Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 17,756 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 7,829  (44.1%)
Females: 9,927  (55.9%)
Median resident age:

33.0 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 27909.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,088 (it was $24,193 in 2000)
Elizabeth City:

$36,088
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,252 (it was $13,333 in 2000)

Elizabeth City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $145,892 (it was $69,900 in 2000)
Elizabeth City:

$145,892
NC:

$171,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $822.

March 2019 cost of living index in Elizabeth City: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.7%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 41.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.2% for other race residents, 61.5% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Elizabeth City, NC (2017)
    • 9,40451.9%Black alone
    • 6,93738.3%White alone
    • 1,2326.8%Hispanic
    • 3151.7%Two or more races
    • 1580.9%Asian alone
    • 690.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 140.08%Other race alone
    • 90.05%American Indian alone

Races in Elizabeth City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 83 registered sex offenders living in Elizabeth City, North Carolina as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elizabeth City is 222 to 1.


Crime rates in Elizabeth City by year

Type

2005

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.9)
1
(5.5)
2
(11.2)
1
(5.6)
3
(17.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(27.6)
6
(30.3)
9
(44.2)
4
(19.2)
3
(15.9)
6
(32.6)
3
(16.5)
6
(33.6)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
39
(215.4)
55
(277.6)
34
(167.0)
30
(144.2)
18
(95.1)
25
(135.9)
22
(121.1)
35
(196.1)
23
(129.2)
14
(79.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
99
(546.7)
94
(474.4)
86
(422.3)
82
(394.2)
74
(391.1)
76
(413.2)
65
(357.9)
84
(470.5)
101
(567.4)
78
(442.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
280
(1,546)
216
(1,090)
196
(962.5)
208
(1,000.0)
196
(1,036)
241
(1,310)
250
(1,377)
213
(1,193)
188
(1,056)
208
(1,180)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
754
(4,164)
665
(3,356)
562
(2,760)
544
(2,615)
541
(2,859)
456
(2,479)
533
(2,935)
602
(3,372)
608
(3,415)
689
(3,908)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
75
(414.2)
28
(141.3)
29
(142.4)
20
(96.1)
13
(68.7)
26
(141.3)
13
(71.6)
20
(112.0)
25
(140.4)
42
(238.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(82.8)
1
(5.0)
2
(9.8)
3
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.5)
1
(5.6)
2
(11.2)
5
(28.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)526.1424.3359.1358.3311.8373.4351.6429.6412.2431.6

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City-data.com crime index in Elizabeth City, NC

Crime rate in Elizabeth City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 63 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (6.8%), Irish (4.3%), English (3.7%), German (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 8.94 square miles.

Population density: 1,987 people per square mile   (low).

Elizabeth City, North Carolina map

704 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:

3.9%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,815 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,274 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chesapeake, VA (32.8 miles , pop. 199,184).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Virginia Beach, VA (38.1 miles , pop. 425,257).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (262.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Camden, NC (1.9 miles ),
South Mills, NC (3.4 miles ),
Winfall, NC (3.8 miles ),
Coinjock, NC (3.9 miles ),
Hertford, NC (4.0 miles ),
Moyock, NC (4.0 miles ),
Sunbury, NC (4.9 miles ),
Columbia, NC (5.1 miles )

Latitude: 36.30 N, Longitude: 76.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,883 (+32.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,993 (56.7%)

Area code: 252

Distribution of median household income in Elizabeth City, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Elizabeth City, NC in 2017
Elizabeth City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 61 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 1998: 61 buildings, average cost: $67,300
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 2002: 80 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2003: 49 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2004: 129 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2005: 151 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2006: 132 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2007: 116 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2008: 55 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2012: 32 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2013: 43 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2014: 39 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2015: 42 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2016: 50 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2017: 55 buildings, average cost: $143,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Elizabeth City, NC residents
Average permit cost in Elizabeth City, NC
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Elizabeth City, NC
Historical housing units in Elizabeth City, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +1,017 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in Elizabeth City, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.3%)
  • Educational services (17.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Elizabeth City, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.5%)

Average climate in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 84.6. This is about average.

City:

84.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 34.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Elizabeth City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/23/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the Elizabeth City city center injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category F3 tornado 19.5 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elizabeth City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 279.2 miles away from Elizabeth City center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 137.1 miles away from Elizabeth City center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 140.3 miles away from Elizabeth City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pasquotank County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elizabeth City topographic map

Main business address for: GATEWAY FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Elizabeth City:

  • ALBEMARLE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1144 N ROAD ST)
  • GUARDIAN CARE OF ELIZABETH CITY INC (901 S HALSTEAD BLVD)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-ELIZABETH CITY (901 S HALSTEAD BLVD)
  • W R WINSLOW MEMORIAL HOME (1075 US HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH)
  • W R WINSLOW MEMORIAL HOME INC (1700 W EHRINGHAUS ST)
  • ELIZABETH CITY DIALYSIS (1840 WEST CITY DR)
  • ALBEMARLE HOME CARE (311 CEDAR ST.)

