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Speed is a town in Edgecombe County, in the Rocky Mount metro area.
The community was named for E.T. Speed, resident
The latitude of Speed is 35.967N. The longitude is -77.445W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 66.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Speed was $17,079, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Speed residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Speed, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $150. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $850.
Edgecombe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Speed political report.
The average commute time for Speed workers is 55 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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