The stats don't lie: Tarboro's a great place to live!
Looking for a slower pace of life with high-quality services? Come check out Tarboro! Exceptional schools, top-ranking hospitals, and short commutes are just a few of our town's benefits. Add on incredibly-friendly people and affordable prices, and Tarboro comes out strong. Come experience the richness of life in beautiful and historic Tarboro! You might just find your forever home.

  • Land area: 11.1 square miles
  • Population: 11,310
  • Average home price: $103,599 (cheaper than the N.C. average of $165,400)   Source
  • Mean commute time: 18.4 minutes (shorter than the U.S. average of 25.4 minutes)   Source
  • High-speed internet access: 94.00% (same as the N.C. average)   Source
  • Crime index: 251.3 (safer than the U.S. average of 280.6)   Source
  • Air Quality Index: 56.5 (safer than the U.S. average of 74.7)   Source
  • Property Tax Rate: $0.41 (lower than Rocky Mount's $0.685, Wilson's $0.575, or Greenville's $0.52)   Source

  • Health Care Quality: Vidant Edgecombe consistently performs above the national average on Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grades (2016: "A", 2017: "A", 2018: "B")   Source
  • Public Education Quality: Edgecombe County Public Schools has attracted statewide attention due to forward-thinking programs such as the global education curriculum at Martin Milennium Academy and the approaches used at the appropriately-named School of Innovation. The district has produced strong results: Edgecombe Early College High received a 9/10 rating on GreatSchools, with students performing significantly above the state average in all categories.
  • Higher Education Quality: For under $3,000/year, Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro offers an excellent education to students involved in almost 80 programs. Students may also choose to attend local institutions such as East Carolina University or North Carolina Wesleyan College, both under half an hour away. Tarboro also benefits from affordable access to acclaimed in-state schools such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
  • Location: Located along U.S. Highway 64 only 20 miles east of Interstate 95, Tarboro allows for easy access to anywhere along the East Coast. Raleigh's just an hour away. In two hours, you could be enjoying the surf along the Outer Banks. Feel free to head up to Hampton Roads or Richmond...again, just two hours away! Locally, Greenville and Rocky Mount can cover all of your larger shopping needs, with under a 30 minute drive.