Elizabeth City demographics profile

StatisticElizabeth CityNorth CarolinaNational
Population18,0259,940,828318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,54718191
Median age32.738.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)43%57%55%
Speak English93%89%79%
Speak Spanish6%7%13%
Elizabeth City, NC has a population of 18,025 and is the 2,404th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,547 per sq mi which is 754% higher than the North Carolina average and 1607% higher than the national average. The median age in Elizabeth City is 33 which is approximately 15% lower than the North Carolina average of 38. In Elizabeth City, 43% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 93% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 58% of Elizabeth City residents were born in North Carolina, 38% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 3% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Elizabeth City is 754% higher than North Carolina.
  • The median age in Elizabeth City is 15% lower than North Carolina.
  • In Elizabeth City 45.60% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Elizabeth City 52.01% of the population is African American.
  • In Elizabeth City 0.35% of the population is Asian.

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Elizabeth City population breakdown by race

RaceElizabeth CityNorth CarolinaNational
Caucasian45.60%69.24%73.35%
African American52.01%21.50%12.63%
Asian0.35%2.56%5.22%
American Indian0.13%1.18%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.26%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race0.95%2.45%3.06%
Other race0.70%3.01%4.75%
In Elizabeth City, 6.3% 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 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).