Pasquotank County

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Pasquotank County, North Carolina

PO Box 39
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
Phone: (252) 335-0865
Fax: (252) 335-0866
www.co.pasquotank.nc.us

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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    There have been an unusually large number of dead birds confirmed positive with the West Nile Virus and one pony, from Pasquotank County, NC, was tested positive for West Nile Virus by a Virginia Public Health laboratory.