Elizabeth City is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,558 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Elizabeth City is the 46th largest community in North Carolina.
Elizabeth City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Elizabeth City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elizabeth City who work in sales jobs (13.64%), office and administrative support (9.39%), and teaching (9.15%).
Also of interest is that Elizabeth City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Elizabeth City is a college town. There are a lot of students in Elizabeth City attending college, and as a result Elizabeth City provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Elizabeth City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The population of Elizabeth City overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Elizabeth City, 23.54% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Elizabeth City in 2010 was $18,316, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,264 for a family of four. However, Elizabeth City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elizabeth City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elizabeth City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elizabeth City residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Elizabeth City include Irish, English, German, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Elizabeth City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.