Elizabethtown, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elizabethtown, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Elizabethtown had a population of 3,854 as of July 1, 2015. Elizabethtown ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elizabethtown is located at latitude 34.6238 and longitude -78.6094 in Bladen County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Elizabethtown (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Bladen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Town of Elizabethtown (GNIS ID: 2406434) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elizabethtown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Elizabethtown, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,854
Population in Households 3,599
Population in Familes 2,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 255
Population Density1 829
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 1,735
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 969
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 852 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 883 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $124,512
Average Home Value $142,156


Median Household Income $22,686
Average Household Income $39,703
Per Capita Income $17,587
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.4% 1.05%
Households 1.73% 1.22%
Families 1.94% 1.11%
Median Household Income   3.71%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Elizabethtown, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elizabethtown to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 195 74th
Population Density1 # 296 60th
Diversity Index2 # 184 75th
Median Household Income # 732 1st
Per Capita Income # 569 23rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.