Pasquotank County, North Carolina

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Pasquotank County is a county located in the State of North Carolina. As of 2007, its population was 41,897. Pasquotank's county seat is Elizabeth City[1].

Pasquotank County is part of the Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Law and Government

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


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 289 square miles (750 km²), of which, 227 square miles (588 km²) of it is land and 63 square miles (162 km²) of it (21.61%) is water.

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 -- with which it shares its name -- to the East, and the Little River to the West.

Adjacent counties

National protected area


As of the census[2] of 2007, there were 41,897 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 56.93% White, 40.05% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. 1.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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