Airports and heliports located in Elizabeth City:

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Colleges/Universities in Elizabeth City:

  • Elizabeth City State University (Full-time enrollment: 2,803; Location: 1704 Weeksville Rd; Public; Website: www.ecsu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • College of the Albemarle (Full-time enrollment: 1,915; Location: 1208 N Road St; Public; Website: www.albemarle.edu)
  • Mid-Atlantic Christian University (Full-time enrollment: 133; Location: 715 N Poindexter St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.macuniversity.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Elizabeth City:

  • Regent University (about 35 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,429)
  • ECPI University (about 38 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 10,694)
  • Norfolk State University (about 39 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Tidewater Community College (about 39 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 20,975)
  • Old Dominion University (about 42 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Hampton University (about 51 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 55 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)

Public high schools in Elizabeth City:

Private high schools in Elizabeth City:

  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 177, Location: 684 OLD HERTFORD HWY, Grades: PK-12)
  • ALBEMARLE SCHOOL (Students: 168, Location: 1210 US HIGHWAY 17 S, Grades: PK-12)
  • FORESHADOW ACADEMY (Students: 20, Location: 1456 WEEKSVILLE RD, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Elizabeth City:

Private elementary/middle schools in Elizabeth City:

  • ST STEPHEN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CHILD CARE (Students: 19, Location: 513 W CYPRESS ST, Grades: UG-3)
  • ELIZABETH CITY SDA SCHOOL (Students: 9, Location: 1117 US HIGHWAY 17 S, Grades: 1-7)
See full list of schools located in Elizabeth City

Library in Elizabeth City:

  • EAST ALBEMARLE REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,509,115; Location: 100 EAST COLONIAL AVENUE; 178,311 books; 9,365 audio materials; 7,504 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 350 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elizabeth City: Elizabeth City State University - Mickey L Burnim Fine Amphitheater (A), Elizabeth City Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Elizabeth City State University - Recreation Center (C), Elizabeth City State University - Mickey L Burnim Fine Arts Center (D), Elizabeth City State University - G R Little Library (E), Elizabeth City State University - Campus Police (F), Museum of the Albermarle (G), Knobbs Creek Recreation Center (H), Pasquotank County Courthouse (I), East Albemarle Regional Library - Pasquotank - Camden Branch (J), Carolina House of Elizabeth City (K), W R Winslow Memorial Home (L), Shiloh Group Home (M), Elizabeth City State University - Wamack Residence Hall (N), Elizabeth City State University - Mitchell Lewis Residence Hall (O), Elizabeth City State University - Doles Residence Hall (P), Elizabeth City State University - Butler Residence Hall (Q), Elizabeth City State University - Bias Residence Hall (R), Grice-Fearing House (S), Elizabeth City Police Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Southgate Mall (1), Edgewood Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Elizabeth City: GATEWAY FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Elizabeth City include: Elizabeth City First Church (A), Corinth Baptist Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), First Christian Church (D), Saint James Missionary Baptist Church (E), Memorial Missionary Baptist Church (F), Christ Episcopal Church (G), Cann Memorial Church (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), New Hollywood Cemetery (3), Hollywood Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Charles Creek (A), Knobbs Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Elizabeth City: Charles Creek Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (306 South Hughes Boulevard) (1), Elizabeth City Days Inn (308 S Hughes Blvd) (2), Econo Lodge (522 South Hughes Boulevard) (3), Days Inn (308 South Hughes Boulevard) (4), Hampton Inn Elizabeth City- N.C. (402 Halstead Blvd) (5), Holiday Inn Express (306 South Hughes Boulevard) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Clerk Superior Court (Pasquotank County Co) (1), North Carolina State - District Court Judges (Courthouse) (2), United States Government - Justice Dept- Court Security Officer (206 East Main Street) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Bob Hagedorn - Politician, Franklin D. Miller - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Herbert H. Bateman - Politician, James Green Martin - Confederate Army general, John Warren Davis - Politician, Scott Sanders (director) - Film director, Ruby Johnson - Soul musician, Anthony Smith (defensive end) - Football player, Barbara Harris (singer) - Female singer, Ernest Hassell - College basketball player (Jackson State Tigers).

