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Geographic Region: Inland Coastal
Elevation: 10 feet
Winter: 53/33 Spring: 73/49
Summer: 89/70 Fall: 73/52
the Intracoastal Waterway, Elizabeth City
offers dockage to sailors from around the
world. The town’s waterfront has experienced a revitalization that includes new
docks and boat facilities, shops and the
Museum of Albemarle.
The nearby Dismal Swamp Canal
links the sounds and rivers of northeastern North Carolina with the port
of Norfolk and is still a means of transportation for thousands of pleasure
boaters on the Intracoastal Waterway.
The United States Coast Guard operates a training and rescue facility in
Elizabeth City that has been the focus of many daring rescues by sea and
by air, including several during the
famous ‘Perfect Storm’ of 1991.
The surrounding area has a large
military presence. One facility, the local
National Strike Force Coordination
Center, provides public information
crisis response support to federal on-the-scene coordinators and provides a
public access computer database which
lists oil spill removal organizations and
an inventory of response equipment
located around the nation. NSFCC
evaluates the oil industry’s and other
agencies’ preparedness to respond to
oil and hazardous substance pollution
incidents by conducting full-scale pollution response exercises coast-to-coast.
The Weatherization Assistance Program is a city program designed to help
low- to moderate-income utility customers lower their utility cost, usage
and maintenance on their homes. This
is achieved by energy audits, weatherization and customer education.
Weatherizing involves conducting a
whole-house energy assessment to identify the most cost-effective methods for
improvement to the home at no cost to
the utility customer. These assessments
are designed to reduce excessive air infiltration, reduce heating and cooling
loss and improve indoor air quality.
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Universities and colleges in the area
include Elizabeth City State University,
a constituent university of the University of North Carolina system; the College of the Albemarle, a public two-year community college that serves the
educational needs of the residents and
businesses in the college’s seven-county
service area; and the Roanoke Bible
College, a four-year co-educational
The hospital and medical center in
Elizabeth City is the Albemarle Hospital.
HErtFOrd, EdEntOn & ELIzabEtH CIty at a GLanCE
Avg. Precipitation: 48. 3 inches/year
Median Resident Age: 39. 6
Median Household Income: $19,681
Median Home Value: $154,900
Hospital: albemarle Hospital
Airport: northeastern regional airport