Princeville, North Carolina

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Princeville, North Carolina

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High Points

Princeville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

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Public Transportation Use
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Comparative Profile of Princeville, North Carolina

Comparing Princeville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Senior Citizens 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 3 4
People Above Poverty 3 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 3
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 7 8
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Princeville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles E of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Edgecombe
Metro Area Rocky Mount
Standard Zip Codes 27886
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.889
Longitude -77.532

Princeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TARBORO 1 S
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Distance 34.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
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Princeville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 940 100%
Male 422 44.9%
Female 518 55.1%
Under 18 243 25.9%
18+ 697 74.1%
65+ 101 10.7%
Median Age 38.5
Average Family Size 3.21
White 21 2.2%
African-American 916 97.4%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Princeville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,670
Growth 730
Growth % 77.7%

Princeville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 98.2%
African 1%
US/American 0.7%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Princeville 940 $35,625
Bethel 1,681 $35,278
Conetoe 365 $36,932
Hobgood 404 $31,500
Macclesfield 458 $36,806
Pinetops 1,419 $36,544
Tarboro 11,138 $42,938
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