Pasquotank County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.4%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Elizabeth City in 2010:

  • 1,755 people in college/university student housing
  • 182 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 127 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Elizabeth City in 2000:

  • 975 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 262 people in nursing homes
  • 116 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 99 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Arena or stadium:
  • R.L. Vaughn Center. Elizabeth City State University.

Banks with branches in Elizabeth City (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Elizabeth City Main, Nc Pasquotank County 1, Southgate Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Elizabeth City Branch at 606 East Main Street, branch established on 1924/01/01; Mall Branch at 1407 W. Ehringhaus Street, branch established on 1974/04/19. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of Hampton Roads: Southgate Branch at 1404 West Ehringhaus Street, branch established on 1970/08/17; Elizabeth City Main Branch at 1145 North Road Street, branch established on 1998/12/01. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $1,899.1 mil, Deposits: $1,581.4 mil, headquarters in Norfolk, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Vi Lp
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Elizabeth City Branch at 310-312 South Road Street, branch established on 1976/12/01; Holly Square Branch at 1609 West Ehringhaus Street, branch established on 1977/06/01. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • First South Bank: Elizabeth City Branch at 604 East Ehringhaus Street, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $744.4 mil, Deposits: $644.7 mil, headquarters in Washington, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: First South Bancorp, Inc.
  • Select Bank & Trust Company: Elizabeth City Branch at 104 Nance Court, branch established on 2004/12/13. Info updated 2012/01/20: Bank assets: $215.0 mil, Deposits: $165.7 mil, headquarters in Greenville, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Select Bancorp, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Elizabeth City Main Branch at 1000 West Ehringhaus Street, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Elizabeth City Walmart Branch at 101 Tanglewood Parkway, branch established on 2006/12/11. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Elizabeth City:

Marital status in Elizabeth City, NC
  • Never married: 40.2%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Elizabeth City:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 15.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Elizabeth City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Elizabeth City, NC (based on Pasquotank County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,14849
Mainline Protestant3,68813
Black Protestant1,67013
Catholic1,5451
Other9463
None22,664-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Pasquotank County:

2.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Pasquotank County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

9.10 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pasquotank County:

10.5%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Pasquotank County:

32.3%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pasquotank County:

14.7%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.7%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Elizabeth City:

29.3
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.3%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.9%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Elizabeth City:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.8%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

53.7%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.7%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elizabeth City, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 63$221,418$42,1750$0
Firefighters 42$135,880$38,8230$0
Sewerage 26$80,532$37,1690$0
Financial Administration 25$69,442$33,3322$1,468
Streets and Highways 15$37,817$30,2540$0
Electric Power 15$59,286$47,4290$0
Parks and Recreation 14$42,657$36,56313$13,410
Solid Waste Management 14$39,666$33,9990$0
Other and Unallocable 12$45,786$45,7860$0
Police - Other 10$23,840$28,6085$3,239
Water Supply 7$19,826$33,9870$0
Other Government Administration 3$19,189$76,7561$724
Fire - Other 2$6,146$36,8760$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 248$801,485$38,78221$18,841

Elizabeth City government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $807,000 ($45.45)
    Regular Highways: $789,000 ($44.44)
    Water Utilities: $618,000 ($34.81)
    Electric Utilities: $463,000 ($26.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $322,000 ($18.13)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $28,303,000 ($1594.00)
    Water Utilities: $6,322,000 ($356.05)
    Police Protection: $5,374,000 ($302.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,207,000 ($180.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,824,000 ($102.73)
    Regular Highways: $1,389,000 ($78.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,235,000 ($69.55)
    General - Other: $1,128,000 ($63.53)
    Housing and Community Development: $744,000 ($41.90)
    Central Staff Services: $495,000 ($27.88)
    Financial Administration: $376,000 ($21.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $364,000 ($20.50)
    General Public Buildings: $272,000 ($15.32)
    Transit Utilities: $240,000 ($13.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $78,000 ($4.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $51,000 ($2.87)
    Sewerage: $47,000 ($2.65)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($2.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $92,000 ($5.18)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $347,000 ($19.54)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $214,000 ($12.05)
    Other - Financial Administration: $205,000 ($11.55)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $463,000 ($26.08)
    Police Protection: $373,000 ($21.01)
    Water Utilities: $123,000 ($6.93)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $24,000 ($1.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000 ($1.07)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($0.56)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $99,000 ($5.58)

