
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 44
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.66k ± 409
4.59%
Hispanic Population
2.42k people

In 2019, there were 1.59 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.3k people) in Edgecombe County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.66k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.59% of the people in Edgecombe County, NC are hispanic (2.42k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.17%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.14k people
2.18%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.17k people

As of 2019, 2.17% of Edgecombe County, NC residents (1.14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Edgecombe County, NC was 2.18%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Edgecombe County, NC was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Edgecombe County, NC are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Edgecombe County, NC residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    229,947 ± 11,640 people
  2. India
    70,805 ± 6,510 people
  3. Honduras
    36,544 ± 4,685 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 229,947 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 70,805 and Honduras with 36,544.

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Citizenship

98.7%
2019 Citizenship
98.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.7% of Edgecombe County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Edgecombe County, NC was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,148 ± 213
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    348 ± 172
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    344 ± 139

Edgecombe County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in North Carolina, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in North Carolina (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of North Carolina across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Edgecombe County, NC is $36,866. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Edgecombe County, NC was Census Tract 213 with a value of $52,909, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 211, with respective values of $46,818 and $43,786.

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,862. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Edgecombe County, NC employs 21.6k people. The largest industries in Edgecombe County, NC are Manufacturing (3,975 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,383 people), and Retail Trade (2,629 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,500), Information ($45,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,769).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,866
2019 value
± $1,916
3.8%
1 Year Growth
± 8.37%

Households in Edgecombe County, NC have a median annual income of $36,866, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,516 in 2018, which represents a 3.8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,585
Average Male Salary in North Carolina
± $1,168
$47,862
Average Female Salary in North Carolina
± $855

In 2019, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Carolina
  1. Asian
    $64,719 ± $4,583
  2. White
    $53,494 ± $850
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $42,933 ± $24,629

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Carolina.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Edgecombe County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.472
2019 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.473
2018 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2019, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0599% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 213
  2. Census Tract 207
  3. Census Tract 211

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Edgecombe County, NC was Census Tract 213 with a value of $52,909, followed by Census Tract 207 and Census Tract 211, with respective values of $46,818 and $43,786.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Edgecombe County, NC (12.3k out of 51.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    8,832 ± 662
  2. White
    3,150 ± 377
  3. Hispanic
    448 ± 236

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.6k
2019 Value
± 1,135
−0.964%
1 Year decline
± 7.32%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Edgecombe County, NC declined at a rate of −0.964%, from 21.8k employees to 21.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Edgecombe County, NC, are Production Occupations (2,560 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,543 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,193 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Edgecombe County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Edgecombe County, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,560 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,543 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,193 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Edgecombe County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.1 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.88 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Edgecombe County, NC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($107,619), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($80,625), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,545).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.6k
2019 Value
± 1,135
−0.964%
1 Year decline
± 7.32%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Edgecombe County, NC declined at a rate of −0.964%, from 21.8k employees to 21.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Edgecombe County, NC, are Manufacturing (3,975 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,383 people), and Retail Trade (2,629 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Edgecombe County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,975 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,383 people), and Retail Trade (2,629 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Edgecombe County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.96 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.84 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Edgecombe County, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($102,500), Information ($45,417), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($40,769).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $54.1B
  2. $40B
  3. $36.8B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($40B) and Machinery ($36.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for North Carolina.
$430B
2018 Value in North Carolina
$840B
Projected 2045 Value in North Carolina
95.4% growth

In 2018, total outbound North Carolina trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 95.4% to $840B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $28.2B
  2. $27.5B
  3. $24.4B

In 2018, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $28.2B, followed by South Carolina with $27.5B and Virginia and $24.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Edgecombe County, NC went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 65.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.2%), followed by Other (1.61%). The most partisan county was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis 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 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Edgecombe County, NC
65.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in North Carolina
  1. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 78.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 77.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in North Carolina was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in North Carolina colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from North Carolina

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Richard Burr
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2005
Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Richard Burr and Thom Tillis 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 13 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 2019, universities in Edgecombe County, NC awarded 1,045 degrees. The student population of Edgecombe County, NC is skewed towards women, with 416 male students and 1,488 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Edgecombe County, NC are Black or African American (529 and 50.9%), followed by White (423 and 40.7%), Hispanic or Latino (47 and 4.52%), and Unknown (16 and 1.54%).

The largest universities in Edgecombe County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Edgecombe Community College (1,045 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Edgecombe County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (142 and 13.6%), Health Information & Medical Records Technology (125 and 12%), and Medical Office Management (92 and 8.8%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 142 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 75 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 56 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Edgecombe County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 142 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,045 degrees awarded

In 2019, the Edgecombe County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Edgecombe Community College with 1,045 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

240
Degrees Awarded to Men
805
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 240 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Edgecombe County, NC, which is 0.298 times less than the 805 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Edgecombe County, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    529 degrees awarded
  2. White
    423 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    47 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Edgecombe County, NC was Black or African American students. These 529 degrees mean that there were 1.25 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 423 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Edgecombe County, NC was $85,700 in 2019, which is 0.356 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $85,200 to $85,700, a 0.587% increase. The homeownership rate in Edgecombe County, NC is 58.8%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Edgecombe County, NC have an average commute time of 22.4 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.

Housing

Property Value

$85,700
2019 Median
± $2,556
$85,200
2018 Median
± $2,336

In 2019, the median property value in Edgecombe County, NC grew to to $85,700 from the previous year's value of $85,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Edgecombe County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Edgecombe County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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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.
$36,866
Median Household Income
± $1,916
21.2k
Number of Households
± 1,014

In 2019, the median household income of the 21.2k households in Edgecombe County, NC grew to $36,866 from the previous year's value of $35,516.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Edgecombe County, NC 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.

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Rent vs Own

58.8%
2019 Homeownership
59.4%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 58.8% of the housing units in Edgecombe County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Edgecombe County, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Edgecombe County, NC have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Edgecombe County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (81.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.53%)
  3. Other (4.62%)

In 2019, 81.6% of workers in Edgecombe County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.53%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (4.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

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, followed by false.

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Health

89.7% of the population of Edgecombe County, NC has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 29.2% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in North Carolina was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Edgecombe County, NC see 2889 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.4% decrease from the previous year (2930 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3677 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1608 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (27.2%). Additionally, Bladen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (49.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,889 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Edgecombe County, NC

Primary care physicians in Edgecombe County, NC see an average of 2,889 patients per year. This represents a 1.4% decrease from the previous year (2,930 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in North Carolina
$3,859
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,225
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,260
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.3%
Uninsured
34.3%
Employer Coverage
29.2%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Edgecombe County, NC declined by 7.76% from 11.2% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Edgecombe County, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 27.2% prevalence
  2. 25.2% prevalence
  3. 23.2% prevalence

Jones County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 27.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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