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 3,557 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Elizabethtown, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,557
Daytime Population: Workers 3,328
Daytime Population: Residents 2,498
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,826
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.64
Population in Households 3,381
Population in Familes 2,527
Population in Group Qrtrs 176
Population Density2 773
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $22,665
Average Household Income $41,788
Per Capita Income $19,246


Total Housing Units 1,933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 786 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 852 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 295 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $101,190
Average Home Value $131,726


Total Households 1,638
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 905
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.14%
Households 0.45% -0.05%
Families 0.45% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.65%

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, 2017 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 # 221 70th
Population Density # 318 57th
Diversity Index # 189 75th
Median Household Income # 726 2nd
Per Capita Income # 560 24th

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