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Time Zone: Edgecombe County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Tarboro is the Seat for Edgecombe County.

Edgecombe County was founded in 1741 and was created by taking area from BertieCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Edgecombe had a population of 51,853 people. This is a decrease of 6.75% since the last Census (which gave a population of 55,606 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Edgecombe represented 0.69% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 44th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201056,552+1.7%+9.06% since 2009
200951,853-6.75%-1.04% since 2008
200852,399-5.77%+0.11% since 2007
200752,341-5.87% 
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200055,606The Last Census

More information can be found on the Edgecombe County Census Page for Edgecombe County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Edgecombe County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Edgecombe County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Rocky Mount   59,57755,8936.59% increase  
Tarboro   10,03511,1389.9% decrease  
Sharpsburg   2,4122,4210.37% decrease  
Princeville   1,67294077.9% increase  
Pinetops   1,2421,41912.47% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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