Elizabeth City, NC: What you need to know

Known as the Harbor of Hospitality, Elizabeth City is a waterfront community on the eastern seaboard, just 45 minutes from Norfolk, Virginia. The United States Coast Guard calls the harbor home and the North Carolina Potato Festival is held here annually. Architecture buffs can enjoy six National Register Historic Districts.

Elizabeth City, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 18,111
Median Age 32
Median Household Income $30,803
Median Home Price $125,300
Walkscore 36

Elizabeth City, NC Real Estate

Rich history, beautiful towns, easy living.

From historic to modern, there are several great options.

Elizabeth City, NC Health and Health Care

Hospitals and medical practices provide range of options for families

Residents have access to several different providers.

Elizabeth City, NC Business and Economy

New renovation, construction projects transform region

Region makes great strides in alternative energy

Home to the largest U.S. Coast Guard base in the country, the city's relationship with the military couldn't be stronger.

Beautiful, scenic venues make coastal town an ideal wedding location.

City's small town feel is ideal for both active duty personnel and Coast Guard retirees.

Strong aviation industry comprises many interesting businesses.

Honoring those who make a difference in the lives of others each and every day.

The Base has been an integral part of the community for years.

Education and health care top the list of employers.

Elizabeth City, NC Schools

Elizabeth City gets high marks for its diverse educational options

Area colleges add to city's growth and development.

Why other school districts can learn from city's lesson plans.

Several educational opportunities are available in the area.

Elizabeth City, NC Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 45.5%
  Female 54.5%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 321
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Median Population

Median Age 32.4%
Age 18 Over 77.5%
Age 21 Over 69.4%
Age 62 Over 17.6%
Age 65 Over 14.7%


  Ethnicity White 43.5%
  Ethnicity Black 53.8%
  Ethnicity Asian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 7.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 1%


  Median Household Income $30,803
  Median Home Price $125,300
  Homes Owned 56.9%
  Homes Rent 43.1%
  Median Property Rent $809


  English Only 92.3%
  English Other 7.7%

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Commute Types

  Walked 4.8%
  Worked at Home 4.1%
  Public Transportation 1.1%
  Other Means 3.7%
  Drove Alone 71.1%
  Carpooled 15.2%

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