Elizabeth City demographics profile

StatisticElizabeth CityNorth CarolinaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,64219691
Median age32.637.837.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%57%55%
Speak English93%89%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
Elizabeth City, NC has a population of 18,343 and is the 2,354th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,642 per sq mi which is 737% higher than the North Carolina average and 1712% higher than the national average. The median age in Elizabeth City is 33 which is approximately 14% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Elizabeth City, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 59% of Elizabeth City residents were born in North Carolina, 37% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Elizabeth City is 737% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Elizabeth City is 14% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Elizabeth City 41.37% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Elizabeth City 55.55% of the population is African American.
  • In Elizabeth City 0.74% of the population is Asian.

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Elizabeth City population breakdown by race

RaceElizabeth CityNorth CarolinaNational
African American55.55%21.47%12.60%
American Indian0.08%1.17%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.26%0.06%0.17%
Mixed race0.96%2.32%2.91%
Other race1.05%3.01%4.70%
In Elizabeth City, 6.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Elizabeth City, NC demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.