Edgecombe County, NC

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Population
53,332
1.3% 1-year decline
Median Age
41

Poverty Rate
23.6%

Median Household Income
$35,516
7.86% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$85,200
1.43% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
21,773
0.369% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Edgecombe County, NC had a population of 53.3k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $35,516. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Edgecombe County, NC declined from 54,032 to 53,332, a -1.3% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,929 to $35,516, a 7.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Edgecombe County, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (57.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (36.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.12%), Other (Hispanic) (1.89%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.6%). NaNk% of the people in Edgecombe County, NC speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Edgecombe County, NC was $85,200, and the homeownership rate was 59.4%. Most people in Edgecombe County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Edgecombe County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Edgecombe County, NC borders .

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.

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Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Edgecombe County, NC
65.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in the United States
  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 the United States was Graham County, NC with 78.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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Diversity

Edgecombe County, NC is home to a population of 53.3k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.18% of Edgecombe County, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.17k people).

In 2018, there were 1.57 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.5k people) in Edgecombe County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.13k 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)
    30.5k ± 321
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.4k ± 39
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.13k ± 378
4.42%
Hispanic Population
2.36k people

In 2018, there were 1.57 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.5k people) in Edgecombe County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.4k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.13k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.42% of the people in Edgecombe County, NC are hispanic (2.36k 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

2.18%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.17k people
2.1%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.13k people

As of 2018, 2.18% of Edgecombe County, NC residents (1.17k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Edgecombe County, NC was 2.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Edgecombe County, NC was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Edgecombe County, NC are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Edgecombe County, NC residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Edgecombe County, NC.

In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Edgecombe County, NC was N/A, the natal country of N/A Edgecombe County, NC residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

98.4%
2018 Citizenship
98.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.4% of Edgecombe County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Edgecombe County, NC was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,231 ± 258
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    457 ± 156
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    419 ± 152

Edgecombe County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Edgecombe County, NC is $35,516. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Edgecombe County, NC was Census Tract 216 with a value of $52,569, followed by Census Tract 213 and Census Tract 207, with respective values of $47,455 and $45,398.

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The economy of Edgecombe County, NC employs 21.8k people. The largest industries in Edgecombe County, NC are Manufacturing (3,925 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,560 people), and Retail Trade (2,712 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,781), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,561).

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,516
2018 value
± $2,473
7.86%
1 Year Growth
± 8.52%

Households in Edgecombe County, NC have a median annual income of $35,516, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,929 in 2017, which represents a 7.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Male Salary in N/A
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Average Female Salary in N/A
± N/A

In N/A, full-time male employees in N/A made N/A times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Edgecombe County, NC is from Edgecombe County, NC.
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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 216
  2. Census Tract 213
  3. Census Tract 207

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Edgecombe County, NC was Census Tract 216 with a value of $52,569, followed by Census Tract 213 and Census Tract 207, with respective values of $47,455 and $45,398.

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

23.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Edgecombe County, NC (12.4k out of 52.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    9,278 ± 659
  2. White
    2,745 ± 328
  3. Hispanic
    467 ± 190

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

21.8k
2018 Value
± 1,087
0.369%
1 Year growth
± 6.86%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Edgecombe County, NC grew at a rate of 0.369%, from 21.7k employees to 21.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Edgecombe County, NC, are Production Occupations (2,687 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,555 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,047 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 (2,687 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,555 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,047 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 (2.15 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.01 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Edgecombe County, NC, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($77,788), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,043), and Legal Occupations ($45,156).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.8k
2018 Value
± 1,087
0.369%
1 Year growth
± 6.86%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Edgecombe County, NC grew at a rate of 0.369%, from 21.7k employees to 21.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Edgecombe County, NC, are Manufacturing (3,925 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,560 people), and Retail Trade (2,712 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 (3,925 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,560 people), and Retail Trade (2,712 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Edgecombe County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.15 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.79 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Edgecombe County, NC, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,781), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($41,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,561).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Edgecombe County, NC was $85,200 in 2018, which is 0.371 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $84,000 to $85,200, a 1.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Edgecombe County, NC is 59.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Edgecombe County, NC have an average commute time of 22 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

$85,200
2018 Median
± $2,336
$84,000
2017 Median
± $2,335

In 2018, the median property value in Edgecombe County, NC grew to to $85,200 from the previous year's value of $84,000.

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 N/A range.

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Household Income

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$35,516
Median Household Income
± $2,473
21.4k
Number of Households
± 996

In 2018, the median household income of the 21.4k households in Edgecombe County, NC grew to $35,516 from the previous year's value of $32,929.

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

59.4%
2018 Homeownership
59.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.4% of the housing units in Edgecombe County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Edgecombe County, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Edgecombe County, NC have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.12% 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 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.4%)
  3. Other (4.9%)

In 2018, 81.1% of workers in Edgecombe County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.4%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (4.9%).

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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 1 car.

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Health

88.8% of the population of Edgecombe County, NC has health coverage, with 34% on employee plans, 28.7% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Edgecombe County, NC see 2850 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (3231 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4101 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2222 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,850 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Edgecombe County, NC

Primary care physicians in Edgecombe County, NC see an average of 2,850 patients per year. This represents a 11.8% decrease from the previous year (3,231 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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Coverage

11.2%
Uninsured
34%
Employer Coverage
28.7%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.64%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Edgecombe County, NC declined by 11.2% from 12.6% to 11.2%.

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. 16.2% prevalence
  2. 16.1% prevalence
  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in false, at 16.2%.

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