Statewide Claims to Fame

Elizabeth City is 9th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Elizabeth City is 11th in North Carolina out of 145 other cities in Income below poverty line

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Elizabeth City Rank North Carolina US
Current population (2012) 18,478 49th 9,752,073 313,914,040
Size in square miles 11.6 76th 48,617.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,607 36th 196.1 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Elizabeth City Rank North Carolina US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 41st 6.4% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.4% 110th 23.4% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.9% 72nd 13.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Elizabeth City Rank North Carolina US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 77.5% 115th 84.1% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 20.8% 91st 26.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Elizabeth City Rank North Carolina US
Race - White 39.5% 136th 71.9% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 54.0% 9th 22.0% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 73rd 1.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.2% 92nd 2.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 42nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.3% 61st 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.0% 95th 8.7% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 37.6% 135th 64.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Elizabeth City Rank North Carolina US
Female residents 54.2% 27th 51.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.9% 110th 7.4% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Elizabeth City Rank North Carolina US
Housing units 8,167 48th 4,362,740 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 30.8% 27th 17.0% 25.9%
Households 7,091 46th 3,664,119 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 46.6% 132nd 67.8% 66.1%
Home median value $157,000 67th $152,700 $186,200
People per household 2.5 71st 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Elizabeth City Rank North Carolina US
Income per capita $18,025 122nd $25,256 $27,915
Income per household $32,303 123rd $46,291 $52,762
Income below poverty line 31.5% 11th 16.1% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Elizabeth City Rank North Carolina US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,549 56th 798,791 27,092,908
Retail sales $470,209 45th $114,578,173 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $23,866 51st $12,641 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $60,357 44th $16,126,939 $613,795,732

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