Elizabeth City, North Carolina Population 2024

18,676

Elizabeth City is a city located in Pasquotank County North Carolina. Elizabeth City has a 2024 population of 18,676. It is also the county seat of Pasquotank County.Elizabeth City is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually but its population has increased by 0.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,613 in 2020.

The average household income in Elizabeth City is $66,773 with a poverty rate of 18.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elizabeth City is 34.8 years, 31.3 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Elizabeth City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elizabeth City was:

  • Black or African American: 49.39%
  • White: 39.91%
  • Two or more races: 6.47%
  • Other race: 2.26%
  • Asian: 1.38%
  • Native American: 0.54%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
Land Area (mi²)
11.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,597.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.34% (63)
The current population of Elizabeth City, North Carolina is 18,676 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,613.

Elizabeth City, North Carolina Population 2024

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Elizabeth City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American9,17149.39%
White7,41239.91%
Two or more races1,2016.47%
Other race4192.26%
Asian2561.38%
Native American1000.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander110.06%
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Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elizabeth City Population by Race

Elizabeth City Population Pyramid 2024

Elizabeth City Median Age

34.8

Total

31.3

Male

39

Female

Elizabeth City Adults

There are 14,399 adults, (3,053 of whom are seniors) in Elizabeth City.

Elizabeth City Age Dependency

63.7

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Elizabeth City Sex Ratio

Female10,11654.47%
Male8,45445.53%

Elizabeth City Population by Age

Elizabeth City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,1032.3942.857.2
Non Family2,8711.3536.763.3
Married2,6842.895347
Female1,3123.5932.267.8
Male2362.586139
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3

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

42.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elizabeth City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elizabeth City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elizabeth City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 42.63%.

Elizabeth City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,922

Average Earnings

$46,338

Average Male

$34,333

Average Female

Elizabeth City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elizabeth City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elizabeth City Language

92.91% of Elizabeth City residents speak only English, while 7.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.64% of the population.

Elizabeth City Language

Elizabeth City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black8,1851,61319.71%
White6,23884113.48%
Hispanic1,57961538.95%
Multiple1,13046841.42%
Other4197818.62%
Native1002525%
Islander1111100%
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18.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.13%

Male Poverty Rate

18.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elizabeth City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elizabeth City is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elizabeth City is White, with 13.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.56%.

Elizabeth City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.85%
High School19.5%
Some College16.26%
Bachelors or Greater4.79%
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Elizabeth City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed44.54%
Female Unemployed18.56%
Female Employed9.46%
Male Employed8.1%
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Elizabeth City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elizabeth City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elizabeth City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Elizabeth City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elizabeth City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Elizabeth City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elizabeth City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,184

Number of Veterans

956

Male Veterans

228

Female Veterans

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Elizabeth City Veterans by War

count

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Elizabeth City Veterans by Age

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Elizabeth City Veterans by Race

Elizabeth City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elizabeth City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Elizabeth City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elizabeth City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elizabeth City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.21%

Born in Elizabeth City

96.81%

Native Born

3.19%

Foreign Born

1.76%

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.81% of Elizabeth City residents were born in the United States, with 54.21% having been born in North Carolina. 1.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elizabeth City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,476-40-0.22%
202818,516-40-0.22%
202718,556-40-0.22%
202618,596-40-0.21%
202518,636-40-0.21%
202418,676-40-0.21%
202318,716-40-0.21%
202218,756-40-0.21%
202118,7961830.98%
202018,6137414.15%
201917,8721420.8%
201817,7302301.31%
201717,500-35-0.2%
201617,535-152-0.86%
201517,687-73-0.41%
201417,760-146-0.82%
201317,906-510-2.77%
201218,416970.53%
201118,319-376-2.01%
201018,6951,5078.77%
200017,1882,89620.26%
199014,2922882.06%
198014,004-377-2.62%
197014,3813192.27%
196014,0621,37710.86%
195012,6851,1219.69%
194011,5641,52715.21%
193010,0371,11212.46%
19208,9255136.1%
19108,4122,06432.51%
19006,3483,09795.26%
18903,251
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Elizabeth City Population by Year