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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.
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.
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.
17% of Tarboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tarboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $794.
Libraries in Tarboro include Edgecombe County Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Tarboro include Tarboro Daily Southerner
Edgecombe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tarboro political report.
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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