A small city located in North Carolina, Elizabeth City has a population of just over 17,000. Young children account for a higher percentage of the population here (9%) than nationally (6%), making it a great place to raise a family, though young adults are well-represented as well. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 36, are younger than most cities in North Carolina. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in Elizabeth City, and 57% of residents rent their homes. With a relatively affordable average rent of $784 a month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in North Carolina. Over the course of a year, renters in Elizabeth City will save around $1,800 compared to the state average.
Among Elizabeth City residents over the age of 25, 8% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Elizabeth City residents work in one of two industries: retail and education. Together, these industries make up 12% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. Elizabeth City workers bring in an average annual income of just over $47K, less than the average North Carolina resident. Elizabeth City's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
Averaging about 28 minutes, Elizabeth City's commute time is slower than the North Carolina average of about 25 minutes. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 33% of residents, while public transit isn't extensively used. Few residents (2%) walk to work, though the number is higher than the national average.
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