Elizabeth City, NC 27909 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 27909: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Acceptable Alternative
Elizabeth Cty, NC 27909

Not Acceptable, USPS
Eliz City, NC 27909
Elizabeth City Coast Guard A, NC 27909

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,306
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,900
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 211
  • County: Pasquotank County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.295, Longitude -76.233
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 27909 has segments in 2 Counties (Camden, Pasquotank).

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Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 40,576
Population in Households 38,062
Population in Familes 31,345
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,514
Population Density1 180
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 14,997
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 10,275
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,095 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,406 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,591 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,098 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $182,164
Average Home Value $203,136


Median Household Income $45,803
Average Household Income $59,874
Per Capita Income $23,112
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% 0.03%
Households 0.02% -0.08%
Families -0.13% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.

Elizabeth City, NC 27909 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 27909 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 62 92nd
Population Density1 # 326 58th
Diversity Index2 # 201 74th
Median Household Income # 277 64th
Per Capita Income # 337 57th

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