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Encyclopedia > Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Official flag of Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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Official seal of Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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Nickname: Harbor of Hospitality, E.C.
Location in Pasquotank and Camden counties in the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 36°17′44″N, 76°13′30″W
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Pasquotank and Camden
Government
 - Mayor Rev. Charles L. Foster (D)
Area
 - Land 6.1 sq mi (15.913 km²)
Elevation 13.1 ft (4 m)
Population (2004)
 - City 18,249
 - Metro 45,845
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website: http://www.discoverec.org

Elizabeth City is a city in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, in the United States. The population was 17,188 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Pasquotank CountyGR6. Elizabeth City was founded as the town of Redding in 1793 on land acquired from Adam and Elizabeth Tooley. In 1794 the town was renamed Elizabeth, and in 1801 Elizabeth City. The name change has been variously attributed to honor either Queen Elizabeth I of England, who 200 years earlier spearheaded the colonization of the Carolina and Virginia coasts, or Elizabeth "Betsy" Tooley. Elizabeth City is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region, and is nicknamed the "Harbor of Hospitality®". Image File history File links Ec_birdview. ... Image File history File links Eliz_city_nc_flag. ... Image File history File links Eliz_city_seal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links NCMap-doton-ElizabethCity. ... 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Geography

Elizabeth City is located at 36°17′44″N, 76°13′30″W (36.295585, -76.224954)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.8 km² (9.6 mi²). 23.2 km² (8.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it (6.49%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The city is located alongside the Pasquotank River, which connects to the Albemarle Sound and is part of the Intracoastal Waterway. Directly across the river lies Camden County. The city's semi-coastal geography has played an important role in its history -- Elizabeth City once hosted thriving oyster and timber industries. East-facing photo of the river near dusk. ... Albemarle Sound with the northern Outer Banks. ... Tug and barge on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Navigation on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), where it intersects with Bayou Perot, in the vicinity of New Orleans The Intracoastal Waterway is a 4,800-km (3,000-mile) recreational and commercial waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


Notable features

Elizabeth City is home to Elizabeth City State University, a constituent member of the University of North Carolina System. The university encompasses a moderate acreage within city limits and houses more than 2,500 students. Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in the United States. ... University of North Carolina Seal The University of North Carolina System is a sixteen university system which comprises all public 4-year colleges and/or universities in North Carolina and consists of 16 separate campuses across the state. ...


Greater Elizabeth City (Pasquotank County) has 6 National Register Historic Districts and 6 resources that are listed individually on the National Register.


Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, the largest United States Coast Guard Air Station on the East Coast, is located directly south of Elizabeth City's city limits. Recently incorporated into the United States Department of Homeland Security, the base provides a host of local jobs and maintains an influx of Coast Guard employees from all around the country. U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was commissioned on August 15, 1940 with four officers, 52 enlisted men and ten aircraft including three Hall PH-2 seaplanes, four Fairchild J2K landplanes, and three Grumman J2F amphibians. ... USCG HH-65 Dolphin The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a branch of the United States armed forces and is involved in maritime law enforcement, mariner assistance, search and rescue, and national defense. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), commonly known as Homeland Security, is a Cabinet department of the Federal Government of the United States with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the United States from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters. ...


The USCG Air Station and training center in Elizabeth City, NC was also featured in numerous scenes, though made to look like Kodiak, Alaska, for the 2006 Disney production of The Guardian.


Elizabeth City is also home to one of the United States' few airship factories [1]. Many of the nation's commercial blimps are made and serviced here. The current airship station evolved from what was previously a US Navy airstation. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 17,188 people, 6,577 households, and 4,189 families residing in the city. The population density was 742.3/km² (1,923.2/mi²). There were 7,463 housing units at an average density of 322.3/km² (835.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 40.24% White, 56.60% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 6,577 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.7% were married couples living together, 23.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.01. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 15.1% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 81.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $24,193, and the median income for a family was $28,037. Males had a median income of $27,434 versus $20,836 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,333. About 25.1% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.5% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

External links COA Homepage [1] Categories: | ... Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in the United States. ... Roanoke Bible College is a private Christian college located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. ...

Famous inhabitants and visitors

Elizabeth City's Downtown Waterfront as seen from a nearby dock.
Elizabeth City's Downtown Waterfront as seen from a nearby dock.
  • Nine-ball legend Luther Lassiter was born in Elizabeth City, and developed much of his skill at pool in the City Billiards pool hall there during the Great Depression.
  • Theodore Roosevelt visited the Pasquotank River to consider the location for the shipyard that would later become the Naval Station Norfolk -- Citation needed: Naval Station Norfolk has never been a shipyard (ie, an overhaul and repair facility for ships), and the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, VA substantially predates Teddy Roosevelt.
  • Robert Frost had traveled into and was stranded in the nearby Dismal Swamp, but was saved by some passerbys, who brought him to stay in Elizabeth City for a few weeks.
  • A woman named Nell Cropsey is renowned as the subject of Elizabeth City's relatively well-known murder mystery. The story of her unresolved disappearance has been chronicled by Bland Simpson, an author and historian who is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The annual "Ghost Walk" in Elizabeth City commemorates the legend, alongside other local tales, with re-enactments performed by local raconteurs.
  • The Wright brothers sometimes used Elizabeth City as a stopover to the Outer Banks to gather supplies and catch a boat. They stayed in the old Southern Hotel, which is no longer operational as a hotel.
  • In 2006, filming for a scene of the Kevin Costman & Ashton Kutcher movie The Guardian took place at the USCG base. Many of the employees at the base were used as extras.

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (820 words)
Elizabeth City is a city in Pasquotank County, North Carolina, in the United States.
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In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 15.1% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older.
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