Pasquotank County, North Carolina

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Pasquotank County
County of Pasquotank
Pasquotank County Courthouse
Pasquotank County Courthouse
Official seal of Pasquotank County
Official logo of Pasquotank County
Map of North Carolina highlighting Pasquotank County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°16′N 76°16′W / 36.26°N 76.26°W / 36.26; -76.26
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1739
Named forPasquotank River
SeatElizabeth City
Largest cityElizabeth City
Area
 • Total289 sq mi (750 km2)
 • Land227 sq mi (590 km2)
 • Water63 sq mi (160 km2)  22%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2021)
40,821
 • Density179.8/sq mi (69.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.co.pasquotank.nc.us

Pasquotank County /ˈpæskwətæŋk/ (listen) [1] is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 40,568.[2] Its county seat is Elizabeth City.[3] The county was originally created as Pasquotank Precinct and gained county status in 1739.[4] Pasquotank County is part of the Elizabeth City, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 289 square miles (750 km2), of which 227 square miles (590 km2) is land and 63 square miles (160 km2) (22%) is water.[5] It is the fifth-smallest county in North Carolina by land area.

Almost all of the terrain in Pasquotank County is flatland with a topography near sea level, a characteristic of most of North Carolina's Coastal Plain. The county is flanked by two rivers: the Pasquotank and the Little River.

National protected area[edit]

State and local protected areas[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major water-bodies[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Other major infrastructure[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
17905,477
18005,379−1.8%
18107,67442.7%
18208,0084.4%
18308,6417.9%
18408,514−1.5%
18508,9505.1%
18608,940−0.1%
18708,131−9.0%
188010,36927.5%
189010,7483.7%
190013,66027.1%
191016,69322.2%
192017,6705.9%
193019,1438.3%
194020,5687.4%
195024,34718.4%
196025,6305.3%
197026,8244.7%
198028,4626.1%
199031,29810.0%
200034,89511.5%
201040,66116.5%
202040,568−0.2%
2021 (est.)40,821[6]0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[11]
2020[12]

2020 census[edit]

Pasquotank County racial composition[13]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 21,577 53.19%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 14,316 35.29%
Native American 150 0.37%
Asian 458 1.13%
Pacific Islander 28 0.07%
Other/Mixed 1,802 4.44%
Hispanic or Latino 2,237 5.51%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 40,568 people, 14,697 households, and 9,829 families residing in the county.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010,[14] there were 40,661 people, 13,907 households, and 9,687 families residing in the county. The population density was 154 people per square mile (59/km2). There were 14,289 housing units at an average density of 63 per square mile (24/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 56.7% White, 37.8% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. 4.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,907 households, out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,444, and the median income for a family was $36,402. Males had a median income of $30,072 versus $21,652 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,815. 18.4% of the population and 15.5% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.5% are under the age of 18 and 17.9% are 65 or older.

Law and government[edit]

Pasquotank County is a member of the Albemarle Commission regional council of governments.

United States presidential election results for Pasquotank County, North Carolina[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 9,770 49.10% 9,832 49.41% 295 1.48%
2016 8,180 47.04% 8,615 49.54% 596 3.43%
2012 7,633 42.15% 10,282 56.78% 192 1.06%
2008 7,778 42.78% 10,272 56.50% 130 0.72%
2004 6,609 48.42% 6,984 51.17% 55 0.40%
2000 4,943 45.34% 5,874 53.88% 86 0.79%
1996 2,999 38.34% 4,233 54.12% 590 7.54%
1992 3,419 35.69% 4,709 49.15% 1,453 15.17%
1988 4,006 50.76% 3,860 48.91% 26 0.33%
1984 4,646 54.58% 3,854 45.27% 13 0.15%
1980 3,340 43.39% 4,128 53.62% 230 2.99%
1976 2,651 37.89% 4,302 61.49% 43 0.61%
1972 3,906 63.07% 2,115 34.15% 172 2.78%
1968 1,430 18.84% 2,564 33.78% 3,597 47.39%
1964 2,380 35.79% 4,269 64.21% 0 0.00%
1960 1,827 28.74% 4,530 71.26% 0 0.00%
1956 1,827 38.14% 2,963 61.86% 0 0.00%
1952 2,101 36.99% 3,579 63.01% 0 0.00%
1948 701 24.04% 1,976 67.76% 239 8.20%
1944 860 25.29% 2,540 74.71% 0 0.00%
1940 506 13.25% 3,314 86.75% 0 0.00%
1936 324 9.13% 3,226 90.87% 0 0.00%
1932 328 9.96% 2,946 89.49% 18 0.55%
1928 814 29.52% 1,943 70.48% 0 0.00%
1924 305 19.64% 1,236 79.59% 12 0.77%
1920 507 22.60% 1,736 77.40% 0 0.00%
1916 270 18.65% 1,177 81.28% 1 0.07%
1912 77 6.24% 972 78.83% 184 14.92%


Education[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Pasquotank County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

City[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Talk Like A Tarheel Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine, from the North Carolina Collection's website at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Pasquotank County, North Carolina". www.census.gov. Retrieved April 18, 2022.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "North Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". North Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Pasquotank County, North Carolina". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  11. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Pasquotank County, North Carolina". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  13. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 17, 2018.

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Coordinates: 36°16′N 76°16′W / 36.26°N 76.26°W / 36.26; -76.26