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Ready to Move Here?


We’re so glad you are considering making Elizabeth City your new home.

Learn more about our area by reviewing the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Livability website and magazine. You may order a relocation packet online or by calling the Chamber at 252-335-4365.

Considering retiring to our area? Check out our 2 nights for 2 deal at $249 and learn what other retirees have to say about living in Elizabeth City.

If you are interested in relocating a business to the area, please contact our Economic Development Commission.

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission
405 East Main Street, Ste 4
PO Box 70
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is crime like in Elizabeth City?

Crime: Our local law enforcement’s website makes it easy for you to search several weeks worth of police reports and it can help you determine if this community is the right fit for you.

How far above sea level is Elizabeth City?

Elevation: 12 feet above sea level

What city services are available?

City Services: Water, Sewer, Electric Distribution, Paid and Volunteer Fire Departments, Police, Parks and Recreation, Garbage Collection, Recycling

What are the local tax rates?

Elizabeth City Tax Rate: 65.5¢ per $100 Valuation for the fiscal year 2016-2017

Pasquotank County Tax Rate: $.76 per $100 Valuation for the fiscal year 2016-2017

How many people live in Elizabeth City?

State Demographer Population Count for July 1, 2015
Elizabeth City – 17,826 (includes 45 in Camden County)
Pasquotank County – 39,731

City’s Land Area
11.67 square miles (rev. 9-16)

Average Temperature
January – 41.0 degrees F
July – 79.0 degrees F

Average Precipitation
Rainfall – 48 Inches Annually
Snowfall – 4.6 Inches Annually

US 17, US 158 and US 168 serve the area

Nearest Interstate Exchange
Interstate 64 – 35 miles

Nearest Airport
Local: Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Regional Airport – 252-335-5634
Major: Norfolk International – 50 miles North of the City

Nearest Passenger Railroad
Amtrak Station, Newport News, VA – 50 miles North

Nearest Waterway
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway/Dismal Swamp Canal

Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County Goverment Contact Information

City of Elizabeth City
306 East Colonial Ave
PO Box 347
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

Pasquotank County
206 East Main Street
PO Box 39
Elizabeth City, NC 27907

Elizabeth City is the home to three higher education institutions.

College of the Albemarle
1208 North Road Street
PO Box 2327
Elizabeth City, NC 27906

Elizabeth City State University
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Mid-Atlantic Christian University
715 North Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

The City is also home to six major commands of the  U. S. Coast Guard and Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, northeastern North Carolina’s regional medical center.