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An Introduction to Edgecombe County

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Demographic data for Edgecombe County, NC

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An Introduction to Edgecombe County

  1. 1. An Introduction to Edgecombe County March 14, 2017
  2. 2. Many ways to think about Edgecombe County
  3. 3. 1 of 7 counties in the Census Bureau’s Rocky Mount-Wilson-Roanoke Rapids CSA
  4. 4. 1 of 14 counties in the 1st Congressional District (Durham, Granville, Vance, Warren, Halifax, Northampton, Hertford, Gates, Bertie, Washington, Martin, Pitt, Edgecombe, Wilson)
  5. 5. 1 of 8 counties in N.C. Senate District 3 and 1 of 2 counties in N.C. House District 23 Sen. Erica Smith-Ingram (Bertie, Chowan, Edgecombe, Hertford, Martin, Northampton, Tyrrell, Washington) Rep. Shelly Willingham (Edgecombe, Martin)
  6. 6. 1 of 14 counties in the North Central Zone of the NC Economic Development Partnership
  7. 7. 1 of 24 counties in the NC East Alliance
  8. 8. Edgecombe County at a glance - Population Category Data Context Population 56,552 53rd Urban v. Rural 55% v. 45% 53rd most urban Density 102 people/sq mile 46th most rural NC median = 108; NC mean = 192 Down from 110 in 1980 Median age 39 NC median = 41; NC mean = 37 White / Black / Other 39% White / 57% Black / 4% Other White = 5th smallest / Black = 4th largest / Other = 17th smallest No. of Black residents 31,435 Black residents (12th largest total black population) Population change 1980-2010 1% growth 7th slowest NC mean = 38%
  9. 9. Edgecombe County – Aging Population 1980 % 2000 % 2020 % 0-19 19,907 36% 16,567 30% 11,557 26% 20-44 19,490 35% 19,081 34% 12,993 29% 45-64 10,747 19% 12,995 23% 12,386 27% 65+ 5,844 10% 6,963 13% 8,373 18% TOTAL 55,988 55,606 45,309
  10. 10. Graduation Rates + SAT scores in Edgecombe Edgecombe NC All Students 79% 86% Male 73% 83% Female 84% 89% Black 80% 83% Hispanic 76% 80% 2+ Races 67% 83% White 78% 89% Economically Disadvantaged 72% 81% Disabled 67% 69% Gifted 92% 95% Math Read Total US 494 487 1453 NC 508 502 1485 Edgecombe 437 425 1249
  11. 11. Edgecombe County at a Glance - Economic Category Data Context Median Family Income Mean Family Income $32,665 $50,772 14th lowest; NC median = $45,570 10th lowest; NC mean = $72,592 Per Capita Income Unemployment Rate (2015) $16,747 9.6% 6th lowest; NC mean = $24,745 3rd lowest; NC mean = 5.7% Percentage of Persons in Poverty Percentage of Persons on Food Stamps 22% 26% 17th highest; NC mean = 16% NC mean = 14% Percentage of Whites in Poverty 11% 66th highest NC mean = 11% Percentage of Blacks in Poverty 29% 43rd highest NC mean = 26% Percentage of Children <18 in Poverty 35% 12th highest NC mean = 21% Median Rent for Housing $353 17th lowest NC median = $438; NC mean = $557
  12. 12. Top Edgecombe County Employers Top Private Employers All Industry Top Private Employers All Industry 1) QVC Rocky Mount 1 Retail distribution 9) Abb Inc 13 Electronic mfg. 2) Hillshire Brands 4 Food mfg. 10) Walmart 14 Retail sales 3) Vidant Medical Center 6 Health 11) The Fountains 16 Health 4) Mebtel (Century Link) 7 Telecomm 12) General Foam Plastics 18 Plastics mfg. 5) Carolina System Tech 9 Auto parts mfg. 13) Superior Essex Energy 21 Wire/cable mfg. 6) Air System Components 10 HVAC parts mfg. 14) Beverly Hlth & Rehab 22 Health 7) Meadowbrook Meat Co 11 Food Distribution 15) Bojangles 23 Retail sales 8) Food Lion 12 Retail sales 16) TCI Works 24 Job training 17) Hardees 25 Retail sales Top Public Employers All Top Public Employers All 1) Edgecombe County Schools 2 4) Edgecombe Community College 8 2) City of Rocky Mount 3 5) Nash-Rocky Mount Schools 12 3) Edgecombe County 5 6) Town of Tarboro 17
  13. 13. Edgecombe County Workforce Dynamics 1982 1992 2002 2012 Retail Establishments 266 273 198 141 Wholesale Establishments 59 79 46 17 Service Ind. Establishments 128 215 419 390 Lodging Establishments 3 4 13 4 Health Service Establishments 19 39 57 66 Manufacturing Establishments 48 60 57 34
  14. 14. Edgecombe County Infrastructure Data Context Water Bill @ 5,000 gallons Water Bill as % of MHI $53.75 1.9% COG mean = $37.11; NC mean = $31.80 Sewer Bill @ 5,000 gallons Sewer Bill as % of MHI $65.00 2.3% COG mean $42.50; NC mean = $38.88 Op Revenue/Op Expenditures 1.26 😐 Good = >1.5; Troubled = <1 Asset Depreciation 13% 😀 Good = <25%; Troubled >50% Debt-to-Equity 0.63 😐 Great = < 0.30 ;Good = < 0.60; Troubled = > 1.0 Days Cash on Hand 0 ☹️ Good = >175; Troubled = < 85 Electricity Rates $0.12/kWh $0.11/kWh
  15. 15. Political side of Edgecombe County Category Data Context Percentage of Population Voting 58.4% 61st; NC mean = 60.4% Percentage of Population Registered 90.9% 27th; NC mean = 88.5% Percentage of Registered Pop Voting 64.3% 88th NC mean = 68.3% For Trump 33.2% NC = 49.8% For McCrory 33.9% NC = 48.8% For Troxler 34.8% NC = 55.6% • Greater than 4:1 Democrats to Republicans • NC Senate and House Candidates ran unopposed in General Election • All seven County Commissioners up for election ran unopposed in 2014 and 2016 General Election o One primary three-way primary competition in 2016
  16. 16. PO Box 1636 Raleigh, NC 27602 919-539-4851 www.EdNC.org Follow us on Twitter @EducationNC PO Box 430 Raleigh, NC 27602 919-832-2839 www.ncinsight.nccppr.org Follow us on Twitter @NCCPPR

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