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Tarboro is a town in Edgecombe County, in the Rocky Mount metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the nearby Tar River

The latitude of Tarboro is 35.896N. The longitude is -77.536W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,701.


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Median household income
Local
$34,400
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tarboro demographic reports
Tarboro is on the Tar River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 56. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1987 movie, "Summer Heat"
Well-known residents have included:
· Mike Caldwell, baseball player
Historic sites and museums: Blount-Bridgers House
Colleges and universities: Edgecombe Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Tarboro demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Edgecombe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Rocky Mount area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27886 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Tarboro residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tarboro ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tarboro was $17,120, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Tarboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Tarboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $794.


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Libraries in Tarboro include Edgecombe County Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Tarboro include Tarboro Daily Southerner

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Edgecombe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tarboro political report.

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The average commute time for Tarboro workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tarboro between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Tarboro include Comfort Inn Tarboro, Holiday Inn Express Tarboro.

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