Elizabeth City, NC Profile: Facts & Data

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Elizabeth City had a population of 17,819 as of July 1, 2018. Elizabeth City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Elizabeth City is located at latitude 36.294 and longitude -76.2354 in Pasquotank County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elizabeth City (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles. Pasquotank County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Elizabeth City (GNIS ID: 2403551) 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 City of Elizabeth City is located within Township of Elizabeth City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pasquotank County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Elizabeth City: Elizabethtown, Reading, Redding.

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Elizabeth City, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 17,819
Population in Households 16,452
Population in Familes 12,939
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,367
Population Density2 1,595
Diversity Index3 63
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,071
Average Household Income $51,689
Per Capita Income $20,635

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,016 (36.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,908 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,370 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $171,937
Average Home Value $191,089
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,923
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 4,325
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.33% 0.12%
Households 0.11% 0.13%
Families 0.4% 0.01%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.56%

Elizabeth City, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elizabeth City to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 53 93rd
Population Density # 75 90th
Diversity Index # 138 81st
Median Household Income # 530 28th
Per Capita Income # 515 30th

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