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Elizabeth City is a city in Pasquotank County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the wife of landowner Adam Tooley

The latitude of Elizabeth City is 36.294N. The longitude is -76.251W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,570.


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Median household income
Local
$24,193
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elizabeth City demographic reports
Elizabeth City is on the Pasquotank River
Former and merged names include:
· Elizabethtown
· Reading
· Redding
As the terminus of the Great Dismal Swamp Canal, the city was a 19th-century shipping point for shingles, barrel staves and ship parts, loaded for export to the West Indies
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 151. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 8.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2006 movie, "The Guardian"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Potato Festival - May 19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Elizabeth City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Museum of the Albemarle
Colleges and universities: Elizabeth City State Universities
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Elizabeth City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Pasquotank County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27921 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Elizabeth City residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elizabeth City ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elizabeth City was $13,333, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Elizabeth City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Elizabeth City include Elizabeth City Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Elizabeth City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $842.


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Libraries in Elizabeth City include Pasquotank-Camden Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Elizabeth City include Daily Advance

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WRVS-FM.

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Politics

Pasquotank County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elizabeth City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Elizabeth City workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elizabeth City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Elizabeth City include Culpepper Inn, Days Inn Elizabeth City, Holiday Inn Express, Microtel Inn and Suites, Quality Inn.

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