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Overview

Introduction to Tarboro, North Carolina

Tarboro, North Carolina is 14 miles E of Rocky Mount, North Carolina (center to center) and 62 miles E of Raleigh, North Carolina.It is in Edgecombe county. The town is part of the Rocky Mount metro area.

Tarboro History

Tarboro was originally inhabited by the Tuscarora Indians. It was first settled by the whites in the 1730s. At that time, the area was known as Tawboro, which was derived from an Indian term "Taw" meaning "river of health." It was incorporated on November 30, 1760, and was renamed Tarborough. The town became the county seat of Edgecombe County in 1764. George Washington, first President of the United States, visited the town during his 1791 Southern tour.

Tarboro and nearby Attractions

  • Blount - Bridgers House
  • Military Museum
  • East Carolina Village of Yesteryear
  • Rocky Mount Children's Museum & Science Center
  • Medoc Mountain State Park
  • Historic Halifax State Historic Site

Things To Do In Tarboro

During your stay in Tarboro, you can visit the Blount-Bridgers Historical Gardens, Pender History Museum, and Edgecombe County Veteran’s Museum. You can also enjoy a leisurely stroll or drive through the Tarboro Historic District National Recreation Trail. One can also visit Sunrise Park and Burlington Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Parkhill Mall, River Oaks Landing Shopping Center, Tarboro Shopping Center, Edgecombe Square Shopping Center, and Fairview Shopping Center.

Tarboro Transportation

Flights are available from Pitt-Greenville Airport.

Tarboro Higher Education

The local college is Edgecombe Community College. Higher education can also be availed from Pitt Community College, Vance-Granville Community College, and East Carolina University.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,206
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens22.2%
Employed Population 16+4,603
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married34.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,085
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,703
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,153

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,143
% Above Poverty Level83.7%
% Below Poverty Level16.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$670
Median House Value$98,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.8%
English7.1%
Irish3.6%
German1.9%
Italian1.8%
Polish1.2%
Scottish1.2%
French Except Basque0.6%
Dutch0.5%
African0.4%
Welsh0.2%
Serbian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Tarboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Edgecombe County
Standard Zip Codes27886
Phone Area Codes252
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.9
Approximate Longitude-77.55

Tarboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationTARBORO 1 S
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp28 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationGREENVILLE
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationJACKSON
Distance34.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 49 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethel1,624$42,176
Conetoe246$40,000
Hobgood344$32,361
Macclesfield601$34,125
Pinetops1,180$29,674
Princeville2,300$32,639

Tarboro Public Libraries

Edgecombe County Memorial Library
909 MAIN ST
Tarboro, North Carolina
(252) 823-1141

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Tarboro Hospitals

Vidante Edgecombe Hospital
(Non-profit)
111 Hospital Dr
(252) 641-7700

Tarboro Public Schools

Princeville Elementary
306 Walston Street
ZIP: 27886
(252) 823-4718
Primary
Total Enrollment 206
Edgecombe Early College High
2009 West Wilson St
ZIP: 27886
(252) 823-5166
High
Total Enrollment 154
Stocks Elementary
400 Hope Lodge Street
ZIP: 27886
(252) 823-2632
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Tarboro High
1400 Howard Avenue
ZIP: 27886
(252) 823-4284
High
Total Enrollment 589
C B Martin Middle
400 E Johnston Street
ZIP: 27886
(252) 641-5710
W A Pattillo School
501 East Avenue
ZIP: 27886
(252) 823-3812
Martin Millennium Academy
400 E Johnston St
ZIP: 27886
(252) 641-5710
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
North East Carolina Prep
274 Husky Trail
ZIP: 27886
(252) 641-0464
Other
Total Enrollment 1306
W A Pattillo Middle
501 East Ave
ZIP: 27886
(252) 823-3812
Middle
Total Enrollment 309
North Edgecombe High
7589 Nc 33-nw
ZIP: 27886
(252) 823-3562
High
Total Enrollment 244
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