Elizabeth City government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,671,000 ($263.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,590,000 ($89.55)
    Other: $333,000 ($18.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000 ($14.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $30,000 ($1.69)
    Parking Facilities: $18,000 ($1.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $85,000 ($4.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,329,000 ($131.17)
    Other: $560,000 ($31.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $310,000 ($17.46)
    General Revenue - Other: $271,000 ($15.26)
    Special Assessments: $81,000 ($4.56)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $31,494,000 ($1773.71)
    Water Utilities: $4,671,000 ($263.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,289,000 ($128.91)
    Other: $644,000 ($36.27)
    Highways: $485,000 ($27.31)
  • Tax - Property: $7,616,000 ($428.93)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,582,000 ($145.42)
    Motor Vehicle License: $122,000 ($6.87)
    Other License: $103,000 ($5.80)

Elizabeth City government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,671,000 ($375.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,079,000 ($342.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,392,000 ($78.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $800,000 ($45.06)

8.17% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,887 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.17%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Perquimans County, NC  0.74% ($31,000 average AGI)
from Camden County, NC  0.62% ($39,545)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.41% ($41,881)


7.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Perquimans County, NC  0.69% ($37,755 average AGI)
to Camden County, NC  0.53% ($39,145)
to Chesapeake city, VA  0.46% ($46,923)
Businesses in Elizabeth City, NC
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Marriott1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Arby's1Microtel1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Nike4
Burger King2Nissan1
CVS1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Payless1
Dairy Queen1Penske1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut1
Decora Cabinetry1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Ruby Tuesday1
FedEx5Rue211
Ford1SAS Shoes1
GNC1SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop1Starbucks1
H&R Block2Subway3
Hardee's2The Room Place1
Hilton1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul4
Honda1U.S. Cellular3
Hyundai1UPS5
IHOP1Vans2
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Lowe's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Elizabeth City:

  • WCNC (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WGAI (560 AM; 1 kW; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: MAX RADIO OF THE CAROLINAS LICENSES LLC)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elizabeth City:

  • WRVS-FM (89.9 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGPS (88.3 FM; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WFMZ (104.9 FM; HERTFORD, NC; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCXL (104.1 FM; KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC; Owner: MAX RADIO OF THE CAROLINAS LICENSES LLC)
  • WRSF (105.7 FM; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: EAST CAROLINA RADIO, INC.)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WFMI (100.9 FM; SOUTHERN SHORES, NC; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WERX-FM (102.5 FM; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: LAWRENCE LOESCH & MARGARET LOESCH)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBHH (92.1 FM; MOYOCK, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Elizabeth City:

  • W18BB (Channel 18; ELIZABETH CITY, NC; Owner: ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WUND-TV (Channel 2; COLUMBIA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSKY-TV (Channel 4; MANTEO, NC; Owner: SKY TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Elizabeth City: Franklin D. Miller.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Elizabeth City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 581ft / 177mTotal length
  • 252,870Total average daily traffic
  • 26,564Total average daily truck traffic
  • 380,740Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elizabeth City, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 212000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elizabeth City, NC

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 162. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 276 took place in 2007, and the least - 67 in 2017. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Elizabeth City, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.4%), and Outside Fires (38.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Elizabeth City, NC
    • 1,08739.4%Structure Fires
    • 1,05738.3%Outside Fires
    • 51518.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 993.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Elizabeth City, NC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Elizabeth City, North Carolina:

  • Quality Inn, 522 S Hughes Blvd, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909 , Phone: (252) 338-3951, Fax: (252) 338-6225
  • Hampton Inn, 402 Halstead Blvd, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909 , Phone: (252) 333-1800, Fax: (252) 333-1801
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1640 City Center Blvd, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909 , Phone: (252) 333-1003, Fax: (252) 333-1008
  • Days Inn Elizabeth City, 308 S Hughes, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909 , Phone: (252) 335-4316, Fax: (252) 335-9476
  • ECONO LODGE, 510 S Hughes Blvd, Elizabeth city, North Carolina 27909 , Phone: (252) 338-4124
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Most common first names in Elizabeth City, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William32973.2 years
James29371.6 years
Mary26979.2 years
John25873.4 years
George17873.2 years
Robert15369.7 years
Margaret12676.3 years
Willie12673.1 years
Annie10681.6 years
Joseph9872.2 years
Most common last names in Elizabeth City, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
White22574.9 years
Williams21672.3 years
Sawyer18075.9 years
Jones15974.5 years
Johnson14574.3 years
Davis10077.4 years
Griffin9174.6 years
Harris8675.9 years
Smith8573.7 years
Perry7876.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elizabeth City, NC
  • 64.3%Electricity
  • 16.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.0%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elizabeth City, NC
  • 84.8%Electricity
  • 5.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Utility gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Elizabeth City compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Elizabeth City on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
There are 69 pilots and 174 other airmen in this city.
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