Elizabethtown, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elizabethtown, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Elizabethtown is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bladen County at latitude 34.6238 and longitude -78.6094. Bladen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Elizabethtown, but most people and references simply refer to it as Elizabethtown, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Elizabethtown indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Elizabethtown, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,833
Population in Households 3,574
Population in Familes 2,688
Population in Group Qrtrs 259
Population Density1 825
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 1,719
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 959
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,992 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 855 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 864 (43.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $124,174
Average Home Value $141,159


Median Household Income $20,173
Average Household Income $36,007
Per Capita Income $15,920
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.6% 0.96%
Households 1.91% 1.12%
Families 2.15% 1.0%
Median Household Income   4.06%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 194 74th
Population Density1 # 295 60th
Diversity Index2 # 180 76th
Median Household Income # 731 1st
Per Capita Income # 643 13th

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