Pasquotank County

Pasquotank County, North Carolina

PO Box 39
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
Phone: (252) 335-0865
Fax: (252) 335-0866

On the northeastern border of NC, on Albemarle Sound; organized 1668 (prior to statehood) as a precinct of Albemarle County. Name Origin: For the Pasquotank River, which forms its eastern border; from the Indian word pask-etan-ki 'where the current [of the stream] divides or forks.'

Area (sq mi):: 289.44 (land 226.88; water 62.56) Population per square mile: 168.70
Population 2005: 38,270 State rank: 61 Population change: 2000-20005 9.70%; 1990-2000 11.50% Population 2000: 34,897 (White 56.40%; Black or African American 40.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.90%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,815; median household $30,444; Population below poverty level: 18.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,815-$22,266
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 22.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Elizabeth City County seat (17,811)

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    Pasquotank County received $80,000 to renovate a boardwalk trail and a kayak launch along the Pasquotank River.
    We needed a neighborhood like Fox Haven in the northern part of Pasquotank County close to US 17 because it is so convenient for the Virginia commuters.
    During his last years there, and since that time, he's served on the Pasquotank County School Board and is currently a Pasquotank County commissioner.
    Last year, a dozen Pasquotank County, North Carolina, residents, including a county commissioner, a local attorney and two law enforcement officers, found nails in their driveways the morning after a public hearing on deer hounds.
    According to the state, 46 cases of shigellosis also were reported in the late spring and summer of 1993 in Pasquotank County.
    Dominion's North Carolina solar fleet also includes the 20-megawatt Morgans Corner array in Pasquotank County and the 60-megawatt Summit Farms facility in Currituck County.
    The company in last December accomplished the construction of the Morgans Corner project, which is a 110-acre fixed-tilt 25-MW DC (20-MW AC) plant comprising 81,054 solar panels situated in Pasquotank County, N.