Elizabethtown, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elizabethtown, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Elizabethtown had a population of 3,772 as of July 1, 2016. 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.

The Town of Elizabethtown is located within Township of Elizabethtown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bladen County.

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, 2016.

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Elizabethtown, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,772
Population in Households 3,523
Population in Familes 2,645
Population in Group Qrtrs 249
Population Density1 820
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 1,701
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 945
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,972 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 826 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 875 (44.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 271 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $102,660
Average Home Value $130,411


Median Household Income $23,606
Average Household Income $41,636
Per Capita Income $18,954
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.48%
Households 1.13% 0.65%
Families 1.22% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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, 2016 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 # 205 72nd
Population Density1 # 297 60th
Diversity Index2 # 187 75th
Median Household Income # 720 3rd
Per Capita Income # 532 28th

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