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.