Tarboro, NC
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Tarboro is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 11,164 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Tarboro is the 75th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns, Tarboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tarboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tarboro is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tarboro who work in healthcare (11.84%), management occupations (10.60%), and office and administrative support (10.51%).

Being a small town, Tarboro does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Tarboro rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.81% of adults 25 and older in Tarboro have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Tarboro in 2010 was $20,085, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,340 for a family of four. However, Tarboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tarboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Tarboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tarboro residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Tarboro include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Tarboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.