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

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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    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.