Elizabethtown, North Carolina Population 2024

3,251

Elizabethtown is a city located in Bladen County North Carolina. Elizabethtown has a 2024 population of 3,251. Elizabethtown is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -1.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,307 in 2020.

The average household income in Elizabethtown is $37,686 with a poverty rate of 42.07%. The median age in Elizabethtown is 47.3 years: 28.7 years for males, and 56 years for females.

Elizabethtown Demographics

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

  • White: 50.27%
  • Black or African American: 42.04%
  • Other race: 4.24%
  • Native American: 3.09%
  • Two or more races: 0.36%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
641.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.69% (-56)
The current population of Elizabethtown, North Carolina is 3,251 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,307.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,66150.27%
Black or African American1,38942.04%
Other race1404.24%
Native American1023.09%
Two or more races120.36%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Elizabethtown Population by Race

Elizabethtown Population Pyramid 2024

Elizabethtown Median Age

47.3

Total

28.7

Male

56

Female

Elizabethtown Adults

There are 2,734 adults, (931 of whom are seniors) in Elizabethtown.

Elizabethtown Age Dependency

83.3

Age Dependency Ratio

51.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Elizabethtown Sex Ratio

Female1,71451.88%
Male1,59048.12%

Elizabethtown Population by Age

Elizabethtown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5941.9254.745.3
Non Family8701.1643.656.4
Female3702.824060
Married3542.8697.52.5
Male0000

2.74

Average Family Size

1.92

Average Household Size

54.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elizabethtown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade33413.88%
Associates Degree1656.86%
Bachelors Degree32413.47%
Graduate Degree1375.69%
High School Graduate81633.92%
Less Than 9th Grade251.04%
Some College60525.15%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elizabethtown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elizabethtown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1961,061210
Black1,139928251
Native American51460
Hispanic1460
2+ Races12120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 22.04%.

Elizabethtown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$40,761$0$39,948
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$12,917$0$15,495
Less Than 9th Grade$23,118$23,865$0
Overall$22,830$21,045$31,655
Some College$31,549$0$32,359

$22,830

Average Earnings

$21,045

Average Male

$31,655

Average Female

Elizabethtown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elizabethtown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elizabethtown Language

95.02% of Elizabethtown residents speak only English, while 4.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.98% of the population.

Elizabethtown Language

Elizabethtown Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,55674948.14%
Black1,27554042.35%

42.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.86%

Male Poverty Rate

51.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elizabethtown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elizabethtown is White, with 48.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elizabethtown is Black, with 42.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 19.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.65%.

Elizabethtown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.94%
High School39.51%
Some College39.27%
Bachelors or Greater23.83%

Elizabethtown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed15.96%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed28.7%
Female Unemployed0%

Elizabethtown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elizabethtown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$35,407$52,657
Households$24,081$37,686
Married Families$51,429$-999,999,999
Non Families$18,646$23,890

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elizabethtown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

26.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.0%

Male Marriage Rate

21.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Elizabethtown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elizabethtown 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.

Elizabethtown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elizabethtown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

210

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam163
Second Gulf War23
First Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Elizabethtown Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74157
18 to 3423
55 to 6413
35 to 5411
75+6

Elizabethtown Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black1179.77%
White937.01%

Elizabethtown Veterans by Race

Elizabethtown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elizabethtown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

41.3%

Labor Force Participation

41.3%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Elizabethtown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elizabethtown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elizabethtown 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

69.25%

Born in Elizabethtown

99.76%

Native Born

0.24%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.76% of Elizabethtown residents were born in the United States, with 69.25% having been born in North Carolina. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elizabethtown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,181-14-0.44%
20283,195-14-0.44%
20273,209-14-0.43%
20263,223-14-0.43%
20253,237-14-0.43%
20243,251-14-0.43%
20233,26520.06%
20223,263-20-0.61%
20213,283-24-0.73%
20203,307-80-2.36%
20193,387-25-0.73%
20183,412-65-1.87%
20173,477-21-0.6%
20163,498-31-0.88%
20153,529-35-0.98%
20143,564-22-0.61%
20133,586-2-0.06%
20123,588-14-0.39%
20113,602-35-0.96%
20103,63700%
20003,698-6-0.16%
19903,7041534.31%
19803,55137011.63%

Elizabethtown Population by Year