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Elizabeth City, North Carolina

 

Elizabeth City, North Carolina is located in Camden and Pasquotank Counties, 160 miles northeaElizabeth City, North Carolinast of Raleigh and 60 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia.

Elizabeth City, North Carolina is a special place, rich in history yet progressive and growing. Located where the narrows of the Pasquotank River open up and the river begins widening out on its course to the Albemarle Sound, Elizabeth City is the economic and commercial hub of the northeastern North Carolina mainland. Although it was founded in 1793, it did not take on economic importance until the Dismal Swamp Canal was completed in 1805. The Canal linked the sounds and rivers of northeastern North Carolina with the port of Norfolk, allowing area planters and lumber companies a safe and quick method of transporting their goods to market.

A walk along the shaded streets of the six historic districts stirs memories of a time when Blackbeard sailed the waters and Wilbur and Orville Wright stopped for provisions on their way to the Outer Banks.

Elizabeth City offers three institutions of higher learning - two colleges and a constituent university of the University of North Carolina.  The City is also home to three major commands of the  U. S. Coast Guard and Albemarle Hospital, northeastern North Carolina's regional medical center.   The Museum of the Albemarle, one of three branch museums of the N. C. Museum of History, opened its new 50,000sf facility on the city's waterfront on May 1st, 2006. Also new to the downtown district is Port Discovery,  a hands-on learning experience for young and old alike.

Housing Cost

Housing prices range from $150,000 to $750,000.

Demographics

Estimated population in 2011: 18,705. Elizabeth City covers 8.9 square miles. It sits at an elevation of 13 feet above sea level.

Climate

Elizabeth City, NC climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70's and cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 40's.

The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 89.20 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 32.30 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature variations between night and day tend to be fairly limited during summer with a difference that can reach 19 degrees Fahrenheit, and moderate during winter with an average difference of 21 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation at Elizabeth City is 48.20 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is July with an average rainfall of 5.59 Inches.



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