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Edgecombe County, North Carolina Facts

Facts
State North Carolina
Land area 505.3 square miles
Population Density 111.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 55,574
Population change -1.7%
Under 5 years of age 6.3%
Under 18 23.5%
65 and over 16.4%
Females 53.5%
White 40.3
Hispanic or Latino of any race 4
Asian 0.2%
Two or more races 1.1%
Black or African American 57.7%
Native American 0.6%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 80%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 10.5%
Veterans 3,909
Households and Housing
Households 21,021
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.7%
Median household income $33,960
The per capita income $16,971
Live below the poverty line. 25.2%
housing units 24,515
Multi-unit structures 14%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $80,600
Residents owning their homes. 62.9%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 3,226
Women-owned firms 36.5%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 31.3%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $324,723
Retail sales per capita $6,204
Manufacturers shipments $1,226,856
Merchant wholesaler sales $0