Elizabeth City INFORMATION

Population: 19,934

Male 46% Female 54%
Married 45%
Single 55%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Elizabeth City has a very low population density. Elizabeth City is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

2,231 Elizabeth City
27,441 New York

City Info

Elizabeth City, NC is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Elizabeth City has a population density of 2,231, with 19,934 current residents.

Out of the 19,934 current residents, 46% are male and 54% are female. 45% of the residents are married and 55% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 59% Sun
  • 50% Rain
  • 3% Snow


61°F average temperature

  • 38 years Median home age
  • $89,500 Median home price
  • -0.09% Home appreciation rate
  • 9.11% Annual property tax
  • 46.3%
    Homes owned
  • 45.2%
    Homes rented
  • 8.5%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Elizabeth City, the air quality is 86% and the weather, on average, is 59% sunny, 50% rainy, and 3% snowy. The average temperature is 61°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Elizabeth City, you should know that 46.3% of homes are owned while 45.2% of homes are rented, and 8.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $89,500, the median age of homes is 38 years, the annual home appreciation is -0.09% and the annual property tax is 9.11%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Elizabeth City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Elizabeth City’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Elizabeth City is 32 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 56.50% Democratic, 42.78% Republican, and 0.72% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:15


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 74%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 12%
    Bachelors degree
  • 5%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Elizabeth City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.30% of residents are unemployed in Elizabeth City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Elizabeth City residents: 7.8% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.05% are in the arts and sciences field, 23.9% are in the customer service field, 22.9% are in the sales field, 1.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 12.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 13% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 74.35%, 6.10% of residents have an associate’s degree, 12.41% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.25% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Elizabeth City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 23 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Elizabeth City have a few different options. 71% of commuters use their own cars, 19% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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