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Overview

Introduction to Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in Pasquotank county, is 30 miles S of Chesapeake, Virginia (center to center) and 37 miles S of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Elizabeth City History

Elizabeth City was founded in 1793 as the town of Redding. It was established on land purchased from Adam and Elizabeth Tooley. Redding was renamed Elizabeth the following year and renamed again as Elizabeth City in 1801. The city was renamed either in honor of Queen Elizabeth I of England, who had spearheaded the colonization of the Virginia and Carolina coasts 200 years earlier, or in honor of Elizabeth "Betsy" Tooley, from whom the site for the town was purchased.

Elizabeth City and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of the Albemarle
  • Great Dismal Swamp Canal
  • Arts of the Albemarle
  • Port Discover
  • ECSU Fine Arts Complex
  • Episcopal Cemetery

Things To Do In Elizabeth City

Elizabeth City offers historic homes situated along tree-lined streets and a picturesque downtown complete with a scenic waterfront. Greater Elizabeth City is home to six National Register Historic Districts and six additional structures that have been listed independently in the National Register. The Museum of the Albemarle, located in the downtown area, is a huge building which has exhibits that tell the history of the 13 counties of Albemarle region.

Elizabeth City Transportation

Norfolk International Airport is less than one hour drive away.

Elizabeth City Higher Education

Elizabeth City State University and the College of the Albemarle are local institutions offering programs for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,732
Male Share of the Population44.1%
Female Share of the Population55.9%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+6,738
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married36%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,111
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,820
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,547

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,619
% Above Poverty Level73.3%
% Below Poverty Level26.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone35.9%
Median Gross Rent$806
Median House Value$137,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.2%
Irish6.4%
English6.1%
German5.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Italian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Polish0.7%
African0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Elizabeth City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pasquotank County
Standard Zip Codes27909
P.O. Box Zip Codes27906, 27907
Phone Area Codes252
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.29
Approximate Longitude-76.22

Elizabeth City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationELIZABETH CITY
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationCOLUMBIA
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 70 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp52 to 73 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationSUFFOLK LAKE KILBY
Distance36 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hertford2,533$33,750
Winfall624$47,045

Elizabeth City Public Libraries

East Albemarle Regional Library
100 E COLONIAL AVE
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
(252) 335-2511

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Elizabeth City Hospitals

Sentara Albemarle Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1144 North Road Street
(252) 384-4600

Elizabeth City Public Schools

Central Elementary
1059 Us Hwy 17
ZIP: 27909
(252) 335-4305
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Elizabeth City Middle
1066 Northside Road
ZIP: 27909
(252) 335-2974
Middle
Total Enrollment 648
H L Trigg Community
1004 Parkview Drive
ZIP: 27909
(252) 335-1765
Other
Total Enrollment 63
J C Sawyer Elementary
1007 Park St
ZIP: 27909
(252) 338-1012
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Northeastern High
963 Oak Stump Rd
ZIP: 27909
(252) 335-2932
High
Total Enrollment 849
Northside Elementary
1062 Northside Rd
ZIP: 27909
(252) 335-2033
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
P W Moore Elementary
606 Roanoke Ave
ZIP: 27909
(252) 338-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Pasquotank County High
1064 Northside Road
ZIP: 27909
(252) 337-6880
High
Total Enrollment 773
Pasquotank Elementary
1407 Peartree Rd
ZIP: 27909
(252) 335-4205
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
River Road Middle
1701 River Road
ZIP: 27909
(252) 333-1454
Middle
Total Enrollment 666
Sheep-harney Elementary
200 W Elizabeth St
ZIP: 27909
(252) 335-4303
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Weeksville Elementary
1170 Salem Church Rd
ZIP: 27909
(252) 330-2606
Primary
Total Enrollment 323

Elizabeth City Private Schools

Albemarle School
1210 Us Highway 17 S
ZIP: 27909
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 109
Elizabeth City Sda School
1117 Us Highway 17 S
ZIP: 27909
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Foreshadow Academy
1456 Weeksville Rd
ZIP: 27909
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
St Stephen Missionary Baptist Church Child Care
513 W Cypress St
ZIP: 27909
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Victory Christian School
684 Old Hertford Hwy
ZIP: 27909
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 165
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